Cabarrus County is centrally located in North Carolina’s southern just 30 minutes north of Charlotte Douglas International Airport and easily accessible off of Interstate 85.
Known as “Where Racing Lives,” Cabarrus County is home to unmatched motorsports attractions. These venues are fit for a champion and include legendary 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway, The Dirt Track and zMAX Dragway– the world’s only all-concrete four-lane drag strip. Groups can explore the area’s motorsports heritage by following the life of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr. on The Dale Trail in his hometown of Kannapolis and by watching crews at work inside top NASCAR race shops like Hendrick Motorsports and Stewart-Haas Racing.
Here, meetings become experiences with immersive teambuilding activities like race car ride alongs and distinctive venues such as Southern Grace Distilleries, a former prison turned distillery, and the Mustang Owner’s Museum opening in 2018.
Over 3,000 rooms and 30 lodging properties, top attractions and ample restaurants pair with a convenient location, multiple transportation options and a favorable climate. An ideal year-round meetings and events destinations, Cabarrus County offers a variety of facilities in a number of styles including the 42,000 square-foot Concord Convention Center at Embassy Suites and Great Wolf Lodge resort featuring the largest indoor water park in the Carolinas.
Group gatherings become adventures underwater at SEA LIFE Aquarium and underground at Reed Gold Mine—the site of the first documented discovery of gold in the US. Today, the state’s only underground mine open to the public offers a museum, tours through mine tunnels and gold panning. Historic Downtown districts feature boutiques, art galleries, cozy eateries and independently owned businesses with local flair while large-scale shopping awaits at antiquing hot spots and Concord Mills—the largest shopping and entertainment destination in the Carolinas.
Put your event where it belongs—Winner’s Circle in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, “Where Racing Lives!”