The Smoke Out Rally has a long and storied history of being one of the best old school chopper parties in the country. Spanning two decades, the rally has seen generations of chopper jockeys pass through its gates, help foster the careers of many of the big names that came out of the time period but most importantly provided a a place to celebrate the culture and community around choppers.Iconic images of the people who made this rally what it has become helped us realize the old way to move forward with it was to take a few steps back. We are pleased to announce that for 2022 the Smoke Out Rally is returning home to the Rowan Country Fairgrounds in Salisbury NC.


The basics

Technically the event starts on Firiday morning, Sept 9, 2022.’s the deal. Campers can come in on Thursday afternoon. Thursday night will be chill with a fire and B-Rate Biker Movies on the big screen. Nothin More..

On Sunday, Sept 11, 2022 we will have a tribute to 9-11 but come noontime you don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here. 

Ummm. No, while Smoke Out is first and foremost a chopper party, everyone is welcome. We love everything on two wheels, hell even three wheels will pass here, if that’s what ya dig. Not gonna lie though..Choppers will have preferred parking. 

As you would expect, there will be one main custom bike show, with some thirty classes and tons of prizes from great sponsors. Additionally, we are working on a few specialty shows that may include a Performance Bike Show, A Sportster Only Show and possibly and XS650 Show. So Stay Tuned!

Ahhh yeah…of course! Smoke Out wouldn’t be Smoke Out without mini bike races! Jive Turkey Racing will be leading that charge so bring your costume and wheels and getting ready to race. More info coming soon!

great bands

We’re gonna fill your ears all weekend with some killer tunes that promises to cross most genres. So stay tuned for the Line Up

Travel to Smokeout '22

Of course we would like everyone to make getting to the SmokeOut a Chopper Adventure, but in case you need to make other plans, here’s some info.

By Train

Salisbury Station - AMTRAK
215 Depot Street Salisbury, NC 28144

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By motorcycle

Located off Rt. 85 It is very easy to get to.

Rt. 77 from the north or South, Rt 85 from the north east and Rt. 40 from the west.

By Bus

Greyhound: Bus Station 100 Andrews St, Salisbury, NC 28144

By Plane

Charlotte Douglas International Airport 5501 Josh Birmingham Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28208

area hotels

If camping isn’t your thing, not to worry there’s a plethora of hotels and motels not too far away. We’re even working on a shuttle service for you fancy pants! 


Hampton Inn

Group Name: Smokeout Bike Rally
Booking Link:


Courtyard Marriot

Rate: 124 +tax

Booking Link: Book your group rate for Smoke Out 22
Booking Deadline: August 8, 2022


Holiday Inn Express:

Rate: Coming soon.

Booking Link: Coming soon.


Comfort Suites:

Rate: Coming soon.

Booking Link: Coming soon.


Quality Inn
Rate: $119 +tax

Booking Link: Call hotel (704) 633-5777


Super 8:

Rate: $99 +tax
Booking Link: Call hotel (704) 754-4413

Food & Beverage

Don’t worry, we promise it won’t suck! We’re putting some real time and thought into this. We want to be sure that the Smoke Out has good quality food options, not your typical street meat! And, yes, we will have breakfast!

Rules & Safety

NO OPEN FIRES, Must use a pit or burn barrel

Leave the weapons, attitudes, fireworks, pets and children at home.

Event Pass is required to camp and vice versa. Cars, Trucks, Vans will not be allowed in and out of camping area. RV’s not allowed in tent camping area.

NO glass containers allowed. Coolers need to stay in the camping area.

Golf Carts are NOT allowed in the concert/event area.


SmokeOut is not a family friendly event. You must be 18 to enter. No exceptions. We all like our pets more than most people but we gotta leave at home. 

Shower Facilities, although limited, will be available on site. 

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Further Information

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