Each fall, Rowan Museum gathers at the Old Stone House in Granite Quarry, NC to help us celebrate Rowan County’s German history and culture through artisans, demonstrations, lectures, tours, and German cuisine and beverages.
German Fest gives visitors a taste of the lives of German immigrant Michael Braun and his family, who built the Old Stone house in 1766. The event boasts live music, folk dancing, children’s games and crafts, tours of the Old Stone House, reenactors cooking demonstrations over open fire, basket weaving, educational displays and more. German chocolates, pastries and brats with all the trimmings are served. Plus, each year New Sarum Brewing Company makes a traditional German beer especially for the occasions.
In Rowan County we take our heritage seriously, and German Fest allows visitors to be immersed in our German roots.