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.

Cabarrus County Fair - Concord, NC
Cabarrus County Fair

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

Winston-Salem, NC
Review
Blowing Rock WinterFest - Blowing Rock, NC
Blowing Rock WinterFest

Blowing Rock, NC
Review
Reevestock Music Festival - Elkin, NC
Reevestock Music Festival

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

Elkin, NC
Review
Yadkin Valley Wine Festival - Elkin, NC
Yadkin Valley Wine 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
Budbreak Wine Festival - Mount Airy  , NC
Budbreak Wine Festival

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

Huntersville, NC
Review
Stanly County Winter Wine Festival - Albemarle, NC
Stanly County Winter Wine Festival

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

Mount Airy, NC
Review
Budbreak Wine Festival - Mount Airy  , NC
Budbreak Wine Festival

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

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

Huntersville, 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
MerleFest  - Wilkesboro, NC
MerleFest

Wilkesboro, NC
Review

Upcoming Festivals

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Festivals & Fairs

Brushy Mountain Apple Festival
Brushy Mountain Apple Festival

Brushy Mountain Apple Festival
898 Main Street
North Wilkesboro NC NC
336-921-3499

  • The Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is one of the largest one-day arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast. The streets are filled with over 425 arts and crafts, 100 food concessions, 4 different music stages.


Reevestock Music FestivalReevestock Music Festival
Reevestock Music Festival
Elkin 336-469-0371

Full Review

Carolina Renaissance FestivalCarolina Renaissance Festival
Carolina Renaissance Festival
Huntersville 704-896-5555

Full Review

Carolina BalloonFestCarolina BalloonFest
Carolina BalloonFest
Statesville

Full Review

Surry County Agricultural Fair Surry County Agricultural Fair
Surry County Agricultural Fair
Mt Airy 336-786-2236

Full Review

Dixie Classic FairDixie Classic Fair
Dixie Classic Fair
Winston-Salem

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Shelton Vineyards Spring Festival Shelton Vineyards Spring Festival
Shelton Vineyards Spring Festival
Dobson 336-366-4724

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MerleFest MerleFest
MerleFest
Wilkesboro 800-343-7857

Full Review

Autumn Leaves FestivalAutumn Leaves Festival
Autumn Leaves Festival
Mount Airy 336-786-6116

Full Review


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