Current Holiday Events and Local Fundraisers:

Summer Highlights

ELKIN Farmers Market is now open EVERY SATURDAY rain or shine from 9:00 am to noon (thru October!) Live music most weekends!
CRUISE IN DOWNTOWN ELKIN - Events are scheduled on the 4th Saturday of each month, from 4pm to 9pm.  Cruises start in May this year, and another month has been added to the schedule so that the season now runs through October! A DJ and Port a Pit Chicken (via Habitat Restore) is offered every month.

NEXT CRUISE:  Saturday, August 26th

ELKIN GHOST TOURS will be scheduled in the evening after each CRUISE IN is over.  Contact Diana's Books and More on W Main Street for more information! 336-835-3142.


If you are interested in adding your name to the Explore Elkin update emails, please send your contact information to 


Food Truck Fridays - Free entertainment!

NEXT DATE:   September 2nd

Come to the Farmers Market on the First Friday of every month, May thru September for an afternoon of delicious food truck fun, plus live music starting at 5pm!   LIVE BAND starts at 5pm, but the food trucks will be set up all day from 11am to 7:30pm. Bring your cup from last month so you don't need to buy another!  Dog friendly. 

Music provided (5pm - 7:30pm) by:

  • Loose Strings Band

Adult refreshments provided (5pm - 7:30pm) by:

  • Skull Camp Brewing
  • Elkin Creek Vineyard

Food Trucks on site (11am - 7:30pm)/ for the August 4th event you'll find these trucks: 

Live at Five Party  - FREE AND FUN! 

5 pm to 7:30 pm

Starting May 18th, and every other week afterwards, join your friends for refreshments at the Farmers Market Shelter.  Live music and beer/wine and refreshments. Kid friendly and dog friendly, too!  Stop in afterwards at a downtown restaurant and hang out for the rest of the evening!  Non-alcoholic beverages available too. 

ALSO: Visit Explore Elkin FB page for more information on events. 

August 10: The Wasnots

August 24: Owen Poteat 

September 7:  60 Watt Combo

September 21:  The Muddy Creek Players

LIVE MUSIC at Living Waters hydroponic store on W Main Street, Thursday and Friday nights. Thursday is the kids jam, and Friday is open mic night/jam session for everyone! 
The Arts

The Reeves Theater will be OPEN Fall of 2017, offering a live music theater venue, cafe and bar.  
EVENTS:  To be announced!



UPCOMING EVENTS at the Foothills Arts Council: 

Will Easter & The Drove


Mike Ramsey & Corey Hunt Band


ArtReach West


Second Sat. Art Hike

  •    stop by the FAC and begin your downtown art hike to Main St, Court St and Market St galleries.



Call 336-835-2025 to make an appointment:

Music: Teacher Cory Myers offers guitar lessons on Thursdays for all ages. $15/half hour or  $30/hour

Music: Keary Reid offers piano lessons (ages 5 to adult) on Wednesdays. $20/ half hour. 


 Offered during Elkin City School sessions Sept-May

Music/Art/Sewing WORKSHOPS:


TBA for 2018... or go to

Craft Breweries  

Skull Camp Brewing has a tasting room in North Elkin which is open in the new facility (behind the main building facing N Bridge St).  The main building will soon open as a smokehouse restaurant.  The tasting rooms hours are open Friday - Sunday. 
Angry Troll's tasting room is in the basement of The Liberty in historic downtown Elkin, and has merged with 222 Public House.  The new name is Angry Troll Brewing at 222. The tasting room is only open Fridays and Saturdays, but you can get their beer on tap in the restaurant which is open Thurs-Mon.  Closed Tues/Wed. 

Craft breweries from around NC, set up at the Elkin municipal park, with live music, food and fun.  The Big Elkin Brewfest is held the same day as the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival (in downtown Elkin), which is scheduled the 4th Saturday in September each year.
SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.

