Partners:

Consider becoming a

festival sponsor! 

 

Please contact our festival director to learn more at:

nctraildays@gmail.com

 to get

Festival Updates!

Website Design provided by Cavu Marketing. © 2018

2020

Festival Event Schedule 

 

Primary Event Venues:

Elkin Municipal Park: 399 Highway 268 West

Elkin Main Street

Elkin's Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard Street

Foothills Arts Council: 129 Church Street

Reeves Theater: 129 West Main Street

Jonesville Greenway: Access trailhead on Plaza Street (off Hwy 67) in Jonesville

Bring your boots, boats and bikes and head out to EXPLORE 

on your own...then make your way to the festival!

Thursday, June 4

 

Downtown Elkin Historic Hike

Trail Tree Sign on E. Main St., across from The Liberty / Angry Troll Brewing Parking Lot- 222 E Main St, Elkin, 36°14'42.2"N 80°50'53.6"W

1-2 Miles, Easy. Capacity 15

Carter Falls Power House Trail Hike

Carter Falls

1 Mile, Easy/Moderate. Capacity 20

E & A Historical Hike

Start at Old E & A Office

2-4 Miles, Easy. Capacity 99

Live at 5 @ The Reeves

Reeves Theater, 129 W. Main St., Elkin

Live at 5 at The Reeves- featuring Aubrey Eisenman & The Clydes. Join Explore Elkin and Reeves Theater & Cafe for FREE LIVE MUSIC in the lobby of the restored Historic Reeves Theater in Downtown Elkin! Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, and Food available for purchase!

5 Point Adventure Film Night

Reeves Theater, 129 W. Main St., Elkin

5 Point Film showing at The Reeves Theater. Film documents various outdoor activities and the beauty of nature and adventure. Some mature language

Wellness on the Water Fitness Kayaking

Rocky Forest River Run, 172 Rocky Forest Trail, Elkin

Fitness Kayaking and Wellness Seminars on the Yadkin River; for complete schedule of river events and to save your space contact Cindy at: Rocky Forest River Run

 

Friday, June 5

Wellness on the Water Fitness Kayaking

Rocky Forest River Run, 172 Rocky Forest Trail, Elkin

Fitness Kayaking and Wellness Seminars on the Yadkin River; for complete schedule of river events and to save your space contact Cindy at: Rocky Forest River Run

Kids Story Walk - ALL DAY

Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin

Walk, read, and engage with a fun picture book! Brought to you by the Elkin Public Library

Trail Work Day at Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain

Join members of the EVTA for a Trail Work Day at Stone Mountain

Garden Creek Moonshine Still Hike

Garden Creek Baptist Church, Stone Mountain State Park, 36°23'19.8"N 81°04’09.6"W

2-3 Miles, Moderate. Capacity 15

Carter Falls/Grassy Creek Vineyard Hike

Isaacs Trailhead on Carter Mill Road, Elkin, NC, 36°16'52.3"N 80°52’04.7”W

4.25 Miles, Moderate. Capacity 15

Quilt Show

Heritage Center, 257 Standard St., Elkin

Quilt Show Exhibit located in the Heritage Arts & Trails Center

Yadkin River Clean Up

Yadkin River Access - Ronda

Yadkin Riverkeeper volunteers will do a paddle and clean up on the Yadkin River from Ronda to Crater Park in Elkin from 11 AM - 5 PM on Friday, June 5. Volunteers with boats will drop them off at the Ronda access area between 10:30 - 11:30 and meet at Crater Park for a free lunch at Noon. YRK will provide boats at no charge for volunteers that need them. Volunteers without boats should meet at Crater Park at Noon for lunch as well. All volunteers will be shuttled from Crater Park to Ronda after lunch with the River clean up launching at 1 PM.

