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.

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

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

Mt Airy, NC
Review
Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention - Dobson, NC
Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention

Dobson, NC
Review
MerleFest  - Wilkesboro, NC
MerleFest

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

Mount Airy, NC
Review
Reevestock Music Festival - Elkin, NC
Reevestock Music Festival

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

North Wilkesboro, NC
Review
MerleFest  - Wilkesboro, NC
MerleFest

Wilkesboro, NC
Review
MerleFest  - Wilkesboro, NC
MerleFest

Wilkesboro, 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
Carolina Renaissance Festival - Huntersville, NC
Carolina Renaissance Festival

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

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

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

Mt Airy, NC
Review
Brushy Mountain Apple Festival - North Wilkesboro, NC
Brushy Mountain Apple Festival

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

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

Elkin, NC
Review

Upcoming Festivals

  • The Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival
  • Carolina Renaissance Festival
Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival

Info

History comes alive with non-stop, day long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more! Time travel to the greatest party since Camelot!

Saturday, September 29, 2018
thru November 18th Every Saturday & Sunday
Carolina Renaissance Festival
16445 Poplar Tent Road Huntersville NC
704-896-5555


  • 2018 Carolina BalloonFest
  • Carolina BalloonFest
Friday, October 19, 2018

2018 Carolina BalloonFest

Info

Carolina BalloonFest is a joyous weekend of extraordinary entertainment, attractions and family activities. 50 Hot Air Balloons, 3 Mass Ascensions, 2 Fly Overs, Sanctioned Competitions, Hot Air Balloon Flights, Tethered Balloon Rides, and more.

Friday, October 19, 2018
thru October 21
Carolina BalloonFest
260 Hangar Drive Statesville NC



Featured
Festivals & Fairs

Blowing Rock WinterFest

Blowing Rock WinterFest
132 Park Avenue
Blowing Rock NC NC
877-295-7801

  • Blowing Rock WinterFest is a Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Event. They work to continually create exciting winter celebrations and show visitors a good time so they will want to come back again and again. Don’t Hibernate.


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
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Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention
Mount Airy 336.345.7388

Full Review

Cabarrus County Fair
Concord 704-786-7221

Full Review

Stanly County Winter Wine Festival
Albemarle 704-984-9415

Full Review

MerleFest
Wilkesboro 800-343-7857

Full Review

Yadkin Valley Wine Festival
Elkin 336-526-1111

Full Review


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