Welcome to Lexington, NC

Barbecue Capital of the World

World Famous Barbecue, Award-Winning Wines, NASCAR History, Fine Art and Historic Uptown

Located in Davidson County in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, Lexington is known as “The Barbeque Capital of the World”. These pages will help you discover the history of the town, places to visit, where to stay, where to eat, and things to do that make Lexington such a special place. Now’s the time to plan a visit, and be sure to check our calendar for special events to enhance your trip. You’re sure to discover something memorable, and often remarkable, in Lexington, North Carolina.





‘Que it up in Lexington!

Experience the charm of Lexington. Visit popular shopping on Main Street, where a small family grocery has thrived for more than 100 years, where one of the largest family hardware stores in the South offers personal service, and where there’s a store for those who think candy is an essential food group. The surrounding countryside is home to a half dozen wineries and one of NASCAR’s top race shops and museums, as well as the gallery of North Carolina’s most famous living artist, Bob Timberlake. Of course, no visit is complete without Lexington style barbeque, smoked fresh daily at 15 barbecue restaurants. All these are just a sampling of the many ways to ’Que it up in Lexington.