Travel Media Showcase 2017 | Cabarrus County, North Carolina | August 22-25, 2017

2017 Travel Media Showcase Local Tours

Local Tour #1: Harmony & Horsepower

Fasten your belts and get ready to explore the lives of legends. This tour showcases both motorsports and music history in Cabarrus County and will take you to several locations that are part of "The Dale Trail" - a 20-stop self-guided tour through the hometown of NASCAR Hall of Famer, Dale Earnhardt Sr.

Stops include:

  • Restaurant Forty Six
  • Dale Earnhardt Tribute Plaza
  • North Carolina Music Hall of Fame and Curb Museum for Music & Motorsports
  • Stewart Haas Racing

Local Tour #2: Local Flavor Voluntourism

Get a true taste of Cabarrus County and get your hands dirty on this single pit stop tour. Enjoy a farm fresh lunch followed by a meet and great with local Farmers-In-Training (FITs) and a tour of Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm. The afternoon will end with a hands-on volunteer opportunity.

Local Tour #3: Arts Accelerated

Concord means "harmony" and the modern-day downtown is a true reflection of its name. Experience the harmonic blend of shops, restaurants, and art venues in Historic Downtown Concord where street art and creative studios beg visitors to tap into their artistic side. End the day inside the studio of NASCAR's first officially licensed artist, Sam Bass.

Stops include:

  • Gianni's Trattoria
  • The Bead Lady
  • Cabarrus Creamery
  • Cabarrus Arts Council - The Galleries and Davis Theatre
  • Sam Bass Art Studios

Local Tour #4: Pints & Pickin'

This tour is all about what's currently brewing in Cabarrus County! Craft breweries and taprooms have popped up all over Cabarrus, and many tell the story of this destination through their brews. Sip then stroll through endless aisles of antiques at The Depot as we hop between local breweries. Cheers!

Stops include:

  • Cabarrus Brewing Company
  • High Branch Brewing
  • The Depot at Gibson Mill Antique Mall
  • Lil Robert's Place
  • Red Hill Brewing
  • Twenty Six Acres Brewing Co.

Local Tour #5: Where Racing Lives

It's time to go green! Cabarrus County, NC is home to unmatched motorsports attractions. Learn the history of legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway. Then, get a behind-the-scenes look at where it all begins inside a top NASCAR race shop.

Stops include:

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Hendrick Motorsports
  • Racing Electronics