From great shopping and dining to thrilling motorsports events, we’ve got it all. You can even learn about the deep-rooted history in our region through museums, landmarks, and self-guided tours. And when it’s time to cool your heels, consider unwinding at our tranquil retreats or wineries throughout the county.
In Cabarrus County you’ll find nearly 30 hotels and more than 2,700 rooms, including hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, campgrounds, RV parks, and rental homes. As one of the fastest-growing destinations, we feature accommodations at nearly every style and price point.
Visitors will have no problem finding places to eat in Cabarrus County. We have a diverse restaurant scene with more than 45 locally owned and operated spots to grab some grub in Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Midland and Mount Pleasant.
Cabarrus County has an unequaled concentration of motorsports attractions, making us a true destination for all race fans. Nicknamed Speed City USA, Concord is home to Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway, The Dirt Track and top NASCAR race shops including Hendrick Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing.
Cabarrus County is located just 20 minutes north of Charlotte, North Carolina. We are comprised of Kannapolis, Midland, Mount Pleasant, Concord and Harrisburg, N.C., and are known as Where Racing Lives, as we are the birthplace of NASCAR and home to 90 percent of race team shops.
Are you planning a visit to Concord, Kannapolis, Harrisburg, Mr. Pleasant, or Midland, NC? Then you don’t want to miss these top five upcoming events in Cabarrus County. Here’s all of the information you need to incorporate these must-see activities into your trip itinerary.
Cabarrus County Fair — Sept. 8-16 The Cabarrus County Fair has a ton of family-friendly activities from racing pigs and rides to local bands and classic fair food like funnel cake, snow cones, and corn dogs. Tickets are only $3.25 for kids ages 5-11, and $7.50 for ages 12 and over. More Info
Back to School Shopping at Concord Mills Get all the kids ready for the first day of school with new clothes, sneakers, and gear — all at affordable prices! At Concord Mills, you’ll find all of your favorite stores plus factory outlets to help you score the best deals. Start Shopping
NHRA Carolina Nationals — Sept. 15-17 Join the NHRA’s best drivers as they begin their quest for supremacy in the first race of the NHRA Mello Yello Series Countdown to the Championship at zMAX Dragway. In addition to the race, each ticket gives fans a pit pass with access to drivers and crews! Find tickets
Charlotte AutoFair — Sept. 21-24 Join thousands of collector car enthusiasts at the Charlotte AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Peruse the collector car Flea Market where you’ll find everything from memorabilia, vintage signs, tires, wheels and automotive toys to restoration supplies, tools, and even classic cars — all for sale! Learn more
NC Music Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Ceremony — Oct. 19 Be a part of the Hall of Fame’s red carpet event commemorating the musical legacy of North Carolina’s greatest music makers. Taking place at the Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, NC, this event is open to the public. Buy tickets now