This family-friendly destination is one of the Southeast’s best for fall and winter fun
CONCORD, NC (September 23, 2019) – Fall has arrived, and Cabarrus County, North Carolina offers plenty of reasons to load up your crew and finish the season strong with an unforgettable vacation.
Geared toward family fun, Cabarrus County is located minutes north of Charlotte and known as “Where Racing Lives.” Along with motorsports attractions and events that can’t be beat, the area boasts exciting indoor activities to keep everyone entertained, cozy and connected.
Fall highlights include picking your own pumpkin, enjoying a seasonal craft beverage, and of course—racing! In addition to car shows and cruise-ins such as AutoFair and Cars & Coffee, highly anticipated motorsports events like the Bank of America ROVAL 400, NHRA Carolina Nationals, and World of Outlaws World Finals return to the Charlotte Motor Speedway complex. Looking for fall color? Along with showy foliage, Cabarrus County offers its own variety of fall color inside NASCAR Race Shops which showcase a colorful array of flags, paint schemes and confetti.
When fall color fades, millions of lights illuminate as Cabarrus County gets festive for the holidays. In addition to thrilling indoor attractions like iFLY indoor skydiving and K1 Speed electric karting, the fun heats up at Great Wolf Lodge. Inside, you’ll find an 80,000 square-foot water park kept at 84 degrees plus flurries in the lobby during Snowland! Wrap up holiday shopping, go ice skating and visit SEA LIFE Aquarium next door at Concord Mills, North Carolina’s largest outlet and value retail shopping center.
Then, add an exclamation mark to your experience at the 10th edition of Speedway Christmas, named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. This drive-through light course features 4 million LED lights along the 3.75-mile course with lights-to-music displays and a chance to drive your car on the legendary track. Visit Thursday-Sunday and enjoy the Christmas Village with Santa, smore’s and drive-in movies on the 16,000 square-foot HDTV. All located at Exit 49 off I-85 in Concord, this combination of holiday happenings conveniently sits alongside over 2,000 hotel rooms.
Start planning your getaway today with the resources provided at www.VisitCabarrus.com.
For more inspiration on how to explore Cabarrus County any time of year, browse “A Track for Every Season” starting on page 20 of the Cabarrus County, NC Destination & Motorsports Guide.
About the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau
As a destination marketing organization, the CCCVB is dedicated to promoting Cabarrus County as a visitor destination and enhancing the complete visitor experience. We also represent and support the interests of the local tourism industry and promote public awareness of the importance of tourism. In 2018, tourism generated $469.31 million in visitor spending, $111 million in payroll, $34.84 million in state and local taxes and 4,650 jobs. For more, visit CabCoCVB.com or find us at Facebook.com/VisitCabarrus and @VisitCabarrus on Twitter and Instagram.
Julie Hinson, TMP