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Things to know...

Are Dogs Allowed?

Yes! We are dog friendly here. Elkin and Jonesville just require that dogs be on a leash in the town limits. We also ask that you have your dog on a leash at all festival activities and events. Check out our 'Dog Walkin' Hike' on the Themed Hikes page! Please check the requirements at State Parks and local venues if needed.


How do I get around the festival to all the events?

Elkin is a very walkable town and you'll find it pretty easy to get from one event area to another. You are encouraged to bring your road or mountain bike if you prefer to zip around. Our primary event venue, the Yadkin Valley Heritage & Trails Visitor Center will have festival info throughout the weekend and is ADA accessible as are a few of our trails.

Primary Event Venues around Downtown Elkin:
Elkin Municipal Park: 399 Highway 268 West
Elkin Main Street
Heritage & Trails Visitor Center: 257 Standard Street
Foothills Arts Council: 129 Church Street
Reeves Theater: 129 West Main Street

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

Where should I find parking?

You can find street parking in downtown Elkin and along side streets as well as at several town parking lots (look for the purple signs with a "P" for parking); there is also downtown parking at the Heritage & Trails Visitor Center on Standard Street, Elkin Farmer's Market at the corner of Business 21 and Market Street, at Elkin Municipal Park and at Elkin High School on Elk Spur Street and at Elkin Elementary School on Church Street (both are a short walk to downtown Elkin). In Jonesville, there is parking at the Greenway trail head on Plaza Street and at the parking lot beside Dollar General. 

Where can I get a water fill up?

NC Trail Days encourages all visitors to bring a refillable water bottle so that we can limit the amount of disposed single use plastic. We will have free water stations on Main Street in Elkin and a water fountain for fill up at the Heritage & Trails Visitor Center.

Where do I find a place to camp?

In addition to the many hotels, cabins and private rentals, there are several private campgrounds and two State Parks in and around Elkin. Please visit the Accommodations page on this website for some informational links to campgrounds in and around Elkin.

Is NC Trail Days a FREE festival?

Yes, you can attend the festival for FREE! and most of the events are FREE! A few of the events do require registration and an entry fee, and you can find that info on the Event Schedule page of this website.

Where can I eat during the festival?

Elkin and Jonesville have so many restaurant options to choose from! You can find a great list of Elkin restaurants here. There will also be multiple food trucks throughout the weekend! Check out our Facebook, for more specific details on food trucks and where to find them throughout your weekend in Elkin. 

Will beer and wine be available?

Yes, in designated areas only and if you are of proper age and with ID. You cannot bring your own alcohol to any festival eventsYou may purchase beer and wine from available vendors at the Downtown Block Party on Friday night and on Saturday in the vendor village area (as available). The RailYard Beer Garden will be open during these events and will have a wider selection of beverages. Take a break from the crowd at any time in this cozy space!

You can also enjoy a cold beverage at several local restaurants and pubs. Check out Explore Elkin for a full list!  

Where can I find maps and festival schedules and other info?

Check out the information tables at the Heritage and Trails Visitor Center (our festival hub!) for anything and everything you might need!

257 Standard Street, Elkin; phone number: 336-526-1111; Visitor Center hours are: Thursday/Friday: 8am - 8pm, Saturday 8am - 6pm, and Sunday 10am - 2pm.

Lost and Found

Please check the Heritage & Trails Visitor Center for lost and found items.


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