2022 Event Schedule 

 

Thursday, June 2

Yadkin River Excursions
12:00 PM
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Thursday, June 2

8:00 AM

Multiple Locations

Explore the Yadkin River with one of these great local outfitters:

Rocky Forest River Run (http://rockyforestriverrun.com)
Hometown River Co. (https://hometownrivercompany.com)
Roaring River Canoe Rentals (https://www.visitnc.com/listing/tbqS/roaring-river-canoe-rentals)
NC River Riders (https://northcarolinariverriders.com)

Festival & Visitor Information Center
1:00 PM
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Thursday, June 2

8:00AM - 8:00PM

Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard St., Elkin

Visit the Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center to find out more about the Yadkin Valley, Elkin, our trails and local businesses. You can also purchase NC Trail Days merch all weekend long! Lockers, Showers, Bathrooms, and Parking all available on-site at this location. The Heritage Center will be open throughout the weekend at varying times.

Stone Mountain Wolf Rock MST
1:00 PM
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Thursday, June 2

9:00 AM

Stone Mountain Backpacking Lot: 3042 Frank Pkwy, Roaring Gap

Join the Friends of Stone Mountain as they lead a hike along part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail that passes through Stone Mountain State Park. The hike will start at the Backpack Parking Lot and ascend 2.2 miles to Wolf Rock before returning. There is elevation gain on this dirt path, but it is consistently gradual throughout. 

Stone Painting & Scavenger Hunt
2:00 PM
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Thursday, June 2

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Byrds Branch Campground: 225 Martin Byrd Rd

Stone Painting & Scavenger Hunt - Fun for the whole family!

Grassy Creek Vineyard to Carter Falls
2:00 PM
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Thursday, June 2

10:00 AM

Grassy Creek Vineyard: 235 Chatham Cottage Circle State Road

Hike from Grassy Creek Vineyard (just outside of Elkin) to Carter Falls. A glass of wine makes a great post-hike treat. This hike is offered Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

NC Trail Days Welcome Gathering
9:00 PM
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Thursday, June 2

5:00PM - 8:00PM

Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard St., Elkin

Join Explore Elkin for the NCTD Kick-Off at the Heritage & Trails Visitors Center! Live Music by The Box Dogs. Wine/Beer/Food Available for Purchase.

Free Event
Historic Downtown Elkin Hike
10:00 PM
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Thursday, June 2

6:00 PM

Tree Sign Main Street: 204 E Market St, Elkin

Hike along with Laura Gaylord, Elkin’s Main Street Manager, as she shares numerous points of interest, hidden treasures, fun facts, and the history of Elkin’s downtown and its buildings, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Plan for approximately 2 hours of exploring; comfortable walking shoes recommended. Rain or shine. This is an easy 1-2 mile hike. This event is offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Stone Mountain Loop Trail Run
10:15 PM
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Thursday, June 2

6:15 PM

Stone Mountain State Park Lower Lot: 3042 Frank Pkwy, Roaring Gap (36.39453786406567, -81.06874478075137)

Join Elkin Valley Trails' Megan Stainback on a guided trail run of the Loop Trail at Stone Mountain State Park. This run will traverse the summit of Stone Mountain, consist of 300+ steps beside Stone Mountain Falls, and have picturesque views of Hutchinson Homestead. The trail run will begin at 6:15 PM, so there will only be 2 hours to complete the run. The park closes at 9 PM in June, and all hikers/runners must be exiting the parking areas by 8:30 PM. Please be confident you could complete the run in 2 hours before registering for this run.
Meeting Point: Stone Mountain State Park Lower Lot: 3042 Frank Pkwy, Roaring Gap (36.39453786406567, -81.06874478075137)

The Martha Bassett Show – Joe Topping / The Resonant Rogues / Klezmer Local 42
11:00 PM
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Thursday, June 2

7:00 PM

Reeves Theater: 129 W. Main St, Elkin

The Martha Bassett Show blends the fabric of the national roots and Americana scene with the rich artistry, history, and flair of North Carolina’s Piedmont region. Helmed by one of the state’s most distinguished musicians, the live show features national artists, fresh local faces, and the music of Martha Bassett. Each show is a collaboration in song and conversation between Martha, her band, and the guests.

Every performance is recorded and later edited into a weekly one-hour broadcast on 88.5 WFDD and other NPR stations.