Wineries & Vineyards 

Elkin area wineries


Events at Adagio Vineyards:  



Sundays at the Tasting Room-Did you know that every Sunday at Elkin Creek Vineyard, they offer homemade, stone oven-baked pizzas? A delicious pizza in beautiful surroundings...sounds like a new Sunday tradition in the making! Make sure to place your orders for pizza in advance if possible, as dough in made fresh each weekend.

GRASSY CREEK VINEYARD                  

EVENT:  SANGRIA Sundays all summer long from 1pm to 5pm! Next event: June 18th. 

4th Sunday LIVE Music — 2-5 pm

We will be having live music in our tasting room every 4th Sunday through September.  Mark  your calendar for these dates! 

Wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle​. Bring a picnic and enjoy!

August 27
Chad Bernard

September 27


Open Saturdays and Sundays, or call ahead on weekdays and they will open for your visit if available.  

Burch Station Bluegrass Jam Sessions:  Come join in with your instrument or sit back and enjoy listening/dancing to wonderful traditional, old timey bluegrass and original music. No cover charge. Snacks, coffee available at no charge. Wine tastings, wine by the glass/bottle available for sale. 336-366-3301 

Music schedule for 2017:

Every 1st Saturday (except May) - Celtic Jam  - 2-5 pm

Every 3rd Saturday (except May) - Bluegrass Jam Session - 2-5pm  
Bring your instruments and join in or just come to sit back and listen. Outside (weather permitting) – bring lawn chairs and lunch to enjoy with your wine, if you’d like! No cover charge. Coffee and snacks available at no charge. Wine tastings, glasses/bottles of wine available for sale.

SEPTEMBER at the Vineyard

September 2017

Carolina Heritage Celebrating MST in a Day

When: September 9, 2017

Carolina Heritage

170 Heritage Vines Way, Elkin, NC 28621

(336) 366-3301

What: Curious about the section of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail that will run through Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery? You’re welcome to stop by the tasting room and complete your own trail tour. The other option is that you can sign up and support the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail as they gather hundreds of hikers and paddlers in a collaboration to complete the MST in one day. For more information about the official event:


Carolina Heritage at the Fall Craft & Antique Show

When: September 16, 2017, 10a-2p

Where: The Barn at Heritage Farm

            152 Heritage Farm Lane, Dobson, NC 27017

            (336) 244-9669 or (336) 354-2024

What: Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery will be at the Fall Craft & Antique Show, hosted by The Barn at Heritage Farm! There will be crafts, antiques, food trucks, wine tasting, and more! For more information about the event, go to Bottles of wine will be available for sale.


World Rivers Day at Carolina Heritage

When: September 24, 2017

Where: Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery

            170 Heritage Vines Way, Elkin, NC 28621

            (336) 366-3301

What: Join Carolina Heritage in celebrating World Rivers Day with the Yadkin Riverkeeper! Big Ron Hunter and Friends will also be joining the afternoon festivities. Signup for the paddle and take a break at the Mitchell River to join the festivities in the tasting room! This is the final paddle of the year to celebrate World Rivers Day! Participation costs vary for this family-friendly event, but learn more about the event and signup at: Feel free to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the beautiful Fall weather. Wine tastings, glasses/bottles of wine available for sale.


Carolina Heritage at Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival

When: September 30, 2017, 11a-7p

Where: Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival

            Symphony Park, SouthPark Mall

            5440 Carnegie Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28211

What: Carolina Heritage will be at Symphony Park, in Charlotte, celebrating the Great Grapes Food & Wine Festival on September 30! Join us and 20+ other wineries for live music, festival foods and other gourmet items, as well as arts and crafts! Don’t forget to bring lawns chairs or blankets to enjoy lawn. Great Grapes will even be offering a wine pickup so that you can purchase wine and snag it on your way out! (

Nearby Winery Events (only minutes from Elkin):  

Round Peak (Mt Airy) 



Raffaldini's (Ronda)  

Jones VonDrehle  (Thurmond)  

McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks (Thurmond) 

JoLo Vineyard (Pilot Mountain)

Menarick (Ronda)

Roaring River Vineyard EVENTS:


Fairfield Inn (in Elkin, off of I-77 and CC Camp Road exit 85) 

Offers free wine tastings with featured Yadkin Valley Wineries in the summer: Friday nights from 6pm to 8pm. The public is invited!

