The Ultimate Motorsports Adventure Awaits
Cabarrus County is more than just fast cars — although we’ve got
plenty of those. It’s also the perfect place for a vacation filled with
adventure, excitement and incredible eats. So while you may come
here for a NASCAR or NHRA race, there’s plenty more to explore!
Home to Kannapolis, hometown of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr.
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Motorsports Mania: The Ultimate Itinerary for Race Fans
This four-day itinerary for NASCAR fans will guide you and your crew through the ultimate racing attractions in Cabarrus County.
Find Finger-Lickin’ BBQ in Cabarrus County
From Concord to Kannapolis, Cabarrus County has excellent, authentic Southern barbecue restaurants — each with their own specialty. Check out the best BBQ in North Carolina.
Adrenaline, Outdoor Adventures & More: 4 Fantastic Days
These ideas for your long weekend in Cabarrus County include everything from motorsports and outdoor fun to awesome attractions for both kids and adults.
A Classic-Car Lover’s Guide to Cabarrus County
If you love classic cars, Cabarrus County was made for you. With car museums, Auto Fairs, car shows and more, our destination is a car enthusiast’s paradise.
Book Your Trip
From hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts to campgrounds, RV parks and rental homes, Cabarrus County features accommodations at nearly every style and price point.
The Dale Trail
Dale Earnhardt Sr. just may be the most iconic racecar driver of all time — and he hailed from Kannapolis in Cabarrus County. So while you’re here, check out The Dale Trail, which was created to commemorate our hometown hero. This self-guided tour features more than 15 locations that tell the story of Earnhardt’s life, his legendary NASCAR career and his old stomping grounds.
Craft Beer, Wine & Cider
Crack Open a Cold One
Did you know that Cabarrus County is home to breweries, wineries, a cidery and a distillery? It’s true! And all of them have their own unique quirks, making each one a must-visit. Take Old Armor Beer Company, for example — from the military memorabilia on the walls to beers with names like Sgt. Poppy, Tacti-Cool and Oh Dark Thirty, it’s clear that the veteran-owned and -operated brewery honors those in uniform.
Fun in the Sun
Explore the Great Outdoors
Hiking. Biking. Kayaking. Canoeing. Picnics in the park. For those who love to be outside, Cabarrus County is the perfect playground. Find fun at every turn with our roundup of all the best outdoor adventures!
Eat Like a Local
One of the best parts of a vacation is trying new restaurants that you can’t find at home. Lucky for you, we compiled a list of 10 must-try local restaurants! From the ever-evolving menu at upscale 73 & Main to the classic taste of cheeseburgers and onion rings at What-A-Burger #13, these eateries run the gamut. Now all you have to do is show up with an appetite.
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