 

Friday, June 3

Jack The Radio @ Angry Troll Brewing

June 4, 2000, 1:00:00 AM

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Angry Troll Brewing: 222 E. Main St., Elkin

Free Live Music by Jack The Radio

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Free Event
Pokemon GO Guided Hike

June 3, 2022, 12:00:00 PM

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

Trail Tree Sign: 245 E. Main St., Elkin

Meeting at the Trail Tree across from The Liberty building, this 2-part hike goes down Main Street in Elkin, continues down the Overmountain Victory Trail and ends at the Bandstand in the park, After a short break, we'll return over the flat trail pausing to chase Pokemon and learning a little about the community as we travel along this approximately 2 mile easy hike.

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Yadkin River Excursions

June 3, 2022, 12:00:00 PM

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

Multiple Locations

Explore the Yadkin River with one of these great local outfitters:

Rocky Forest River Run (http://rockyforestriverrun.com)
Hometown River Co. (https://hometownrivercompany.com)
Roaring River Canoe Rentals (https://www.visitnc.com/listing/tbqS/roaring-river-canoe-rentals)
NC River Riders (https://northcarolinariverriders.com)

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Quilt Show

Friday, June 3

8:00AM - 6:00PM

12:00 PM

Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard St., Elkin

Stop by the Heritage Center during NC Trail Days to view beautiful quilts made by local artists!

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Free Event
Festival & Visitor Information Center

Friday, June 3

8:00AM - 6:00PM

12:00 PM

Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard St., Elkin

Visit the Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center to find out more about the Yadkin Valley, Elkin, our trails and local businesses. You can also purchase NC Trail Days merch all weekend long! Lockers, Showers, Bathrooms, and Parking all available on-site at this location.

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EVTA Trail Work Day

Friday, June 3

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

11351 NC-268 Business, Elkin

Join Elkin Valley Trails Association for their annual Trail Work Day to celebrate National Trails Day! Time and Location of Work Day will be determined closer to event, based on needs of local, area trails.

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Historic Downtown Elkin Hikes

Friday, June 3

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

Tree Sign Main Street: 204 E Market St, Elkin

Hike along with Laura Gaylord, Elkin’s Main Street Manager, as she shares numerous points of interest, hidden treasures, fun facts, and the history of Elkin’s downtown and its buildings, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Plan for approximately 2 hours of exploring; comfortable walking shoes recommended. Rain or shine. This is an easy 1-2 mile hike.

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Stone Mountain Widows Creek Trail

Friday, June 3

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

Stone Mountain Backpacking Lot: 3042 Frank Pkwy, Roaring Gap

Join the Friends of Stone Mountain as they lead you on a hike along Widows Creek. This is part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail inside the park, and it leads to the primitive campsites in the park. See the lesser visited Upper Widow Creek Falls on this hike. There is a significant climb for the first half mile of this hike, but the trail levels out nicely after the initial climb.

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Basin Creek Trail

Friday, June 3

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

Doughton Park- Longbottom Rd Trailhead

The Basin Creek Trail starts at the Doughton Park south parking lot on Longbottom Road. For 5 miles this trail travels along and across Basin Creek as it ascends to Caudill Cabin - the last remaining cabin in the park after the flood of 1916. This hike will be a total of 10+ miles, and it crosses the creek nearly 30 times total. Be prepared to rock hop and/or get your feet wet on this hike, so ensure you're wearing proper hiking attire. 

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Stone Painting & Scavenger Hunt

June 3, 2022, 2:00:00 PM

10:00AM - 4:00PM

2:00 PM

Byrd's Branch Campground: 225 Martin Byrd Rd., Elkin

Stone Painting and Scavenger Hunt @ Byrd's Branch Campground - Fun for the whole family! This event is offered throughout the weekend.

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Usborne book sale

Friday, June 3

10:00AM - 4:00PM

2:00 PM

Elkin Public Library, 111 North Front St.

Books for kids of all ages.  A fundraiser for the Friends of the Elkin Public Library.

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Free Event
Grarden Creek Moonshine Still Hike

Friday, June 3

10:30 AM

2:30 PM

Garden Creek Baptist Church

This is a Moderate/Strenuous 2 mile hike. Explore some of the former liquor stills on this hike along Garden Creek at Stone Mountain State Park. Much of this hike will be off-trail. Dress accordingly. Meet at the Garden Creek Baptist church INSIDE Stone Mountain Park on the main road through the park.

