Rowan County Fair 2019

Rowan County Fair, A Rich History

For over 65 years our community have flocked to the fair in Rowan County

In 1951 a group of Jaycees saw the need to establish a permanent facility for the agriculture community to show their ware. They also believed it would be a terrific educational experience for children in grades 1 through 12. Dave Clay, Henry Bernhardt and John Fisher headed up the project along with many others.

Ten Jaycees from Salisbury signed a bank note for $50,000 to get the project started. Dave Clay was named first Fair Manager, serving from 1954-1965. He was followed by Ligon Gillespie (1966-1972), Charles Roakes, Jr. (1973-1976), and Eric Ennis (1977-2007). 

Rowan County Fair, A Rich History

John Love is currently the Fair Manager. A list of those serving with Mr Love is available below.

Many local fire departments and civic groups help construct the fairgrounds. Among these were Locke, Liberty and Miller Ferry Fire departments, Salisbury Optimost and Millbridge Ruritans. They manned a food booth for years to help raise a major source of their income to distribute within the community. Millbridge Ruritans are presently still active with the fairgrounds serving up the traditional Chicken & Dumplings that were started by Liberty Fire Department.

The Salisbury Jaycees started the fair association and brought the Faith and Spencer Jaycees into it. The Faith and Spencer Jaycees continue to run and organize this event using it as their main source of revenue (75%) to use to put back into the community. They continue to do this and with the help of the community and farmers of Rowan County have allowed this fair to be one of the top fairs for cattle shows in the state. Without their help we could not have a successful fair.

The Board and Jaycees do this because we care about the community and the people in it. We do this because it is fun. So come on out and support the Rowan County Agriculture and Industrial Fair.

Board Members

Executive Board

Fair Manager: Johnny Love 

Secretary/Treasurer: Linda Spillaman 

Exhibits Manager and Events Coordinator: Randall Barger

Grounds Manager: AJ Waller

Agricultural & Barn Coordinator: David Correll 

Fair Board

Spencer Jaycees
Clay Boger
Mallory Rouse
Mandy Boger
Roger Boger
Robert Spillman
 

Fairground Rental

The Rowan County Fairgrounds can be rented out for private events, and we have facilities that can accommodate events of all sizes.

Family Reunions to Music Concerts... Indoors or Outdoors... Rowan County Fairgrounds can host your event.

All events are subject to approval by the Rowan County Board, and must have all required permits for operation etc.

For more information contact Randall Barger at 704-640-2326, or contact us by email by clicking here...

Fairground Rental

Be a Vendor at the Fairgrounds

During the year we are delighted to offer various events at the Rowan County Fairgrounds, and for most of these events we invite vendors to participate.

Please note: We offer a strict "first come - first served" policy, and at most events space is subject to limited availability, so we urge you to book your space early to avoid missing out on these fabulous opportunities.


Be a Vendor at the Fairgrounds

2019 ROWAN COUNTY FAIR VENDOR CONTRACTS

Events at the Fairgrounds

Don’t miss the most cosmic and groovy event of the year! Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock “Carolina-style” on August 16th – 18th, 2019 at the Rowan County Fairgrounds in Salisbury, North Carolina.

There will be live music on multiple stages featuring tribute bands from the Woodstock era, such as The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane and more. We will also feature local musicians. Official band lineup to be announced soon!

Thisis a family-friendly event, fun for all ages.

For more details and tickets go to http://www.carolinabohemianjam.com

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - CLICK HERE

 

 

April 2019

April 6th Rowan County Fight Night

Doors open 7pm. General Admission $40, Ringside $50, Call (803) 378-2318


Fight Night




April 19th & 20th: The 6th Annual EARTH DAY JAM

A Benefit for Happy Roots
  • 15 Bands on 2 Stages
  • Artists & Vendors
  • Earth Day Educators
  • Kids Activities & More...
Kids 13 & under FREE

Earth Day

April 24th Zerbini Circus

The Zerbini Family Circus is the greatest one ring circus to travel the USA. It is awesome fun under the big top with acrobat and trapeze artists, dare devils, circus clowns, dancers, juggling, performing animals and lots of laughter.


April 27th Goat Show.


April 27th and 28th North Carolina Jr. State Coon Hunt Championship

April 2019

May 2019

May 11th and 12th Hippie Fest 

Find out more info at hippiefest.org

May 18th and 19th FairgroundFleamarket Antiques and Yard Sale  

Find out more info by calling 704-640-2326  RandallBarger


May 2019

July 2019

July 27th and 28th Picker Festival 

More info Shane Benefield 704-232-6428

or visit us on Facebook


July 2019

August 2019

August 16th 17th and 18th CarolinaBohemian Jam   

Celebration 50 years of Woodstock 

For more info visit carolinabohemianjam.com 704-791-6317 Garrett Barger



September 2019

September 14th Sports Cards andCollectables 

More info at 540-392-2884

September 20th - 28th Rowan CountyFair 



November 2019

November 2nd Chicken Show

November 9th and 10th CBA Bike andSwap Meet

For more details see charlottecba.org/swapmeet.html

November 16th and 17th FairgroundFleamarket Antique and Yard Sale


November 2019

December 2019

December 7th Craft Show 

More info at704-640-2326 Randall Barger

December 14th and 15th FairgroundFleamarket Antiques and Yard Sale (possible)



We'd Love to Hear from You

How to contact us:

By Mail - 

1560 Julian Rd,
Salisbury, NC 28146

By Phone - 

Tel: 704-640-2326

By Email - 

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