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.

Blowing Rock WinterFest - Blowing Rock, NC
Blowing Rock WinterFest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mount Airy, 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
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

Upcoming Festivals

  • 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


  • Dixie Classic Fair
  • Dixie Classic Fair
Friday, September 28, 2018

Dixie Classic Fair

Info

Step right up to the Dixie Classic Fair! Whether you go for the unbeatable eats, the rip-roaring rides, the show-stopping spectacles or the creative competitions, one thing's for sure: It's always a classic.

Friday, September 28, 2018
thru October 7th
Dixie Classic Fair
421 27th St NW Winston-Salem NC



Featured
Festivals & Fairs

MerleFest

MerleFest
1328 S. Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro NC NC
800-343-7857

  • 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


Pilot View Vintage Market
Pilot Mountain

Full Review

Dixie Classic Fair
Winston-Salem

Full Review
September 28, 2018
Days to Event

Budbreak Wine Festival
Mount Airy 336-710-5703

Full Review

Stanly County Winter Wine Festival
Albemarle 704-984-9415

Full Review

Reevestock Music Festival
Elkin 336-469-0371

Full Review

Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention
Dobson 336 957 3545

Full Review

Brushy Mountain Apple Festival
North Wilkesboro 336-921-3499

Full Review
October 6, 2018
Days to Event

MerleFest
Wilkesboro 800-343-7857

Full Review


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