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Yadkin River Cleanup and Paddle (Ronda to Crater Park)

June 3, 2022, 3:00:00 PM

11:00AM - 5:00PM

3:00 PM

310 Standard St, Elkin, NC 28621

Join the Yadkin Riverkeeper (YRK), the Elkin Valley Trails Association and other volunteers to remove garbage and debris while paddling down the Yadkin from Ronda to Crater Park (6.8 miles) in Elkin. Registration is recommended for this event. YRK will provide a limited number of boats to volunteers that need them, but we are encouraging volunteers to BYOBoat. Paddlers will drop off boats in Ronda between 11 - 11:30am, drive to Crater Park for lunch, and be shuttled back to Ronda to begin the cleanup. Volunteers will receive a free lunch.

Put In/Boat Drop Off: Clingman Rd, Ronda, NC 28670
Take Out/Parking: 310 Standard St, Elkin, NC 28621

Yadkin Riverkeeper will be registering participants.

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Grassy Creek Vineyard to Carter Falls

Friday, June 3

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

Grassy Creek Vineyard: 235 Chatham Cottage Circle State Road

Hike from Grassy Creek Vineyard (just outside of Elkin) to Carter Falls. A glass of wine makes a great post-hike treat.

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Overmountain Victory Trail Sponsored by American Aquatic

Friday, June 3

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

American Aquatic: 127 W Main St, Elkin

Learn about the history of the Overmountain Victory Trail on an easy hike that runs parallel to Elkin Creek and the Yadkin River. This is a rather flat and easy hike with gravel dust and grassy terrain.

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Forest Bathing, The Japanese Custom of Shirin Yoku

Friday, June 3

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

Grassy Creek Vineyard: 235 Chatham Cottage Circle, State Road

Sign up for the Forest Bathing Guided Hike- NC's first "Forest Bathing" Trail, at Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery today! Forest bathing involves immersing oneself in nature to improve mental, physical and emotional well-being- while unplugged from electronics. This is an easy 1.5 mile hike. will Meet behind the Grassy Creek Vineyard Tasting Room.

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LIVE ORIGINAL MUSIC BY PIANIST ZACH GROFF

June 3, 2000, 4:00:00 PM

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

4:00 PM

Grassy Creek Winery: 235 Chatham Cottage Lane

Welcome all NC Trail Day hikers! Whether your apart of the NC Trail Days events or just visiting the Yadkin Valley stop by and enjoy live piano and wine! Listen to Pianist Zach Groff from 12:30- 2:30pm! Bring a picnic or purchase some of our local NC Food Products we have available inside the tasting room.

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Free Event
Story Walk:  A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee

Friday, June 3

1:00PM - 4:00PM

5:00 PM

Elkin Public Library, 111 North Front St.

Walk along the E & A Trail across the Big Elkin Creek and enjoy reading the picture book story posters on your stroll.

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Free Event
Jonesville History Walk

Friday, June 3

3:00 PM

7:00 PM

Double Bluff Recreation Area: 2323 NC Hwy 67, Jonesville

Take a stroll with Scotty Vestal while learning local Jonesville, Yadkin County history including the area known as Double Bluff Recreation Area.

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Free Event
Surry’s Natural Heritage

June 3, 2022, 8:00:00 PM

4:00 PM

8:00 PM

lkin Public Library: 111 North Front Street, Elkin

Surry County is gorgeous and this summer is a great time to learn more about its natural beauty! Ecologist and Botanist Ken Bridle of the Piedmont Land Conservancy will share a presentation with the public about our natural beauty and heritage on Friday, June 3 at 4pm. This event is FREE! To learn more, contact Nathan Walls at a (336)401-8211 or wallsn@co.surry.nc.us.

