We encourage every opportunity to #VisitRowanCounty, but we definitely think these 10 September events are worth the trip! We’ve got an assortment of events for families, beer enthusiasts, car lovers, history buffs and so much more.


Art Exhibitions: Rowan County's art scene is busting at it's seams. Check out these temporary art exhibitions this September, they'll be gone before you know it!

Expanding Expressions Exhibit at Rail Walk Studios and Gallery | through September 14

Light | Paper | Scissors - A Photography Exhibit | through October 25

That Which Sustains: Earth, Body, Spirit Exhibition at Waterworks Visual Arts Center | through February 1 (Opening reception | September 13)


Cruise Ins: Classic cars, antiques, hot rods, muscle cars, trucks, bikes and more. You'll find anything with wheels at our locally famous cruse ins.

Alive After 5 Downtown Landis Cruise In | September 6

Kannapolis Cruise In | September 14


Biker, Blues and BBQ: Free admission, vendors, music and the best bbq competition in the state of North Carolina! 

September 20 & 21


Downtown Salisbury Brewbury Festival: Spend two days celebrating the art of craft beer in Downtown Salisbury. Friday night's beer crawl through Downtown, and Saturday's beer festival are sure to make you hoppy. Learn how to earn free tickets to the 2-day event by booking your Rowan County lodging.

September 20 & 21


Rowan County Fair: The Rowan County Fair is back! This original landmark has been taking place each fall more well over 65 years. Join in the fun this month!

September 20 - 28


Antique Automobile Club of America Show at the North Carolina Transportation: The Antique Automobile Club of America Furnitureland Chapter is putting on a show with their antique vehicles at the North Carolina Transportation Museum.

September 21


German Fest: A celebration of Rowan County's German heritage mixes colonial and modern German traditions on the grounds of the Old Stone House. Plus, New Sarum Brewing will be onsite serving a special beer just for the event!

September 21


Kimberly Akimbo presented by Lee Street theatre: A hilarious and heart-wrenching play about a teenager with a rare conditions causing her body to age faster than she should. Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending with a hypochondriac mother, a rarely sober father, a scam-artist aunt, her own mortality and, most terrifying of all, the possibility of first love.

September 26 -28 & October 3 -5


Day Out with Thomas at the North Carolina Transportation Museum: Take a ride with Thomas, the No. 1 blue engine, and enjoy a day of fun filled with Thomas & Friends activities. Meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway, and enjoy crafts, story-telling, videos, train play tables, coloring, live music, magic shows are more! Learn how to earn your free tickets to Day Out with Thomas by booking your Rowan County lodging.

September 27 - 29 & October 4 - 6


Gold Hill Founders' Day: This annual festivals celebrates the small mining town of Gold Hill's long history. The day begins with a parade and continues with arts, crafts, heritage living displays, gold panning, live music and more happen throughout Gold Hill Mines Historic Park. 

September 28



For more events and happenings in Rowan County, visit our events calendar.