Fall has arrived in Rowan County, and there is no better time than now to visit outdoors. Book your Rowan County hotel or Air Bnb, join us for the day or visit local! No matter how you visit, we can promise quality family fun! Check out the activities happening this October in Rowan County.


Patterson Farm Fall Fun on the Farm: (Weekends September 25 - November 6) Join Patterson Farm for their annual Fall Fun on the Farm events. Admission includes the barnyard, Pawpaw Carl’s playground, corn maize, cow barrel train ride, visiting the pumpkin patch, and many other activities! Hayrides are operating at a reduced capacity and are weather permitting.


Busker's Bash: (October 1) The 8th Annual Busker's Bash will take place in Downtown Salisbury. Busker's will be stationed throughout the Downtown footprint. Vote for your favorite busker and enjoy a night out in Downtown Salisbury.


Autumn Jubilee: (October 2) Autumn Jubilee will be a weekend full of family fun! This year's Autumn Jubilee will be a modified event, but still packed with fun.


Some Enchanted Evening: (October 8-10 & 15-17) Piedmont Players present Some Enchanted Evening at the Meroney Theater in Downtown Salisbury. 


Historic Hall House Museum Tours: (Saturdays) Built in 1820 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Dr. Josephus Hall House is available for tours Saturdays from 1 - 4 p.m.


Farmers' Market: (Saturdays) The Salisbury/Rowan County Farmers’ Market happens every Saturday at the Railwalk Pavillion in Downtown Salisbury. The market has a wide variety of products from season produce including pumpkins and squash, to local meat, eggs, flowers, bread, and other baked goods. For more information, visit the Salisbury/Rowan County Farmers' Market Facebook page.


October Tour: (October 9-10) Historic Salisbury Foundation presents the 46th annual historic homes tour featuring private home from 1820-1950. Three additional homes will be available online as part of our virtual tour option. Learn more and purchase tickets on Historic Salisbury Foundation's website.


Scarecrow Stroll at the N.C. Transportation Museum: (October 15-31) Join in the fall festivities at the N.C. Transportation Museum during their Scarecrow Stroll. Local businesses and attractions will be decorating and entering their scarecrows in the Scarecrow Stroll contest. Each museum guest will be given an opportunity to explore the outside scarecrow displays and vote on their favorite. For more information, visit the N.C. Transportation Museum's Facebook page


Fall Back in Time in Historic Gold Hill: (October 16) Join the Gold Hill Merchants Association in the Village at Gold Hill to celebrate the arrival of fall. Shop specials, live music, refreshment, marshmallows and more. 


Carolina Bohemian Jam: (October 16) This must-see festival is the Carolinas’ celebration to commemorate the era of music that would influence generations to come. Don’t miss the most cosmic event of the year at the Rowan County Fairgrounds.


Boo at the Zoo: (October 22-23) Tiger World's 11th annual Boo at the Zoo is a safe, fun and spooktacular way to enjoy exotic animals and Halloween fun. 


Gold Hill Ghost Tour: (October 30) The Gold Hill Ghost Tour is a great family fun night with hayrides and ghost stories at five key historic locations in Gold Hill Mines Historic park.