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Downtown Block Party & Low Country Boil

Friday, June 3

5:00PM - 9:00PM

9:00 PM

West Main Street, Downtown Elkin

Explore Elkin and Elkin Valley Trails Association welcome you to NC Trail days with a Downtown Block Party & Low Country Boil. Low Country Boil Tickets are $25 (Pre-Purchase Preferred- Limited Quantity Available!) and include, a boxed dinner, non-alcoholic beverages and 1 drink (wine or beer) ticket. There will also be additional food trucks on site and wine/beer available for purchase. Live Music from The Missing Finger (5pm-7pm) and Will Easter Band (7pm - 9pm). This event is Rain or Shine. Low Country Boil Sponsored by Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. Downtown Music Stage Sponsored by LifeStore Bank & Insurance.

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Tapestry Weavers South Group Exhibit

Friday, June 3

6:00PM - 8:00PM

10:00 PM

110 North Bridge Street, Elkin

Tapestry Weavers South New Works exhibit features at least one new tapestry from every fiber artist in this creative guild. The Foothills Arts Center off campus gallery along with the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center’s new retail and expanded class location called “The Studio” is opening at 110 N Bridge St. Showcasing their annual exhibit “New Works by Tapestry Weavers South” on Friday June 3 from 6-8 pm.

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Paul Thorn

June 4, 2022, 12:00:00 AM

8:00 PM

12:00 AM

Reeves Theater : 129 W. Main St, Elkin

Paul Thorn has created an innovative and impressive career, pleasing crowds with his muscular brand of roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern American, yet also speaking universal truths. Among those who value originality, inspiration, eccentricity and character – as well as talent that hovers somewhere on the outskirts of genius, the story of Paul Thorn is already familiar. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, raised among the same spirits (and some of the actual people) who nurtured the young Elvis generations before, Paul Thorn has rambled down back roads and jumped out of airplanes, worked for years in a furniture factory, battled four-time world champion boxer Roberto Duran on national television, performed on stages with Bonnie Raitt, Mark Knopfler, Sting, and John Prine among many others, and made some of the most emotionally restless yet fully accessible music of our time. He’s also appeared on major television shows, received numerous National Public Radio features and charted multiple times on the Billboard Top 100 and Americana Radio Charts.

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Falllift @ Fruition

June 4, 2000, 1:00:00 AM

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

1:00 AM

Fruition: 223 W. Main St., Elkin

Free Live Music by Falllift

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Free Event

SATURDAY, June 4

 
Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by Yadkin Valley Rotary

Saturday, June 4, 2022

11:00 AM

7:00AM - 10:00AM

Lifestore Insurance Parking Lot: 102 W. Main St., Downtown Elkin

The Yadkin Valley Rotary Club is hosting a pancake breakfast during NC Trail Days to benefit the Children's Center of NW North Carolina. Save time at the event, and pre-purchase your tickets now!
Pancake Breakfast includes: Short Stack of Pancakes, Sausage Links, Choice of Coffee, Water or Juice.

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Yadkin River Run 5k/10k

Saturday, June 4

11:00 AM

7:00 AM

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

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Yadkin River Excursions

Saturday, June 4, 2022

12:00 PM

8:00 AM

Multiple Locations

Explore the Yadkin River with one of these great local outfitters:

Rocky Forest River Run (http://rockyforestriverrun.com)
Hometown River Co. (https://hometownrivercompany.com)
Roaring River Canoe Rentals (https://www.visitnc.com/listing/tbqS/roaring-river-canoe-rentals)
NC River Riders (https://northcarolinariverriders.com)

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Festival & Visitor Information Center

Saturday, June 4

12:00 PM

8:00AM - 6:00PM

Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard St., Elkin

Visit the Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center to find out more about the Yadkin Valley, Elkin, our trails and local businesses. You can also purchase NC Trail Days merch all weekend long! Lockers, Showers, Bathrooms, and Parking all available on-site at this location.

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Quilt Show

Saturday, June 4

12:00 PM

8:00AM - 6:00PM

Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard St., Elkin

Stop by the Heritage Center during NC Trail Days to view beautiful quilts made by local artists!

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Free Event
Scavenger Hunt & Geocaching Fun

Saturday, June 4

12:00 PM

ALL DAY

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

Enjoy the Jonesville Greenway Trail with a golf cart ride. Support local vendors - music, shopping, eating, games & more!

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Free Event
Carter Falls Powerhouse Loop

Saturday, June 4

12:00 PM

8:00 AM

Carter Falls Trailhead, Pleasant Ridge Rd., Elkin

Take a hike just less than a mile in distance but with amazing views of Carter Falls and the Elkin Creek Gorge. View the remnants of the old power house in this section of the Elkin Creek. View the future site of the Bridge of Dreams, a suspension bridge that will take the MST across the Elkin Creek. Enjoy the views of Carter Falls from the base (for those that choose) and/or the views upstream from the falls. This guided hike is offered on Saturday and Sunday.