Downtown Elkin Historic Hike

Trail Tree Sign on E. Main St., across from The Liberty / Angry Troll Brewing Parking Lot- 222 E Main St, Elkin, 36°14'42.2"N 80°50'53.6"W

1-2 Miles, Easy. Capacity 15

Stone Mountain Still Hike

Stone Mountain, Horse Trail Area

2-3 Miles, Moderate. Capacity 15

Group Trail Run

Stone Mtn or Doughton Park

Trail Run- All Levels. Led by Friends of Stone Mountain. Capacity 15

Jonesville Native American Hike

Hometown River Company, 468 N. Bridge St., Jonesville

1-2 Miles, Easy. Capacity 99, Start at Hometown River Company

5 Point Adventure Film

Reeves Theater, 129 W. Main St., Elkin

5Point Film showing at The Reeves Theater. Film documents various outdoor activities and the beauty of nature and adventure. Some mature language

NC Trail Days Indigo Dip

Foothills Art Center, 321 E. Main St., Elkin

Dig into heritage & fiber arts with the NC Trail Days Indigo Dip. This event includes a brief introduction to indigo, its history, folding techniques and how to dip. Each participant receives 1 square cotton bandanna stamped with the NC Trail Days Logo. Space is limited and Pre-registration is required. $25 per person

Big Elkin Creek Clean Up

Elkin Municipal Park, 334 Elk Spur St., Elkin

Big Elkin Creek Cleanup: organized by Watershed Now meet at the G&B band shell at Elkin Municipal Park to clean up along the Big Elkin Creek

Downtown Block Party

Downtown Elkin, W. Main St., Elkin

Festival gathering with low country boil and music by Big Daddy Mojo. Fee for food, beer and wine; music no charge! Duck Donuts will be here!

Low Country Boil

Lifestore Insurance, W. Main St., Elkin

Enjoy a delicious Low Country Boil during the Downtown Block Party

 

SATURDAY, June 6

Flower Pounding - TIME TBD

Heritage Center, 257 Standard St., Elkin

Turn fabric and nature into art with Flower Pounding – the simple and traditional technique of transferring flower and leaf pigment to a prepared fabric surface using a hammer; outside the Heritage Arts & Trails Center. Free!

Ride The Trail - 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Sgt. Gregory K. Martin Park - Plaza Street, Jonesville

Take a relaxing golf cart ride along a portion of the Jonesville Greenway Trail. This once a year opportunity allows those who otherwise could not enjoy the view of the trail & Yadkin River to partake in the beauty and wildlife.

Kids Story Walk - ALL DAY

Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin

Walk, read, and engage with a fun picture book! Brought to you by the Elkin Public Library

E&A Rail Trail Birding Walk

Elkin Recreation Center,
36°15'07.5"N 80°51’41.3"W

3 Miles, Easy. Capacity 99, No dogs Please

Tour de Trail Days Cycle Ride

Elkin High School Parking Lot, 334 Elk Spur St., Elkin

Tour de Trail is a 40 Mile bicycle road ride from Elkin High School to Stone Mountain State Park. Following some of the MST trailback to Elkin, the tour includes a stop at Carter Falls. Traveling aid station and sag support. Gather at starting point from 8:00am-8:55am, departs at 9:00am

Garden Creek Moonshine Still Hikes

Garden Creek Baptist Church, Stone Mountain State Park, 36°23'19.8"N 81°04’09.6"W

2-3 Miles, Moderate. Capacity 15

Farmers Market

Elkin Farmers Market, 226 N. Bridge St., Elkin

This Farmers Market includes fresh produce, baked goods, live music from Joe's Cousin, crafts and more! Located one block north of Main St., in downtown Elkin under the shelter in the Town Hall Parking Lot.

Stone Mountain Still Hike

Stone Mountain, Horse Trail Area

2-3 Miles, Moderate. Capacity 15

Stone Mountain Hill Climb / 5k Trail Race

Stone Mountain State Park

The hill climb trail race will be held at Stone Mountain State Park, Saturday, June 6 at 9 am. It is a heavy 5K at 3.2 miles. The race starts at the Lower Parking Lot on a gravel road. After 0.4 miles you pass through the historic Hutchinson Homestead. The course follows the Stone Mountain Loop Trail to the upper falls, a beautiful 200 ft. granite waterfall. Climb about 200 steps and continue uphill through switchbacks to the summit at 2,305 ft. You'll be rewarded with an expansive view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Yadkin River Run 5k

Jonesville Greenway Trail, Plaza St., Jonesville

Yadkin River Run 5/10K Walk/Run along the Jonesville Greenway Trail Race Day Registration begins at 8am, Race start time 9am with awards upon race completion. Free t-shirt for all who register by May 15th online at PiedmontRaceSeries.com or Jonesville Town Hall 336-835-3426. Registration fee $30.00 individual, $95.00 family of four, $15.00 age 10 and under

Yoga for Hikers

Yoga on Main, 122 E. Main St., Elkin

Yoga for hikers, beginners welcome! From 9am - 10am. You can use your class card or drop in for $10.

