Experience

Experience

APRIL 2018

Saturday, April 7, 3-8 pm
Rowan Arts & Ag Beer Festival

Historic Gold Hill Village & Park, 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill, 28071. Celebrate NC Beer Month with our opening celebration to the Rowan Arts & Ag series. Live music on two stages featuring bands performing “NewGrass” music, food trucks, artisan vendors, kids’ activities and much more! Both Rowan County breweries, Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery and New Sarum Brewing Company will be onsite serving up homegrown brews. Rowan County’s wineries will be onsite too! This is a free event, open to the public. NC Beer Month overnight package available at www.visitsalisburync.com. Package is available the entire month of April 2018. Learn More

Friday & Saturday, April 13-14, 9 am-5 pm
Tractors & Trains Festival

N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, NC 28159. This railroading historic site hosts antique farm equipment, modern tractors, a stage with live music, games and more for kids and adults. Friday, April 13 is geared toward students and groups. Saturday, April 14 is for the public. Learn More

Saturday, April 28, 9 am-4:30 pm
Century Farms & Barns Bus Tour – SOLD OUT

Sponsored by Historic Salisbury Foundation. Explore the history of Rowan County’s century farms and barns in this unique Historic Salisbury Foundation spring tour! Hop aboard a Cross Roads Charters & Tours bus to venture through the southwestern part of Rowan County with stops at five Century Farm sites and the Corriher Grange. Tour includes bus fare, lunch, owner-led tours of these treasured rural properties, including farmhouses, barns, and other farm dependencies and viewings and stories of “barn quilts.” This is a ticketed event and currently sold out. Learn More

MAY 2018

Saturday, May 12, 5:30-8 pm
Rowan Arts & Ag Farm-to-Table Dinner

Patterson Farm Market & Tours, 10390 Caldwell Road, Mt. Ulla 28125. Enjoy an evening filled with the sounds of music and the tastes of home. This farm to table dinner features a five-course meal made from locally sourced ingredients from right here in Rowan County, NC. Local wineries and breweries will be on site with their samples. Ensembles from the Salisbury Symphony will perform throughout the evening for your enjoyment. Don’t miss this delightful evening under the stars on the farm! This is a ticketed event. Purchase tickets at www.RowanFarmtoTable.com. Fork & Vine overnight package available at www.visitsalisburync.com.

Sunday, May 20, 3-7 pm
Riot at Walnut Hill

The Vista at Walnut Hill, 1090 Mountain Road, Cleveland, NC 27013. This farm-to-fork dinner event highlights local farms, supports sustainable agriculture, and provides education and entertainment for all ages. This is a ticketed event. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite here. Fork & Vine overnight package available at www.visitsalisburync.com. Learn More

JUNE 2018

Saturday, June 2, 9 am-5 pm and Sunday, June 3, 1-5 pm
Arts & Ag Farm Tour Weekend, a Self-Guided Tour

Patterson Farm Market & Tours, 10390 Caldwell Road, Mt. Ulla 28125. See first-hand where your food comes from, learn more about farm life, and purchase farm products. Visit with artist vendors and purchase their wares. Choose several sites to visit on your day in rural Rowan, but be aware that you might not be able to see everything! Load up your car with friends and family and follow the map. Bring a cooler and pick up fresh veggies. This is a FREE self-guided tour, open to the public. Tell us you’re coming on our Facebook page. Learn More

Amy-Lynn Albertson, Rowan County Extension Director, alabert@ncsu.edu, 704.216.8970

Saturday, June 2, 3-7 pm Family activities, 7 pm Pre-show, 8 pm Pops at the Post Concert

Salisbury Post, 131 W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144. This popular outdoor venue for the Salisbury Symphony will sport an “agri” theme this year. Kids’ activities and artists vendors will be added attractions to family picnics. This year, Arts & Ag will be present with information promoting this “Rowan Original” idea of the marriage of arts and agriculture. We celebrate “Working Hands” in Rowan County, as we promote “Working Together.” This is a free event, open to the public. Learn More

 

 

JULY 2018

Saturday, July 21, 9 am-9:30 pm
Farmers Day

Downtown China Grove, Main Street, China Grove, NC 28023. A must-see event organized 37 years ago by the Town of China Grove
to honor local farmers by inviting them to bring their produce to sell. Attendance is estimated at over 15,000 visitors. This is a free event, open to the public. Learn More

Wednesday, July 25, 10 am
Children’s Theatre’s Old MacDonald Sing Along

Veterans Park, 119 N. Main St., Kannapolis, NC, FREE  (Best for Grades PreK-3rd)

AUGUST 2018

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 10 am
Children’s Theatre’s Chicken Little

Veterans Park, 119 N. Main St., Kannapolis, NC, FREE

Saturday, Aug. 11, 5-9 pm
Brew & Choo Festival

N.C. Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Drive, Spencer, NC 28159. Featuring regional craft breweries and local brews from New Sarum Brewing Company and Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery & Eatery. This is a free event with ticketed train rides with special craft beer samples. Learn More

Saturday, Aug. 18, 9 am-3 pm
Woodleaf Tomato Festival

Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland, NC, 27013. The community of Woodleaf celebrates its tomato-farming heritage with a day of food, crafts, music, and special events including a tomato cook-off, tomato-eating contest and children’s pageants. This is a free event, open to the public. Learn More

SEPTEMBER 2018

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16
Harvest Winery Tour

A Salisbury Historic Trolley tour of museums, galleries, four area wineries with wine tastings, dinner and live music with an optional “Sip & Stay” overnight package. More info coming soon! Learn More

OCTOBER 2018

Saturday, Oct. 6-7
Autumn Jubilee

Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC 28146. This Annual Festival attracts more than 45,000 visitors from across
Rowan County and the state. Held the first weekend in October, the Autumn Jubilee celebrates the season with live music, food, and
craft vendors. This is a free event, open to the public. Learn More

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 13-14
Theater at the Farm

Patterson Farm Market & Tours, 10390 Caldwell Road, Mt. Ulla. A collaborative event between Norvell Theater and Patterson Farm Market & Tours, this event is a special fall production at the farm. The farm’s normal fall activities, including the corn MAiZE, will be available before or after the production. This is a ticketed event. Learn More

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 13-14
OctoberTour™

Historic Salisbury Foundation, 215 Depot St., Salisbury, NC 28144. Historic Salisbury Foundation hosts one of the South’s oldest annual historic home tours, offering visitors a chance to step inside Rowan County’s notable historic private homes and landmarks. OctoberTour is a ticketed experience with free festival activities on Bank Street. Learn More

NOVEMBER 2018

Saturday, Nov. 3, 12-3 pm
Kaleidoscope Arts & Ag Festival

N.C. Research Campus, 150 Research Campus Drive, Kannapolis, NC, 28081. The closing event of the yearlong celebration of farms and artisans will feature a chefs’ demonstration, live music, food trucks, vendors, wineries and breweries, and kids’ activities. This is a free event, open to the public. Learn More

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