Special thanks to Erik Dahlager, local photographer, who contributed the photo above.
Yadkin Valley's premier location for fun, food, and festivities!
Planning a trip to the Yadkin Valley, an Elkin winery, or looking for something fun in Elkin to explore? Are you an Elkin resident who wants to learn more about events around town? Do you live in Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Asheville, or Boone and want a fun weekend getaway that is nearby but feels like you are a million miles from home? Come to Elkin for your next adventure! This site displays all of the festivals, events, businesses, restaurants, wineries, lodging, live entertainment venues, trail information and more.
Historical Downtown Elkin photo gallery
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Welcome to wine country... where you'll find friendly charm
and endless possibilities...
Elkin, North Carolina is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are centrally located between Mount Airy and Charlotte, Boone and Winston-Salem, along Interstate-77, only 20 minutes away from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Stone Mountain State Park. Our quaint historical downtown is situated along the Yadkin River with shopping and restaurants.
Elkin has 7 different tasting rooms along with dozens more surrounding us in the Yadkin Valley Wine Region (there are currently 40 in this AVA region). Elkin has the #1 rated Fairfield Inn in the region for customer service, but we also offer lots of cozy cabin rentals minutes from downtown, gorgeous venues for weddings, and numerous events that bring our downtown alive including Cruise events, Tour de Yadkin, Fiddlers by the River, Yadkin Valley Wine Festival in the spring and the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival in the fall. We've been the host city for Cycle North Carolina "Mountains to the Coast", which brings over 900 cyclists to Elkin for the weekend and a newly designated trail town for the NC Mountain to Sea Trial. If your a history buff, we feature Civil War and Revolutionary War markers and a section of The Overmountain Victory Trail runs through town.
Elkin has a municipal airport with ground transportation available, only minutes away from downtown.
Nearby, Elkin Municipal Park has a community center with 8 tennis courts and a pool, walking trails along Big Elkin Creek, a children's playground, a softball field, and basket ball courts. Hiking and biking trails are scattered throughout town and paddlers enjoy docking and camping in Elkin at Crater Park, downtown, especially during the Tour de Yadkin's annual event each June. Residents and visitors alike enjoy beautiful Cedarbrook Country Club golf course for a leisurely game of golf.
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