Music by The Box Dogs

Downtown Elkin, W. Main St., Elkin

The Box Dogs will be performing during the Vendor Village on Main Street, Saturday, June 6th

Trail Angels Speakers

Reeves Theater, 129 W. Main St., Elkin

This speaking panel, including Suzanne Puckett, will discuss the work and importance of Trail Angels

Mahogany Rock Tramway Hike

Devils Garden Overlook on Blue Ridge Parkway, 36°26'02.6"N 81°06’15.3"W

5-6 Miles, Difficult. Capacity 15

OVTA Encampment

Heritage Center, 257 Standard St., Elkin

Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail Encampment; Revolutionary War encampment, reenactment and educational activities by the Overmountain Men and entourage mustering before the march from Elkin to the Battle of Kings Mountain; at Heritage & Trails Visitor Center

Quilt Show

Heritage Center, 257 Standard St., Elkin

Quilt Show Exhibit located in the Heritage Arts & Trails Center

Vendor Village

Downtown Elkin, W. Main St., Elkin

The Main Street Vendor Village will feature outdoor recreation and advocacy non-profits, retailers and manufacturers; food, and a beer garden in downtown Elkin. Food Trucks include El Taco and 13 Bones, Music by The Box Dogs

Tree Climbing Demonstrations

Across from Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church 308 W Main St, Elkin, NC 28621

Bob Wray will be demonstrating the art of double rope recreational tree climbing and the knots associated with this technique. He will discuss the equipment needed and the requirements to be a "rec" climber. Plus he will have a few stories from his 20 year career! Bob will be located west of the bridge in the large Sycamore Tree- across from Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church.

Yadkin Valley Fiber Center Sale

Foothills Art Center, 321 E. Main St., Elkin

The Yadkin Valley Fiber Center will be holding its Yarn, Fabric and Equipment Sale Saturday during NC Trail Days

Kids Universe & Decoration Station

Downtown Elkin- Lifestore Insurance, W. Main St., Elkin

During the Vendor Village, Kids Universe will have all sorts of activities for kids to enjoy including crafts, games, snacks and more! Free for kids 14 and under. Must be accompanied by an adult

Beer Garden

Downtown Elkin, W. Main St., Elkin

During the Vendor Village, those 21 & up can stop by the Beer Garden to purchase a refreshing beverage

Speakers & Short Films

Reeves Theater, 129 W. Main St., Elkin

The Reeves Theater hosts our Speakers series and short films on Saturday June 6th from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm.

Cook's Mountain Bike Paradise

Elkin Municipal Park, 334 Elk Spur St., Elkin

Cook's Sports Mountain Bike Paradise will include repair clinics, bike demos, mountain bike rentals and bikepacking clinics by Cook's Sports; at Elkin Municipal Park. With easy access to over 7 miles of Elkin's single track mountain bike trail

Foothills Arts Center Summer Market

Foothills Art Center, 321 E. Main St., Elkin

The Foothills Arts Center will be hosting it's Summer Market on Saturday, a great place to buy local and handmade!

Kids Universe- Decoration Station

Lifestore Insurance

Durring the Vendor Village, Kids Universe will have all sorts of activites for kids to enjoy including crafts, games, snacks and more! Free for kids 14 and under. Must be accompanied by an adult.

Jonesville Music/ Food Vendors & Pow-Wow Demonstration

Jonesville Greenway

Live Llama!

Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin

After enjoying the Story Walk, stop by the grassy trail across from the Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church along The Big Elkin Creek to enjoy a Live Llama to pet! This Trail and Pack animal will be on site from 11:00am-3:00pm on Saturday, June 6th.