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E&A Trails/Overmountain Victory Trail

Saturday, June 4

12:00 PM

8:00 AM

Elkin Public Library

Enjoy a hike with Dr. Bill Blackley on the E&A Rail Trail and learn some interesting history along the Elkin Creek!

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Forest Bathing, Naturalist Walk, the Japanese Custom of Shinrin Yoku

Saturday, June 4

12:00 PM

8:00 AM

Grassy Creek Vineyard: 235 Chatham Cottage Circle State Road

Join Bill Griffin for a naturalist walk to observe, notice, discover, and learn on the Forest Bathing Trail. This will be a slow walk, so it is kid-friendly. Expect to stop along the way to look at bugs, birds, and buds. The size of this group is limited to 10, so get your spot early. Kids Welcome. Bring water & insect repellent. Optional: field guides, binoculars, magnifying glass, sketch pad, camera.

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Story Walk:  A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee

Saturday, June 4

12:00 PM

8:00AM - 6:00PM

Elkin Public Library, 111 North Front St., Elkin

Walk along the E & A Trail across the Big Elkin Creek and enjoy reading the picture book story posters on your stroll. This activity is offered throughout the weekend.

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Free Event
Tour de Trail Cycle Ride

Saturday, June 4

1:00 PM

9:00 AM

Elkin Highschool: Elk Spur St.

Tour de Trail is a 40 Mile bicycle road ride from Elkin High School to Stone Mountain State Park. Following some of the MST trail back to Elkin, the tour includes a stop at Carter Falls. Gather at starting point (Elkin High School Parking Lot) from 8:00am-8:55am, departs at 9:00am. Free Event, donations support the Elkin Valley Trails Association.

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Free Event
Farmers Market

Saturday, June 4

1:00 PM

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Elkin Farmer's Market: 101 E. Market St., Elkin

While shopping at Elkin's market, you are helping to support our local farmers by purchasing their goods each weekend, as well as supporting healthy eating habits for your family. Come down and see what our market has to offer and meet our friendly farmers and artisans. You'll be pleasantly surprised. Plenty of parking is available and we're handicap accessible, children and pet-friendly, too. 

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Historic Downtown Elkin Hikes

Saturday, June 4

1:00 PM

9:00 AM

Tree Sign Main Street: 204 E Market St, Elkin

Hike along with Laura Gaylord, Elkin’s Main Street Manager, as she shares numerous points of interest, hidden treasures, fun facts, and the history of Elkin’s downtown and its buildings, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Plan for approximately 2 hours of exploring; comfortable walking shoes recommended. Rain or shine. This is an easy 1-2 mile hike. This event is offered on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Live Music - Bill Douglas

Sunday, June 4, 2000

2:00 PM

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard St., Elkin

Free Live Music at the Heritage & Trails Center

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Free Event
Stone Painting & Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, June 4, 2022

2:00 PM

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Byrd's Branch Campground: 225 Martin Byrd Rd., Elkin

Stone Painting & Scavenger Hunt - Fun for the whole family!

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Mountain Bike Trail - Guided Tours

Saturday, June 4

2:00 PM

10:00AM - 2:00PM

Iron Bluff Mountain Bike Trail: 2323 NC Hwy 67, Jonesville

Take a guided tour of Iron Bluff Mountain Bike Trail. Bring your bicycle and helmet - join the fun!

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Vendor Village

Saturday, June 4

2:00 PM

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Main Street, Downtown Elkin

Visit vendors and non-profits from across the region.

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Free Event
Downtown Beer Garden

Saturday, June 4

2:00 PM

10:00AM - 4:00PM

West Main Street, Downtown Elkin

Live Music, Local Craft Beer & Wine available for purchase.

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Free Event
Trail Tale

Saturday, June 4

2:00 PM

10:00 AM

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

Follow the story to discover animals and nature at the river end trail by creating your own nature masterpiece.

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Free Event
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail Info Center

Saturday, June 4

2:00 PM

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Galloway Church: 312 W. Main St., Elkin

Just got an email from Bill Blackley about Saturday.

