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.

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

North Wilkesboro, NC
Review
Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival - Elkin, NC
Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival

Elkin, NC
Review
Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC
Carolina Renaissance Festival

Huntersville, NC
Review
Surry County Agricultural Fair  - Mt Airy, NC
Surry County Agricultural Fair

Mt Airy, NC
Review
Blowing Rock WinterFest - Blowing Rock, NC
Blowing Rock WinterFest

Blowing Rock, NC
Review
Yadkin Valley Wine Festival - Elkin, NC
Yadkin Valley Wine Festival

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

Elkin, NC
Review
Autumn Leaves Festival - Mount Airy , NC
Autumn Leaves Festival

Mount Airy , NC
Review
Autumn Leaves Festival - Mount Airy , NC
Autumn Leaves Festival

Mount Airy , NC
Review
Cabarrus County Fair - Concord, NC
Cabarrus County Fair

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

Winston-Salem, NC
Review
Stanly County Winter Wine Festival - Albemarle, NC
Stanly County Winter Wine Festival

Albemarle, NC
Review
Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention - Dobson, NC
Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention

Dobson, NC
Review
MerleFest  - Wilkesboro, NC
MerleFest

Wilkesboro, NC
Review
Autumn Leaves Festival - Mount Airy , NC
Autumn Leaves Festival

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

Pilot Mountain, NC
Review
Surry County Agricultural Fair  - Mt Airy, NC
Surry County Agricultural Fair

Mt Airy, NC
Review
Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention - Mount Airy, NC
Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention

Mount Airy, NC
Review

Upcoming Festivals

  • MerleFest 2018
  • MerleFest
Thursday, April 26, 2018

MerleFest 2018

Info

MerleFest has 13 stages of “Traditional Plus” music and so much more! Choices include Nature walks, Acoustic Kids Showcases, Little Pickers Area, a Pickin’ Place and a pleasing variety of food and craft vendors.

Thursday, April 26, 2018
April 26 - 29, 2018
MerleFest
1328 S. Collegiate Drive Wilkesboro NC
800-343-7857


  • Spring Fling
  • Shelton Vineyards Spring Festival
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Spring Fling

Info

We will host our 7th annual Spring Festival with free admission and free tours and tastings!

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Shelton Vineyards Spring Festival
286 Cabernet Lane Dobson NC
336-366-4724


  • The 2018 Budbreak Wine and Craft Beer Festival
  • Budbreak Wine Festival
Saturday, May 5, 2018

The 2018 Budbreak Wine and Craft Beer Festival

Info

The Budbreak Festival is a celebration of wine and its makers. Won’t you join us as we come together to taste the story each of our talented winery’s has to share.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Budbreak Wine Festival
100 Main Street Mount Airy NC
336-710-5703


Featured
Festivals & Fairs

Budbreak Wine Festival

Budbreak Wine Festival
100 Main Street
Mount Airy NC NC
336-710-5703

  • The Budbreak Wine and Craft Beer Festival is held in beautiful downtown Mount Airy, NC. The festival features top North Carolina wineries and craft beer producers, wonderful food and great music.


Autumn Leaves Festival
Mount Airy 336-786-6116

Full Review
October 12, 2018
Days to Event

Brushy Mountain Apple Festival
North Wilkesboro 336-921-3499

Full Review
October 6, 2018
Days to Event

Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention
Mount Airy 336.345.7388

Full Review
June 1, 2018
Days to Event

Surry County Agricultural Fair
Mt Airy 336-786-2236

Full Review

Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention
Dobson 336 957 3545

Full Review

Carolina BalloonFest
Statesville

Full Review
October 19, 2018
Days to Event

Yadkin Valley Wine Festival
Elkin 336-526-1111

Full Review
May 19, 2018
Days to Event

Pilot View Vintage Market
Pilot Mountain

Full Review


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