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NorseForged Gathering III

The armies of Nerdom gather for a third time
May 25-26 Salisbury, North Carolina


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For a third time the armies of Nerdom will gather! Dungeons and dragons, cosplay, costume contests, food, drink, games, music, a creator bazar, and all your favorite nerdy content creators once again gathered in one place! Located in Salisbury NC, The Rowan County Fairgrounds will play host to the nerd event of the century! With a 12,000 sq foot indoor space as well and acers of outdoor room for activities, there's no shortage of room for the nerd army to once again raise their banners high! The gathering will take place from 9am to 9pm, May 25th and 26th. Food and drink will be available for purchase for the duration of the event, supplied by local resturants and brewerys. No outside alcohol is allowed during the event. Campsites will be available for attendees. Primitive campsites are free of charge but will fill up quickly. 20 campsites with water and power will also be available upon request for a fee of $25 per. Please check the event page on for availability and booking. The previous two gatherings were a 21 and up event. This year will be for all ages! All attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian. Vendors interested in joining the event, email: Creators: An area of the indoor space will be provided to content creators for meet and greets. To book a booth, please reach out to us at

Don't Miss It

The Feasting
We will have food vendors available at the gathering, but we understand some people have special dietary needs. Guests are welcome to bring food to their campsites.
The Cosplay
The gathering has always been a safe and accepting space for nerds of all shapes and sizes. The gathering is a family friendly event so ensure your costume is.
The Content
There will be content creators filming, live streaming and taking photos throughout the event. We ask that if you want to take someone's picture, ask them first.
Rain or Shine
The gathering continues rain or shine. There is shelter located in the main hall if you are concerned about getting too wet in case of rain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Single day tickets are available at the entrance, but weekend passes (a better deal) are only available online. Entry tickets do not include campsite fees.
The Gathering holds a responsible attitude towards alcohol consumption, however we do not allow outside alcohol on the event grounds. There will be libations provided by licensed local brewerys who will have sole beverage rights to the event. Absolutely no illegal substances will be tolerated. IDs will be checked by the vendors and no one under 21 years of age will be served an alcoholic beverage. Bartenders and servers reserve the right to cut off anyone suspect of consuming too much alcohol. This is for theirs and others safety.
YES! Swords, axes, spears, etc are welcome at the gathering! We understand that weaponry is integral to certain costumes and cosplays and we appreciate the authenticity! However, we do require ALL edged weapons to be "peace tied" with a red ribbon or zip tied for the duration of the event, and when traveling to and from campgrounds. LARP and boffer weapons are exceptions to that rule, as long as combat REMAINS in the designated areas.
No. Children (under 12) must be accompanied by someone 16 years or older at all times. One adult may be supervising multiple children. Our staff and volunteers will not be responsible for supervising children. We do not offer babysitting services.
If you are able, go to the medical desk located the merchants bazar near the front entrance. In an emergency call out to those around you. Staff with medical or security training will be available throughout the event.
No. There will be live animals on display including wolves, owls, ravens etc on site. For saftey reasons no pets are allowed, with the exception of trained service animals.
YES! Wheelchair and stroller access may be somewhat limited due to this being mostly an outdoor event. The Main hall, Merchants square, and restrooms have good wheelchair access. Some areas such as the campgrounds, may be more difficult to access and if there is rain or wet areas navigation could be more difficult.
There is no ATM on site to get cash. Most vendors do take credit cards but running cards can be slow depending on connection. Ideally you should bring cash.

NorseForged Gathering III

Located in Salisbury NC, The Rowan County Fairgrounds will play host to the nerd event of the century! See you there.
1560 Julian Rd. Salisbury, NC 28144