RG Absher, for entertainment, will be playing colonial music on his fiddle and telling history and stories of the Overmountain Victory Trail that the David Allen History Marker sits on. We'll have several tables set up with 18th century items as well as iron ore slag that's been found in the waters of Big Elkin Creek from David Allen's 18th Century Iron works.

Re-enactors be dressed in 18th century clothes that would have been worn during the time that the Jonesville and Elkin areas were known as Allen's Settlement.

This will be a "low impact" visitor site for those with kids or non-hikers or those who came just to shop our downtown stores. We can educate the visitors about the historic trail that Elkin has to offer. For those who are unfamiliar with the Muster Field or the Overmountain Victory Trail section that runs through this part of Elkin there will a few of us who can take short hikes to point out this unique trail that our community offers.

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Grassy Creek Vineyard to Carter Falls

Saturday, June 4

2:00 PM

10:00 AM

Grassy Creek Vineyard: 235 Chatham Cottage Circle State Road

Hike from Grassy Creek Vineyard (just outside of Elkin) to Carter Falls. A glass of wine makes a great post-hike treat.

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Mahogany Rock Tramway Hike

Saturday, June 4

2:00 PM

10:00 AM

Mahogany Rock Trailhead

In the 1960's an aerial tramway crossed overhead from Mahagony Rock on the Blue Ridge Parkway to Scott Ridge. At the two launch points and along this hike, you will see remnants from the aerial tram. This hike will explore both sides on Scott Ridge and Mahogany Rock as well as the beauty of the trails that now connect them. This hike packs some tough elevation gain in spots, so be prepared to feel the burn as you ascend to the top of Scott Ridge.

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Usborne Book Sale

Saturday, June 4

2:00 PM

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Elkin Public Library, 111 North Front St., Elkin

Books for kids of all ages.  A fundraiser for the Friends of the Elkin Public Library. This event is offered Friday and Saturday.

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Free Event
Puppy Trails at the Happy Paws Bark Park

Saturday, June 4

3:00 PM

11:00 AM

Happy Paws Bark Park 116 Plaza Drive, Jonesville

Bring your family two and four legs alike to enjoy the relaxing trails of the Jonesville Greenway and run leash free at Happy Paws Bark Park.
Let your furry family member dress up and enter the pet costume contest. Prizes for best dressed, funniest and most original costume will be given.

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Free Event
Rain Gardens: Why Do You Want One and How Do You Build It

Saturday, June 4, 2022

3:00 PM

11:00 AM

Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard St., Elkin

7 Steps to a Backyard Rain Garden
Rain Gardens are a delightful solution to standing water problems in your yard and excessive runoff to the storm drain. A rain garden is typically a shallow depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. The garden holds the water for a short time allowing it to be absorbed into the soil. Plants are selected based on their ability to withstand the extremes of moisture and concentrations of nutrients. And there is no reason your rain garden cannot do double duty as a pollinator friendly habitat. Learn 7 easy steps to building your own rain garden.

Bio
Wendi Hartup has educated the public about stormwater issues and solutions for 16 years in North Carolina. She has conducted national webinars and regional hands-on train-the-trainer workshops; co-developed the statewide, NC State Extension Rain Garden Certification program for landscapers with a complimentary how to guide for installing rain gardens; developed the statewide, NC State Extension Backyard Stream Repair program with a complimentary citizen guide for small-scale solutions; and provided hands-on experiential learning for more than 2150 volunteers to install 63 rain gardens, 187 cisterns and stabilize 6303 linear feet of streambank. As the Town of Kernersville Stormwater Manager, she works to find ways to improve water quality and acquired a $400,000 grant for a stream restoration at Ivey Redmon Sports Complex that was completed in May. She moonlights on the side designing rain gardens. Wendi has a master’s in fisheries conservation and bachelor’s in marine biology.

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Free Event
Forest Bathing, the Japanese Custom of Shinrin Yoku

Saturday, June 4

3:00 PM

11:00 AM

Grassy Creek Vineyard: 235 Chatham Cottage Circle, State Road

Sign up for the Forest Bathing Guided Hike- NC's first "Forest Bathing" Trail, at Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery today! Forest bathing involves immersing oneself in nature to improve mental, physical and emotional well-being- while unplugged from electronics. Meet behind the Grassy Creek Vineyard Tasting Room.

