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Visit Rowan County is continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 virus as it related to North Carolina and Rowan County. Our main focus is the well-being of our community and visitors. While this situation remains fluid, we continue to seek the recommendations of state and local partners. Visit Rowan County has closed their visitor center. You can always find information related to Rowan County, as well as updates on event postponements and cancellations on our website. 


Travel Advisory from VisitNC & NCDHHS

North Carolina is strongly urging residents and visitors to take precautions relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19), including social distancing and nonessential travel. For more information on North Carolina relating to coronavirus, visitors can go to the website for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Rowan County Park Information

Rowan County Parks will remain open but operating with limited amenities until further notice. 

Dan Nicholas Park open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Amenities closed: Restrooms, Campground (including Campground store and shower houses), Concessions stand, Rowan Wild (Rowan Wildlife Adventures, Nature Center, Stanback Barnyard), Gem mine store and sluices, Picnic shelters and tables, Miniature golf, Paddle boats, Tennis/pickleball courts, No organized sports or practice allowed on ball fields, Playgrounds, Hurley Station, Train, Carousel, Fishing pier

Amenities open: Park grounds open to walking, running, and biking, Park trails


Ellis Park open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Amenities closed: Parks office building, Restrooms, Picnic shelters, No organized sports or practice allowed on ball fields, Playgrounds

Amenities open: Park grounds open to walking, running, and biking, Disc golf course


Sloan Park open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Amenities closed: Kerr Mill, Restrooms, Picnic shelters, Playgrounds

Amenities open: Park grounds open to walking, running, and biking, Park trails, Disc golf course


Dunn’s Mountain Park open Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 12:30 to 7 p.m.

Amenities closed: Restrooms, No van rides to top of mountain

Amenities open : Walking trail to top of mountain


Eagle Point Nature Preserve open Friday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Amenities open: Canoe/kayak access, Walking, running, and biking trails


Visit Rowan County Event Cancellations, Postponements & Closures

The following events have been cancelled or postponed to undetermined dates:

North Carolina Transportation Museum (Closed)

Jeff Little Trio at Lee Street theatre (Postponed)

Now Are the Foxes Improv Troupe at Lee Street theatre (Postponed)

Dream of American presented by the Salisbury Symphony (Postponed)

Hall House Museum Tours (Cancelled for the month of March)

Rowan County History Class (Cancelled for the remainder of class, contact Rowan Museum for more info)

New Sarum's AnniBEERsary Party (Postponed until October 3)

Rowan County Non-Essential Meetings (Cancelled)

SilverArts Art Show and Extravaganza (Postponed)

Open House Celebration of the Atrium Health Ballpark (Postponed)

Salisbury Parks and Rec's Spring Celebration at Hurley Park (Postponed)

Salisbury Parks and Rec's Touch-A-Truck Event (Postponed)

Piedmont Players Theatre's Business Offices (Closed)

Madagascar Auditions and Show presented by Piedmont Players Theatre (Postponed)

Forum Set Build and Show presented by Piedmont Players Theatre (Postponed)

NASCAR Hall of Fame (Closed)

ALL Salisbury Parks & Rec Facilities (Closed until further notice)

Mountain Film on Tour at Lee Street theatre (Postponed)

Rowan Museum (Closed)

Rowan County Visitors Center (Closed to the public and meetings)

Yoga in the Brewery at Morgan Ridge Railwalk (Cancelled)

Patterson Farm Brunch with the Easter Bunny (Postponed)

Patterson Farm Egg Hunt (Postponed)

Lazy 5 Ranch (Wagon Rides Closed, Drive Thru still open)

Historic Hall House 200th Anniversary Celebration (Postponed)

Historic Salisbury Foundation Annual Meeting (Postponed)

All Morgan Ridge Railwalk Events (Postponed through April 30)

Tiger World (Closed)

Rowan County Buildings (Closed to the public)

Patterson Farm Hiring Event (Postponed)

Civitan Club of Salisbury Spaghetti Feast (Postponed)

Jiggy with the Piggy Festival (Cancelled)

Rowan County Farm Tour (Cancelled)

Gold Rush Days Arts & Crafts Festival (Postponed til November 7)

Rowan Public Library (All events and programs canceled through May 31)

Salisbury Symphony Orchestra Remainder of 2019-2020 season (Cancelled)

Cheerwine Festival (Cancelled - Virtual Festival will be offered)

ALL Restaurant Dining Rooms Closed - Please check take out & delivery options of our LOCAL BUSINESSES


Ways to Keep Rowan County Original 

During this time of uncertainty and adjustments in travel and events, we encourage you to remember that our destination is fueled by small businesses, restaurants and attractions that help our community thrive. 

Our small businesses, restaurants and attractions are ensuring proper sanitation for customers and visitors, and are following guidance from public health officials regarding the cancelling or postponing of events and gatherings. 

If you are unable to visit Rowan County physically, please consider supporting our small businesses, restaurants and attractions in other ways, such as:

  1. Patronize our small businesses by shopping online or via phone if available. 

  2. If you typically order products with local retailers later in the year, place your orders now if possible.

  3. If you do not need anything specific at the moment but still want to support local, buy gift cards to spend later in our stores and restaurants, or at our attractions.

  4. For restaurants, order takeout or delivery and tip the same amount as you would dining in.

  5. You can buy gift cards for many local restaurants, too.

  6. Purchase season passes or advanced tickets from local attractions for future use.

  7. Share this information widely so others know how to help.

Rowan County's small businesses are the livelihood of our community, as well us what makes us an original destination. We want to make sure they continue to stay successful while maintaining appropriate public health safety measures. Many businesses are offering additional services and take out options.