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!

Thurday, June 4

Explore Elkin! paddle/bike/hike/shop/tour wineries/eat/play

Elkin's Heritage & Trails Visitor Center Open: 9am-8pm

 

Downtown Elkin Historic Hike - 1:00PM

Downtown Elkin

1-2 Miles, Easy. Capacity 15

Carter Falls Power House Trail Hike - 2:00PM

Carter Falls

1 Mile, Easy/Moderate. Capacity 20

E & A Historical Hike - 2:00PM

Start at Old E & A Office

2-4 Miles, Easy. Capacity 99

Live at 5 @ The Reeves - 5:00PM

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 - 7:00PM

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  - Time & Location TBD

 

 

Friday , June 5

Explore Elkin! paddle/bike/hike/shop/tour wineries/eat/play

Elkin's Heritage & Trails Visitor Center Open: 8am-7:30pm

Trail Work Day at Stone Mountain w/ EVTA - 8:15 AM

Stone Mountain

 

Garden Creek Moonshine Still Hike - 9:00AM

Garden Creek

2-3 Miles, Moderate. Capacity 15 

Carter Falls/Grassy Creek Vineyard Hike - 9:00 AM

Carter Falls

4.25 Miles, Moderate. Capacity 15Hike

Quilt Show - 10:00 AM

Heritage Center, 257 Standard St.,

Quilt Show Exhibit located in the Heritage Arts & Trails Center

Free Event 

Yadkin River Clean Up - 11:00AM (lunch @ noon, launch @ 1:00 pm)

Yadkin River, Boat drop off at Ronda access area 10:30-11:30

Lunch for volunteers/meeting spot for folks w/o boats 12 Noon at Crater Park in Elkin.

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.

Register Here:  https://www.yadkinriverkeeper.org/events/2020/6/5/nc-trail-days-paddle-and-clean-up

Downtown Elkin Historic Hike - 12:00PM

Downtown Main Street

1-2 Miles, Easy. Capacity 15

Trail Run (Stone Mtn or Doughton Park) - 12:00PM

Trail Run- All Levels.

Led by Friends of Stone Mountain. Capacity 15

Stone Mountain Still Hike (Horse Trail Area) - 12:00PM

2-3 Miles, Moderate. Capacity 15

Jonesville Native American Hike - 2:00PM

Start at Hometown River Company

1-2 Miles, Easy. Capacity 99

5 Point Adventure Film - 2:00 PM

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 - 3:00 PM

Foothills Art Center, 321 East Main Street, 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.

Register Here: https://yadkinvalleyfibercenter.org/course-offerings-and-registration/

Big Elkin Creek Clean-Up - 4:00 PM

Big Elkin Creek, Band Shell in Park

 

Downtown Block Party - 5:00 PM

Downtown Main Street, W. Main Street

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!

Free Event 

 

Low Country Boil - 6:00 PM

Lifestore Insurance, W. Main Street

Enjoy a delicious Low Country Boil during the Downtown Block Party.

 

Wellness on the Water Fitness Kayaking- Time TBD

Kids Story Walk - All Day

Library- Self Guided, 111 N Front St #3398

Grassy trail below Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church along Big Elkin CreekWalk, read, and engage with a fun picture book!

Free Event 

SATURDAY, June 6

Explore Elkin! paddle/bike/hike/shop/tour wineries/eat/play

Elkin's Heritage & Trails Visitor Center Open: Noon-3pm

E&A Rail Trail Birding Walk (no dogs please) - 7:00 AM

3 Miles, Easy. Capacity 99

Tour de Trail Days Cycle Ride - 9:00 AM

Elkin High School, 334 Elk Spur Street

Tour de Trail Days 40-mile group cycle ride; challenging ride for experienced riders only, riders under 18 must be with an adult; meet at Elkin High School parking lot 8:00am (334 Elk Spur Street) depart at 9:00am- ride towards Stone Mountain and back with a short hike to Carter Falls on the MST

Stone Mountain Hill Climb / 5k Trail Race - 9:00AM

Stone Mountain 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

Register Here:  https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=73287

 

Yadkin River Run 5k - 9:00 AM

Jonesville Greenway

Yadkin River Run- Family Friendly 5k Run/Walk on the Jonesville Greenway

 

Farmers Market - 9:00 AM

Elkin Farmers Market

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.

Free Event 

Gentle Yoga - 9:00AM

Yoga on Main Studio

Garden Creek Moonshine Still Hikes - 9:00 AM

2-3 Miles, Moderate. Capacity 15

Stone Mountain Still Hike (Horse Trail Area) - 9:00 AM

2-3 Miles, Moderate. Capacity 15

Mahogany Rock Tramway Hike - 9:00 AM

5-6 Miles, Difficult. Capacity 15

 

Tree Climbing Demonstrations - 10:00 AM

Across the bridge and on the left in big Sycamore Tree- across from Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church

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!

Free Event

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