Special thanks to Erik Dahlager, local photographer, who contributed the photo above. 

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Elkin was one of Budget Travel's Top 10 "America's Coolest Small Towns in 2014". 

Yadkin Valley's premier location for fun, food, festivities...and living!

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, craft breweries, lodging, live entertainment venues, trail information and more.

Historic Downtown Elkin photo gallery

For a larger view of the pictures below, click once on the photo...

 To learn more about Elkin's Historical Downtown, click here.

FREE WiFI in Downtown Elkin
A huge thank you goes out to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for providing a grant to help fund the costs of installing WiFi in downtown Elkin - a total project cost of $13,527.85.  ARC has provided $9469.50 which covers 70% of the project expenses (for WiFi equipment) in downtown Elkin.  The other 30% match, is courtesy of the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce (grantee) and the Elkin Main Street Advisory Board who will pay for the service fees for the next 4 years.  Now you can enjoy free WiFi while you are exploring Main Street, Market Street, the farmers market, and Crater Park along the Yadkin River!  
Together, these organizations provided WiFi service to enhance our downtown experience for residents and visitors alike. The provider who was awarded the project (after RFP’s were posted for carriers in the region), was Surry Telephone (STMC). They did a fantastic job working with the business owners and the building owners to provide seamless coverage. 

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 (AVA) where there are over 40 tasting rooms in this AVA wine region. Elkin has the #1 rated Fairfield Inn in the country for customer service, but we also offer lots of cozy cabin & vacation 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, the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival in the fall, and Light Up Night in December.  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 are 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. Click here for more trail info. 

Elkin offers an RV Campground with hookups,  and a municipal airport with ground transportation available within minutes from downtown.

Elkin Town Hall (left) in our historic downtown, and the Northwest Regional Public Library Elkin branch,  located at the west end of Main Street (right)

Elkin High School offering STEAM curriculum from K-12,  and the Buckin' Elks football field at the high school.

Nearby, Elkin Municipal Park has a community center with 8 lit 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 dock and camping in Elkin at Crater Park in downtown along the Yadkin River... especially during the Yadkin Riverkeeper's paddle event in Elkin each June. Residents and visitors alike can also enjoy beautiful Cedarbrook Country Club golf course for a leisurely game of golf. 

Award-winning Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital.

Elkin's Municipal Airport and runway.

Experience Elkin!
The Town of Elkin was honored as the 2013 "Great Place in the Making" for our historic downtown's new designation of Trail Town and its bustling hub of entertainment venues, along with its resurgence of businesses and future heritage trails center in the Main Street district. Many plans are in the making... stay tuned for more updates!

For more information on the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association and their 2013 "Great Places" awards, please click here. 

Elkin is centrally located in the heart of the Yadkin Valley. Explore this Northwest region of North Carolina and find a vast range of beauty, scenic byways, history, culture, agri-tourism, wineries, and fun in the outdoors.

Look for the road signs and banners featuring the logo (right) and you'll know you've arrived! 

Check out Elkin's newest website sponsored by the Elkin Tourism Development group: 

Visit the Yadkin Valley 

 To learn more about Elkin and the surrounding area (Surry county), try visiting this website too!

Click on the link to Very Surry's website!

Elkin is proud to be part of the "Take a Break from the Interstate" initiative along the old Hwy 21 Lakes to Florida Highway.  

Visit their website for more about Elkin: 

For website info on annual US Hwy 21 Road Market: 


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