October in Rowan County, North Carolina is a magical time as the landscape begins to transform from the changing leaves and the air becomes a little more crisp. During this time of year, our charming corner of the Tar Heel State comes alive with a plethora of exciting events and activities that are sure to enchant visitors of all ages. Join us in this blog post as we unveil the must-visit October events in Rowan County, promising a memorable and picturesque fall experience.


Patterson Farm Fall Fun on the Farm

Now - November 4, 2023

It's that time of year again for Patterson Farm's Fall Fun on the Farm in the beautiful Mount Ulla, North Carolina! If you're looking for a fantastic way to celebrate the autumn season with your family, this is the place to be. From pumpkin patches to corn mazes and everything in between, Patterson Farm offers a wide range of exciting activities that will make your fall unforgettable.


Fall Festival at Lazy 5 Ranch

Now - October 22, 2023

Visit Lazy 5 Ranch this October for their Fall Festival. While you're there, enjoy activities including their pumpkin patch, corn box, food and much more!


Busker's Bash in Downtown Salisbury

October 6, 2023

The 10th Annual Buskers’ Bash will take place this year on Friday, October 6. Visitors will have the opportunity to eat and shop in Downtown Salisbury from 5 - 9 P.M. while buskers’ showcase their talent from 5:30 - 8 P.M.


The 4th Annual Oktoberfest at the Cannon Ballers' Stadium

October 6-8, 2023

The Cannon Ballers are once again excited to announce that they are hosting their 4th Annual Oktoberfest at Atrium Health Ballpark! New this year will be a live band on Friday night at the outfield bar, a petting zoo on Saturday, face painters for the kids all three days, and much more! Best of all, their On-Field Pumpkin Patch will be the biggest one yet!


Bell Tower BrewFest

October 7, 2023

The 2nd Annual Bell Tower BREWFEST is back at the Bell Tower Green in Salisbury, N.C. on October 7, 2023! After last year's event was such a success, we are excited to see the next one is right around the corner. So, mark your calendar, purchase your tickets and check out our event guide to find out all you need to know for this year's Bell Tower BREWFEST!


The 42nd Annual Autumn Jubilee

October 7 & 8, 2023

Are you ready to embrace the vibrant colors of fall and experience a family fun, memorable event? Look no further than the 42nd Autumn Jubilee at Dan Nicholas Park! This annual festival is a celebration of all things autumn, featuring exciting activities, delicious food, live entertainment, and more.


Kannapolis Fire Truck Parade

October 13, 2023

The parade will begin at 6 P.M. and proceed along Laureate Way and N. Research Campus Drive, between City Hall and the North Carolina Research Campus. Bring a chair and enjoy seeing fire trucks, old and new from departments throughout the region.


The 48th Annual OctoberTour

October 14 & 15, 2023

Each October in the charming town of Salisbury, North Carolina, home and business owners open their doors for you to take in the town's rich character for yourself at OctoberTour. This annual event celebrates the city's architectural heritage and offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore some of its most stunning historic homes.


Hippie Fest

October 14 & 15, 2023

Hippie Fest is a grassroots festival where free-spirited people from across the country gather to celebrate peace, love, and all things groovy! Featuring live music, bohemian shopping, vintage hippie car show, DIY tie-dye, giant bubble garden, sideshow performers, kids activities, delicious food, and more.


Fall Back in Time in Historic Gold Hill

October 21, 2023

On Saturday, October 21, 5-9 P.M., the Gold Hill Merchants’ Association will welcome visitors to their Fall Back in Time event in Historic Gold Hill. All the unique shops will be open, and the village will be alive with Fall activities and celebrations including live music, a beach vacation package raffle, Halloween selfie station, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin carving, ghost s’mores, apple cider, wood-fired pizza, and Halloween movies (bring a chair!).


Halloween Train at the N.C. Transportation Museum

October 21, 28 & 29, 2023

Some fun is brewing! Bring your little monsters and ghouls for the N.C. Transportation Museum's Halloween event! The Halloween Train will be running Saturday, Oct. 21, and again on, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-29. The event runs from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Saturdays, and 12 – 5 P.M. on Sunday. The train ride will be decorated for Halloween, with music to match!


Halloween Fun Fest

October 28, 2023

Our annual Halloween Fun Fest in Downtown Salisbury will bring tons of Fall Fun to residents and visitors of Salisbury and beyond. Downtown Salisbury & the Bell Tower Green will transform into a Halloween carnival. Come join us for the excitement!


Come be a part of the fall fun this month! For more events happening in Rowan County this October, check out our event calendar.