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.

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

Mt Airy, NC
Review
Stanly County Winter Wine Festival - Albemarle, NC
Stanly County Winter Wine Festival

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

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

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

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

Pilot Mountain, NC
Review
Stanly County Winter Wine Festival - Albemarle, NC
Stanly County Winter Wine Festival

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

Mount Airy , NC
Review
Dixie Classic Fair - Winston-Salem, NC
Dixie Classic Fair

Winston-Salem, NC
Review
Pilot View Vintage Market - Pilot Mountain, NC
Pilot View Vintage Market

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

Huntersville, NC
Review

Upcoming Festivals

  • 2018 Reevestock Music Festival
  • Reevestock Music Festival
Friday, August 3, 2018

2018 Reevestock Music Festival

Info

Reevestock offers something for everyone in the family and looks to benefit the community in every way possible. Great music for all ages, food and drinks made available by your favorite restaurants, and even activities for the kids.

Friday, August 3, 2018
thru August 4th Gates 1pm - Music 2pm
Reevestock Music Festival
129 W Main Street Elkin NC
336-469-0371


  • 2018 Cabarrus County Fair
  • Cabarrus County Fair
Friday, September 7, 2018

2018 Cabarrus County Fair

Info

For 9 amazing days enjoy delicious food, over 40 thrilling rides, over 30 games, dazzling entertainment and memories to last a lifetime. There is something for everyone!

Friday, September 7, 2018
thru September 15th
Cabarrus County Fair
4759 NC-49 Concord NC
704-786-7221


  • Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival
  • Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival
Saturday, September 22, 2018

Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival

Info

The festivities begin Saturday morning with the Annual Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Main Street will be lined with vendors of every description featuring everything from antiques, jump houses, hand crafted gifts and so much more.

Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:00am – 5:00pm
Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival
100 West Main Street Elkin NC
336-526-1111


Featured
Festivals & Fairs

Autumn Leaves Festival

Autumn Leaves Festival
200 North Main Street
Mount Airy NC NC
336-786-6116

  • The Autumn Leaves Festival showcases Mount Airy's rich musical heritage, such as Old-Time, Blue Grass and Gospel and the unique arts & crafts of more than 200 craftsmen line the streets.


Brushy Mountain Apple Festival
North Wilkesboro 336-921-3499

Full Review
October 6, 2018
Days to Event

Surry County Agricultural Fair
Mt Airy 336-786-2236

Full Review

Dixie Classic Fair
Winston-Salem

Full Review
September 28, 2018
Days to Event

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

Autumn Leaves Festival
Mount Airy 336-786-6116

Full Review
October 12, 2018
Days to Event

Budbreak Wine Festival
Mount Airy 336-710-5703

Full Review


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