When it comes to family fun this Halloween season, Rowan County has plenty to offer. From fall festivals to trick-or-treat experiences, from farm fun to scarecrow strolls, Rowan County is the perfect place to celebrate original with your kiddos this Halloween.


Patterson Farm Fall Fun on the Farm

September 24 through November 5, discover Patterson Farm's Fall Fun on the Farm where you and your family can adventure through a corn maze, wagon ride, barnyard, Paw Paw Carl's Playground and cow barrel train ride. You can also pick out the perfect pumpkin in their pumpkin patch and watch the Spookley the Square Pumpkin Puppet Show to top off your day of fall fun.


Patterson Pumpkins

Photo by Patterson Farm Inc. Market & Tours



Fall Festival at Lazy 5 Ranch

Beginning October 8 and continuing through October 30, Lazy 5 Ranch is opening their fields to you and your family to have some traditional fall fun. With their pumpkin patch, wagon rides, straw castle, corn box, pumpkin slingshot and more, the fun never stops at the Fall Festival at Lazy 5.


Lazy 5 Fall Festival

Photo by Lazy 5 Ranch on Facebook



Fall Back in Time in Historic Gold Hill

Fall Back in Time on October 15 in Historic Gold Hill, N.C. During this fall event, you'll experience tons of fun including a silent auction, a raffle, marshmallow roasting, food, two beer tub locations, music and more! Enjoy a nostalgic stroll on the wooden boardwalks connecting the village shops, and spend the evening browsing, shopping and dining.


Fall Back in Time GH

Photo by Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina on Facebook



Scarecrow Stroll at the N.C. Transportation Museum

At this original Halloween event occurring October 15-30, families take a stroll on the N.C. Transportation Museum property and observe creative scarecrows that our community submits. Visitors will delight in discovering and being able to vote for their own personal favorites.


Scarecrow Stroll NCTM

Photo by the N.C. Transportation Museum on Facebook



Little Spooks No-Scare Event at Maze of Terror

On October 15, 30 and 31, join Maze of Terror for a family-friendly "no-scare" event where you can enjoy a hayride and walk through a corn maze and trail without any scare actors! At this event, there will be food, drinks, a balloon artist and loads of fun!


Little Spooks



Tent-or-Treat at New Sarum Brewing Company

Come out for a spooktacular time supporting small businesses and a tent-or-treat at New Sarum. On October 15, you can expect 40+ vendors, food trucks, music, bubbles, funnel cakes, and of course, tent-or treat!


NS HalloweenPhoto by New Sarum Brewing Company on Facebook



Halloween Train at the N.C. Transportation Museum

Some fun is brewing at the N.C. Transportation Museum this Halloween season!  Bring your little monsters and ghouls for the Halloween Train offered October 22 and 29-30. The train ride will be decorated for Halloween, with music to match. In addition to the train, there will be a costume contest, hayrides, candy stops, a Halloween scavenger hunt, scarecrow stroll and much more spooktacular fun.


Halloween Train

Photo by N.C. Transportation Museum on Facebook



Halloween Fun Fest in Downtown Salisbury

This year on October 29, come experience Halloween Fun Fest in Downtown Salisbury. At this annual tradition, you and your family can trick-or-treat, play games, watch entertainers, participate in a costume contest and see a jack-o-lantern luminary display in Downtown Salisbury and at the Bell Tower Green.


Halloween FunFest

Photo taken at Halloween FunFest in Downtown Salisbury



Trick-or-Treat in the Village

Gold Hill Village Shops will be hosting a trick-or-treat event for children ages 10 and under on Saturday, October 29. Merchants will be dressed in costumes and shops will be open for you to browse.


Trick or Treat GH

Photo by Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina on Facebook



Fall Crawl in China Grove

On October 29, visit China Grove, N.C. for their Fall Crawl event. From 10 A.M. to 4 P.M., explore vendor pop-up shops, watch the Halloween themed golf cart parade and enter your child in a costume contest to show off the costume that took so long to put together! 


Costume Contest Stock Image



Landis Fall Festival & Trunk-or-Treat

This annual Rowan County Fall Festival is packed full of fun fall activities! On October 29 in Landis, N.C., you and your family can enjoy a day of excitement with rides, a pumpkin patch, face painting, inflatables, photo booths, games and trunk-or-treat! 


Landis Fall Festival

Photo by Town of Landis on Facebook



Trick-or-Treating in the Grove

This Halloween, take the kids out in their costumes and roam downtown China Grove for a fantastic trick-or-treat experience. On October 31, you and your family can hop from one local business to the next collecting candy, enjoying popcorn, kids activities and much more!


Trick-Or-Treat Stock


Check out our event calendar for all the events happening during your fall trip to Rowan County.