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NCTD SPEAKER SERIES | MST TRAIL

Saturday, June 4

5:00 PM

1:00 PM

Reeves Theater & Café: 129 W. Main St., Elkin

Curious about how to hike the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, all of it, most of it, a little of it? Come meet completers Jeff and Debra Rezeli, completer and trail angel Mary Stewart, and maybe a few more!  Discussion will be moderated by Julie “Jester” Gayheart, AT completer, MST 40 Hike Challenge Completer, and lively podcaster.

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Free Event
You Can Build A Teardrop Camper Too

Saturday, June 4

5:00 PM

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Elkin Public Library, 111 North Front St., Elkin

Amanda Spears and Carolina Del Moral built a teardrop camper in their backyard. Learn how they did it and tour their camper. 

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Free Event
NCTD Speaker Series | Sustainability Forum Sponsored by Yadkin Riverkeeper

Saturday, June 4

7:00 PM

3:00 PM

Reeves Theater & Café: 129 W. Main St., Elkin

Local and regional conservationists and outdoor recreation advocates will discuss ongoing efforts to expand recreational opportunities and improve state and local trails in the Tri-County Region, including the Yadkin RIver State Trail. Panelists will highlight positive developments and trends and address potential environmental challenges faced by this growing sector of the local economy.
Charlie Brady, Blue Ridge Conservancy
Adam Lowe, Watershed NOW
Leslie Schlender, Elkin Economic Development
EVTA Representative

Edgar Miller, YRK - Moderator

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Free Event
Wells Knob Hike

Saturday, June 4

7:00 PM

3:00 PM

Wells Knob Parking Lot (wits End Road): Wells Knob Rd

This strenuous 3 mile hike goes up and over Wells Knob as part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Although only 3 miles will be hiked for this Trail Days hike, this trail gains 650 ft in elevation over a very short period. That earns this hike the strenuous rating.

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Downtown Music Trail | earleine

Saturday, June 4

9:00 PM

5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Wisdom Table: 101 E Main St, Elkin

A Different kind of trail - unwind after a long day outdoors by stopping by multiple restaurants and bars in Downtown Elkin. Live music by earleine at The Wisdom Table.

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Free Event
Downtown Music Trail | Luke Mears and Robert Holthouser

Saturday, June 4

9:00 PM

5:00PM - 7:00PM

Harry's Place: 135 Front St., Elkin

A Different kind of trail - unwind after a long day outdoors by stopping by multiple restaurants and bars in Downtown Elkin. Live music by Luke Mears & Robert Holthouser at Harry's Place.

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Free Event
Downtown Music Trail | The Intoxicadas

Saturday, June 4

10:00 PM

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Fruition: 223 W Main St, Elkin

A Different kind of trail - unwind after a long day outdoors by stopping by multiple restaurants and bars in Downtown Elkin. Live music by The Intoxicadas at Fruition.

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Free Event
Downtown Music Trail | Abbey Elmore Band

Saturday, June 4

10:00 PM

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Southern on Main: 102 E. Main St., Elkin

A Different kind of trail - unwind after a long day outdoors by stopping by multiple restaurants and bars in Downtown Elkin. Live music by Abbey Elmore Band at Southern On Main.

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Free Event
Family Fun on The Jonesville Greenway

Saturday, June 4

10:00 PM

6:00 PM

Jonesville Greenway Trailhead 116 Plaza St., Jonesville

Bring a chair & enjoy an evening of family fun - dance & sing to live music, food, cornhole, bounce houses for kids & more!

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Free Event
Downtown Music Trail | Joe's Cousin

Saturday, June 4

11:00 PM

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Angry Troll Brewing: 222 E. Main St., Elkin

A Different kind of trail - unwind after a long day outdoors by stopping by multiple restaurants and bars in Downtown Elkin. Live Music by Joe's Cousin at Angry Troll Brewing.

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Free Event
Downtown Music Trail | Reliably Bad

Sunday, June 5, 2022

12:00 AM

8:00PM - 10:00PM

Reeves Theater & Cafe: 129 W. Main St., Elkin

Reliably Bad is an eight-piece Funk-Pop band based out of Greensboro, North Carolina.

