ANNUAL FESTIVALS

Yadkin Valley Wine Festival

3rd Saturday of May

The Yadkin Valley Wine Festival is a family-friendly event open to the public. Here you can savor wine from over 20 Yadkin Valley Wineries & Vineyards, while exploring craft vendor displays, and enjoying great food and live music all day.

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Elkin Roots Music Fest

3rd Weekend of June

Elkin Roots Music Fest celebrates all types of regional roots music and features something new and exciting each year. From fiddle, guitar and banjo playing, to singer-songwriters, blues, gospel and old-time, we offer something for everyone to enjoy with a different line up every year. 

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Reevestock Music Festival

1st Weekend in August

Reevestock runs the first weekend in August every year and offers something for everyone in the family. Reevestock exhibits great music for all ages, food & drinks available from your favorite restaurants, as well as activities for the kids. The event looks to benefit the community in every way possible, with money raised from the festival put into the Reevestock Scholarship Fund to help local high school seniors continue their education. So, come on out for a great time and an awesome cause!

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Big Elkin Brewfest

February 8, 2020

Join us for the Big Elkin Brewfest in February at The Liberty from 2:00pm-7:00 pm. The event will feature various NC local breweries, food trucks, and live music.

NC Trail Days

1st Weekend in June

NC Trail Days is held annually the first weekend in June in the small trail town of Elkin NC, located in the western foothills of the Yadkin Valley wine region. Bring your bikes, boats, and boots to explore the many trails in and around Elkin! The Festival Weekend includes guided hikes, an adventure film night, a low-country boil and music, outdoor-oriented exhibitors and non-profits, kid's events, guest speakers, a 5k trail run at Stone Mountain State Park, food trucks and a beer garden on Main Street, an Overmountain Victory Trail Revolutionary War encampment, REI mountain bike clinics and rides... and so much more outdoor fun!

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Freedomfest

Saturday before July 4th

The Freedom Fest Celebration is held annually on the Saturday before July 4th at Elkin Municipal Park. The celebration offers live music, food vendors, prizes to win, activities for kids, games to play, and of course beautiful fireworks!

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Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival

4th Saturday in September

Mark your calendars for the Annual Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival in Historic Downtown Elkin on the 4th Saturday in September from 9:00am-5:00pm! Don’t miss the annual Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off with hopeful growers from all over the East Coast. Elkin’s Main Street will be lined with vendors ranging from antiques, jump houses, funnel cakes, pottery, wood furnishings & wine racks, BBQ, baked goods, handcrafted gifts, and so much more! It’s the perfect way to fall into the season, with fun to be had by all.

 

For more information about the festival or being a vendor please contact Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce at 336-526-1111.

ANNUAL EVENTS

The Comedy Zone

Two Shows: January & July

Get ready for a night full of laughs as the Comedy Zone and Explore Elkin present Comedy on Main! Two shows per year at The Liberty. Cash bar and food available for purchase.

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Live at 5 @ The Reeves

1st Thursday of Every Month

Stop by The Reeves Theater on the first Friday of the Month for Live at Five. From March-December from 5:00pm-8:00pm, enjoy entertaining live music, with the full restaurant menu from The Reeves Theater & Café available, as well as wine & beer!

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Downtown Farmers Market

Every Saturday (Mid April - End of November)

From April-November, come join us weekly on Saturdays from 9:00am-Noon at the Elkin Farmer’s Market! Located under the shelter at 226 N. Bridge St. in Elkin, our vibrant Farmers Market provides an excellent selection of fresh produce, local meat, grain-fed eggs, local plants, and handmade crafts from local vendors. Often booked with live music, the Elkin Farmers Market is great for the whole family to explore and enjoy!

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Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention

4th Saturday (May - October)

The Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention is an annual event featuring two days of activities celebrating Surry County's rich heritage of Old Time Music. Located at the Surry Community College Campus in Dobson, NC, the convention offers various activities including a Friday night Square Dance, Adult and Youth individual instrument, dance, folk song & band contests, cake walks, 50/50 Cash Drawings, quilt raffle, Luthier displays, Jamming, and more!

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Cars & Coffee

4th Saturday (April - September)

Join us for Elkin, NC's very first Cars & Coffee. Cars & Coffee is an informal gathering of car hobby enthusiasts who meet and share their passion for automobiles over a cup of joe. Meetings are held from April - September on the 4th Saturday of the month from 9:00am - Noon. Everyone is welcome as we are a non-judgement car event!

Wine & Beer Passport

On Sale October (Use November - March)

Mark your calendars as every October beer and wine Winter Passports go on sale at any participating Surry County winery. These “passports” provide a ticket to experience 10 area wineries & craft breweries from November thru March each year. They make fabulous gifts for friends and family as they include wine & beer tastings, weekends featuring live music, wine & food pairings, as well as discounts to area restaurants and cabins.

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Food Truck Friday

2nd Friday of Every Month (April - October)

Don’t miss Food Truck Fridays at the Elkin Farmers Market Shelter from 11:00am-8:00pm on the 2nd Friday of every month from April-October! Come out to enjoy tasty food trucks, live music, and local wine & craft beer. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy all the fun that is sure to be had.

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Ladies Night Out in Downtown Elkin

3rd Thursday of Every Month

Join Explore Elkin and gather your friends together on the 3rd Thursday of every month for Ladies Night Out in Downtown Elkin for a night full of good deals and good fun! Tons of Elkin businesses are participants so don’t miss out on all the food & drink specials, special events, and live music.

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Cruise Elkin & Downtown Block Party

4th Saturday (May - October)

From May-October on every 4th Saturday, we invite you to Cruise Elkin. Come out and enjoy live music, shopping, dining, strolling while admiring all the vehicles lining Downtown Elkin, as well as cruising the historic “loop”. Registration is free and will be at the Wells Fargo parking lot.

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Take a Break from the Interstate

TBA

Experience peaceful leisure along 2-lane roadways as you travel Historic U.S. Highway 21. When you take a break from an Interstate you'll find relaxing roads less traveled, admire gorgeous Appalachian countryside & experience unique attractions along the way. Take a Break From The Interstate is a 3-day road market in July.

Trick or Treat Main Street

Halloween, October 31st

Trick or Treat on Main Street begins at 5:30pm on Halloween and provides a safe, family-friendly place for trick-or-treating. Experience the festivities as downtown businesses showcase their presence to the community. Don’t miss out as over two-dozen downtown merchants participate annually with visits from around 2,000 Trick or Treaters.

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Light Up Elkin

1st Friday of December

Join us annually on the first Friday of December as we celebrate the start of the holidays by LIGHTING UP downtown Main Street in Elkin! So many festivities will be taking place including photos with Santa, local dance company performances, a Holiday Kids Zone, train rides for children up and down Main Street, and more! The Foothills Arts Council will host its Holiday Craft & Gift Market inside Coley Hall at the Liberty all weekend, and many other Elkin merchants and restaurants will offer seasonal promotions. This is the perfect place find holiday shopping while supporting local businesses and artisans.

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