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Welcome to Rowan County, North Carolina

The Place Where You Can Truly Be An Original

Just an hour’s drive from Charlotte and the Greensboro and Winston-Salem areas, you’ll find both a quiet countryside filled with wineries and pick-your-own farms, and a bustling downtown district with breweries, historic trolley’s, a thriving arts scene, and more. 

Rowan County Arts & Ag is a celebration of the unique combination of the county's rich farm heritage and vibrant arts culture. Visitors and local residents alike will have unique opportunities throughout the year to experience and learn about local farms and find working artists exhibiting their talent. From self-guided tours of farms and artisans, farm-to-table dinners, large outdoor festivals and more; there's something for everyone. "Be An Original" and spend weekends this year getting to know Rowan County, its farms and artists. Take advantage of our Stay & Play packages to experience even more Rowan County, NC! Get ready for your experience by viewing our full calendar of events and learning more about the arts and agriculture in North Carolina.

Rowan County Blog

It's true, April is North Carolina Beer Month. North Carolina has the most breweries...

Spring is in the air, and that means it's time to #VisitRowanCounty. Check out these...

We’re excited it’s April, because that means Rowan Arts & Ag is here!...

In Rowan County, NC we’re passionate about originality, and one of the things that...

So Much To See And Do

Get Transported Back in Time

From train rides to scenic excursions and special events, the NC Transportation Museum is a source of education and fun for the young and old.

Eat & Drink

One-of-a-kind cafes, bistros, pizzerias, and several fine dining options; there's something to fit every taste, budget, and palate here.