Reeves Documentary Showing

Reeves Theater, 129 W. Main St., Elkin

This documentary focuses on the history and renovation of the beloved Reeves Theater

Creekside

Jonesville Greenway

(Music)

Devils Garden to Widows Creek Hike (Mountains to Sea Trail)

Backpacking Lot at Stone Mountain State Park
36°23'43.7"N 81°04’07.3”W

6 Miles, Moderate. Capacity 15

EVTA Panel Speakers

Reeves Theater, 129 W. Main St., Elkin

Members of the Elkin Valley Trails Association including Sandie Blackley, Bill Blackley, and Bob Hillyer will make up a panel to discuss the work of the EVTA and all that they have done to create and improve the area trails.

Downtown Elkin Historic Hike

Trail Tree Sign on E. Main St., across from The Liberty / Angry Troll Brewing Parking Lot- 222 E Main St, Elkin, 36°14'42.2"N 80°50'53.6"W

1-2 Miles, Easy. Capacity 15

Dixie Dawn

Jonesville Greenway Trail - Plaza St., Jonesville

FREE concert - Local favorite that has enjoyed playing at premier tourist attractions in North Carolina and opened for top names in country music through the years. Enjoy the sounds of classic country, gospel, bluegrass and 50's rock & roll and a little comedy for everyone.

Kids Foot & Bike Parade

Lifestore Insurance, 102 W. Main St., Elkin

Kids Foot & Bike Parade will begin at the Lifestore Insurance parking lot and go West on Main Street (during street closure) to the Library & back.

Archeological Dig with Dr. Blackley

Jonesville Greenway

MST Speaker Panel

Reeves Theater, 129 W. Main St., Elkin

Section hikers of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, including Benjamin Brown and Caroline Bonds, make up a panel discussing their experiences and adventures along the MST.

TC Montana

Jonesville Greenway Trail - Plaza St., Jonesville

FREE concert featuring an eclectic song list including country, beach, top 40 and blues

MST Book Talk and Signing

Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin

Jim Grode, author of Great Day Hikes on North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail, will speak on this new book. A local day hiker will also speak about nearby sections of the MST. Books available for purchase

Blue Sky Band

Jonesville Greenway Trail - Plaza St., Jonesville

FREE concert featuring classic rock to country and little of everything in between.

Cook-Off

Jonesville Greenway

Tapestry Weavers South Guild Exhibit

Foothills Art Center, 321 E. Main St., Elkin

Stop by for an opening exhibit by the Tapestry Weavers South Guild on Saturday from 5 - 7 pm -"New Works by Tapestry Weavers South"

Bluff Mountain Trail - Sunset Hike

Doughton Park Picnic Area,
36°25'18.3"N 81°10’59.0”W

2-3 Miles, Easy. Capacity 15

Special Occasion Band

Jonesville Greenway

(Music)

Martha Bassett

Reeves Theater, 129 W. Main St., Elkin

Enjoy the exciting Martha Bassett Show in the Historic Reeves Theater!

 

Sunday, June 7

Kids Story Walk - ALL DAY

Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin

Walk, read, and engage with a fun picture book! Brought to you by the Elkin Public Library

Caudill Cabin - Basin Creek Trail

Doughton Park Parking Area on Longbottom Road, 36°22'30.7"N 81°08’40.6”W

10 Miles, Difficult. Capacity 15

Non-Denominational Service

Foothills Art Center Garden, 129 Church St., Elkin 28621

Non Denominational Service in Arts Council Garden by Bill Johnson; Rain Location- The Reeves Theater

Stone Mountain Wolf Rock - Cedar Ridge

Stone Mountain

3 Miles, Moderate. Capacity 20

Family Flotilla

Crater Park, 310 Standard St., Elkin

Family Paddle Flotilla on the Yadkin River; meet at Crater Park in order to shuttle to Ronda; registration required to reserve your boat and shuttle

Garden Creek Moonshine Still Hikes

Garden Creek Baptist Church, Stone Mountain State Park, 36°23'19.8"N 81°04’09.6"W

2-3 Miles, Moderate. Capacity15

E&A Rail Trail Hike

Elkin Recreation Center, 36°15'07.5"N 80°51’41.3"W

3 Miles, Easy. Capacity 15

Gospel Brunch

Reeves Theater, 129 W. Main St., Elkin

5 Point Adventure Film

Reeves Theater, 129 W. Main St., Elkin

5Point Film showing at The Reeves Theater. Film documents various outdoor activities and the beauty of nature and adventure. Some mature language