Experience the original magic of the holiday season in Rowan County at the Town of Spencer’s German Christmas Marketplace. Winterfest is one of Rowan County’s newest holiday attractions. The festival is held the first two weekends of December each year.
Join the celebration to take in the sights and smells of Christmas as you wander the market’s sparkling lights, decorated trees, original entertainment, music and more. Kick off the event with the lighting of the town tree, get photos made with Santa, make your statement in the Ugly Christmas Sweater contest, and race to the finish of the Freeze Your Buns Run. Do your holiday shopping as you explore the wooden huts and pop up tents that resemble a true German Marketing Place. The huts are stocked with holiday gifts, crafts and festive snacks. Of course, don’t forget the food. The festival invites local restaurants, food trucks, coffee shops and more to set up their delicious items for all to enjoy.
For the children you’ll find the Kid’s Korner, a special reading of the Night Before Christmas, the Doo Dah kid’s parade and so much more! The festival also boasts the best of local talent. From local dance companies and theatres, to drama clubs and musicians, there is plenty to enjoy. Plus, Piedmont Players will be holding a Christmas Movie Revue by bringing Christmas movies to life.
We’ve never visited anything else quite like Winterfest. We invite you to experience this original tradition this holiday season in Rowan County!