This performance is presented for FREE as part of NC Trail Days. No advance sales or seat reservations. Email info@reevestheater.com with accessibility inquiries.

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Downtown Music Trail | Mike Ramsey

Saturday, June 4

12:00 AM

8:00PM - 10:00PM

Fruition: 223 W Main St, Elkin

A Different kind of trail - unwind after a long day outdoors by stopping by multiple restaurants and bars in Downtown Elkin. Live Music by Mike Ramsey at Fruition.

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Free Event

Sunday, June 5

 
12:00 PM
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Yadkin River Excursions

Sunday, June 5

8 AM

Multiple Locations

Explore the Yadkin River with one of these great local outfitters:

Rocky Forest River Run (http://rockyforestriverrun.com)
Hometown River Co. (https://hometownrivercompany.com)
Roaring River Canoe Rentals (https://www.visitnc.com/listing/tbqS/roaring-river-canoe-rentals)
NC River Riders (https://northcarolinariverriders.com)

12:00 PM
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Carter Falls Powerhouse Loop

Sunday, June 5

8 AM

Carter falls Trailhead, Pleasant Ridge Rd

Take a hike just less than a mile in distance but with amazing views of Carter Falls and the Elkin Creek Gorge. View the remnants of the old power house in this section of the Elkin Creek. View the future site of the Bridge of Dreams, a suspension bridge that will take the MST across the Elkin Creek. Enjoy the views of Carter Falls from the base (for those that choose) and/or the views upstream from the falls.

12:00 PM
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Story Walk;  A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee

Sunday, June 5

8AM - 6PM

Elkin Public Library, 111 North Front St., Elkin

Walk along the E & A Trail across the Big Elkin Creek and enjoy reading the picture book story posters on your stroll.

Free Event
12:30 PM
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Insane Terrain 5k

Sunday, June 5

8:30 AM

Elkin Municipal Park: 399 Hwy 268 W, Elkin

The Elkin Valley Trails Association (EVTA) Annual Insane Terrain 5K will start and finish behind the Elkin Rec Center. Take advantage of new trails and bridges along the Big Elkin Creek. Enjoy the beautiful scenery including waterfalls, mountain terrain, wildflowers and forests. The 5k follows the Elkin and Alleghany Railroad Trail to the Elkin Creek Main Loop mountain bike trail. Various signage with arrows and ribbons along with course marshals will assist participants in staying on course.This race is an event to support our local trails and coincides with NC Trail Days weekend. All runners, hikers, walkers are welcome! All money raised goes to the EVTA for trail building/maintenance! 

2:00 PM
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Stone Painting & Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, June 5

10 AM - 4PM

225 Martin Byrd Rd

Stone Painting & Scavenger Hunt at Byrd's Branch Campground - Fun for the whole family!

2:00 PM
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Festival & Visitor Information Center

Sunday, June 5

10 AM - 2 PM

Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard St., Elkin

Visit the Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center to find out more about the Yadkin Valley, Elkin, our trails and local businesses. You can also purchase NC Trail Days merch all weekend long! Lockers, Showers, Bathrooms, and Parking all available on-site at this location.

2:00 PM
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Grassy Creek Vineyard to Carter Falls

Sunday, June 5

10 AM

Grassy Creek Vineyard: 235 Chatham Cottage Circle, State Road

Hike from Grassy Creek Vineyard (just outside of Elkin) to Carter Falls. A glass of wine makes a great post-hike treat.

5:00 PM
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Live Original Music By Fiddle Dee Dee & The Hot Dog Boy Food Truck

Sunday, June 5

1PM - 5PM

Grassy Creek Winery: 235 Chatham Lodge Lane, State Road

Sunday, June 5th Come join us for our Sunday Music Series event! Listen to traditional Celtic music by Fiddle Dee Dee from 2-4:30pm and grab a hotdog or BBQ pulled sandwich from The Hotdog Boy food truck from 1-5pm!

Free Event
5:00 PM
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Multi Faith Service

Sunday, June 5

1 PM

Reeves Downtown School of Music: 246 E Main St, Elkin

Gather at the the Reeves Downtown School of Music Sunday afternoon for a Multi-Faith service held outside. This is a great opportunity to connect spiritually while outdoors, with plenty of time to explore after the service. Enjoy brunch at Reeves Theater before or after the service.

Free Event