Yadkin Valley Festivals, Fairs & Parades

The Yadkin Valley offers visitors a reason to visit year-round. There is always a festival, fair or event happening to provide the answer to the “What To Do” question. The Yadkin Valley is known for its wine and culinary highlights, excellent hiking and biking, kayaking, and canoeing in our great outdoors, and of course, the family-friendly atmosphere at fairs, festivals & parades.

Wine Festivals
Wine festivals bring together wine lovers from all over the world. Sip and savor at one of these great wine festivals in North Carolina. The Yadkin Valley is home to five major annual wine festivals: The Yadkin Valley Wine Festival in Elkin; Budbreak Wine and Craft Beer Festival iin downtown Mount Airy; Yadkin Valley Grape Festival in Yadkinville; the North Carolina Wine Festival in Clemmons, and Salute! The North Carolina Wine Celebration in Downtown Winston-Salem. Whichever festival you choose, you’ll discover, taste and enjoy the best wines North Carolina has to offer, including many varieties from local Yadkin Valley wineres.

Harvest Festivals, Agricultural and County Fairs
Enjoy a family friendly, harvest celebration at one of the annual agricultural festivals or county fairs in the Yadkin Valley. Harvest festivals are usually filled with arts and crafts, local delicacies and music. Visit the Autumn Leaves Festival in Mount Airy; the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival in North Wilkesboro, or the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival in Elkin. Agricultural and County Fairs usually exhibit equipment, animals, sports and recreation associated with agriculture and animal husbandry. Try the Dixie Classic Fair in Winston-Salem, the Cabarrus County Fair in Concord.

Music Festivals
The Yadkin Valley is home to several large music festivals. MerleFest is considered one of the premier music festivals in the country. MerleFest is a celebration of traditional music, rooted in the sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, country, blues, rock and many other styles.

In you’re into the fiddle, visit the Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention or the Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention in Dobson. Throughout these events, performers of all ages usually compete in various musical categories such as senior fiddler, junior fiddler, bluegrass band, finger-style guitar, flat pick guitar, banjo and mandolin.

Other music festivals include the Reevestock Music Festival, the Yadkin Valley Bluegrass Convention, and the Rockabilly Resurrection in Kannapolis and many more local events.

There's always something to do in the Yadkin Valley. What are you waiting for? Pick your favorite events and start planning your visit! There are some of the highlights to help plan the perfect trip to one of the many outstanding festivals or fairs. Event details change each year, so we encourage you to explore the event website listed for additional information.

Dixie Classic Fair - Winston-Salem, NC
Dixie Classic Fair

Winston-Salem, NC
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Reevestock Music Festival - Elkin, NC
Reevestock Music Festival

Elkin, NC
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Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention - Dobson, NC
Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention

Dobson, NC
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Brushy Mountain Apple Festival - North Wilkesboro, NC
Brushy Mountain Apple Festival

North Wilkesboro, NC
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MerleFest  - Wilkesboro, NC
MerleFest

Wilkesboro, NC
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Yadkin Valley Wine Festival - Elkin, NC
Yadkin Valley Wine Festival

Elkin, NC
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Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival - Elkin, NC
Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival

Elkin, NC
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Pilot View Vintage Market - Pilot Mountain, NC
Pilot View Vintage Market

Pilot Mountain, NC
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Budbreak Wine Festival - Mount Airy  , NC
Budbreak Wine Festival

Mount Airy , NC
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Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC
Carolina Renaissance Festival

Huntersville, NC
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Cabarrus County Fair - Concord, NC
Cabarrus County Fair

Concord, NC
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Stanly County Winter Wine Festival - Albemarle, NC
Stanly County Winter Wine Festival

Albemarle, NC
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Blowing Rock WinterFest - Blowing Rock, NC
Blowing Rock WinterFest

Blowing Rock, NC
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MerleFest  - Wilkesboro, NC
MerleFest

Wilkesboro, NC
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Yadkin Valley Wine Festival - Elkin, NC
Yadkin Valley Wine Festival

Elkin, NC
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Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention - Mount Airy, NC
Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention

Mount Airy, NC
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Pilot View Vintage Market - Pilot Mountain, NC
Pilot View Vintage Market

Pilot Mountain, NC
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Cabarrus County Fair - Concord, NC
Cabarrus County Fair

Concord, NC
Details

Upcoming Festivals

  • 2018 Stanly County Winter Wine Festival
  • Stanly County Winter Wine Festival
Saturday, February 24, 2018

2018 Stanly County Winter Wine Festival

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The Stanly County Winter Wine Festival features several of North Carolina’s best wineries and vineyards. Take an opportunity to taste some of the best vintages – up close and personal.

Saturday, February 24, 2018
Noon-5:00pm
Stanly County Winter Wine Festival
501 W Main Street Albemarle NC
704-984-9415


  • Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention
  • Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention
Friday, April 6, 2018

Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention

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The Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention is an annual event located on the campus of Surry Community College in Dobson. It includes two days of activities celebrating Surry County's rich heritage of Old Time Music.

Friday, April 6, 2018
thru April 7th
Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention
630 S Main Street Dobson NC
336 957 3545


  • Pilot View Vintange Market
  • Pilot View Vintage Market
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Pilot View Vintange Market

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Pilot View Vintage Market has a great selection of vintage crafts. All the vendors are very friendly and enjoy shopping and buying from the local main street stores as well.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Pilot View Vintage Market
124 W Main Street Pilot Mountain NC



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Festivals & Fairs


Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival
Elkin 336-526-1111

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September 22, 2018
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Pilot View Vintage Market
Pilot Mountain

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April 21, 2018
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Budbreak Wine Festival
Mount Airy 336-710-5703

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May 5, 2018
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Carolina Renaissance Festival
Huntersville 704-896-5555

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September 29, 2018
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Cabarrus County Fair
Concord 704-786-7221

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September 7, 2018
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Dixie Classic Fair
Winston-Salem

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September 28, 2018
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Stanly County Winter Wine Festival
Albemarle 704-984-9415

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February 24, 2018
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Blowing Rock WinterFest
Blowing Rock 877-295-7801

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