Golf Tournaments and Events


2017 Golf Season - click here for current information

Habitat Golf Tournament sponsored by Rotary, Thursday, May 25, at Cedarbrook Country Club. For over 20 years the Yadkin Valley and Yadkinville Rotary Clubs have sponsored this event raising over $260,000 for Habitat homebuilding in our community. Join us for golf, awards, door prizes, lunch as you swing a club -- instead of a hammer -- for Habitat! For more information, call 336-526-2277 or email


August 5-6 Sat, Sun Member Tournament (Tee Times are Available for Non-Tournament Players) 

August 8 Tues Pool – Member Invite a Guest Day (In-Town) 

August 12 Sat CGA Interclub Match Away vs Lincoln 

August 17 Thur Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Classic – AM/PM Shotgun Start (Course Closed All Day) 

August 19 Sat Golf – Member Invite a Guest Day (In-Town) 

August 19 Sat Pool – Member Invite a Guest Day (In-Town) 

August 26-27 Sat, Sun CCC Club Championship (Mens’ & Ladies’) *Possible Date Change* (Tee Times are Available for Non-Tournament Players)

August 31 Thur LP Golf Outing – 1:00 Shotgun Start (Play is Available in the Morning) 

September 4 Mon Closing Day of Cedarbrook Pool

September 7 Thur G&B Energy Irons in the Fire Golf & Social United Fund – 12:00 Shotgun Start 

Sept. 8-9 Fri, Sat CCC Senior Men’s & Ladies Club Championship (Tee Times are Available for Non-Tournament Players) 

September 10 Sun Golf – Member Invite a Guest Day (In-Town) 

Sept. 11-12 Mon, Tues Fall Aerification (Course Closed All Day) 

September 21 Thur Surry County Special Olympics Golf Tournament – AM/PM Shotgun Start (Course Closed All Day) 

October 3 Tues Benny Parsons/ Race Against Hunger/ Lowe’s Food Charity Golf Outing 1:00 Shotgun Start (Course will Close at 12:00) 

October 5 Thur 100.9 WIFM/Vintage Rose Golf Outing (For Elkin Rescue Squad) – AM/PM Shotgun Start (Course Closed All Day) 

October 14 Sat Golf – Member Invite a Guest Day (In Town) 

October 19 Thur Dave Wilmoth Memorial/Putters 

October 26 Thur Safe Kids Wilkes/Surry Charity Tournament 

October 29 Sun Halloween Mixed Golf Tournament 

November 23 Thur Thanksgiving Day Buffet – Please Call for Reservations 

Get updates and reminders for Elkin events on our facebook page, by CLICKING HERE

and visit our calendar at a glance page on this site! 

LIVE MUSIC: Check below under Wineries, Restaurants, or Festivals for updates on live music in Elkin! 

Town of Elkin sponsored events and updates:

 Town of Elkin (municipal) Calendar:

Public Works Main line is 336-794-6480

Town Hall Meetings

  • Board of Commissioners meeting; Town Hall will be Monday, August 14, at 6 pm. 
  • Main Street Advisory Board Dec meeting, at the Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, August 15, 9:00 am. Learn more at
  • Rec & Parks Advisory Board meets at the Town Hall, Thursday, August 17, at 7 pm.
  • TOE Planning Board meeting, August 28, 6 pm. 
  • Town Hall contact number is 336-794-6464


New! Link for the Trails for Kids at the Municipal Park is

For a listing of classes or sports events offered at the Rec Center, click here. or call 336-794-6478


... offers 24/7 drop off for unused prescription drugs. Please do not flush these down your toilet. Keep our water and rivers clean! Non-emergency numbers is 336-794-6475.

For a view of Elkin City School's event calendar (includes Elementary, Middle and High School) go to .


835-5586  or for events, check

For more upcoming events click on button below:

All events are free and open to the public. For questions contact: Kassandra Nowalk

ELKIN FARMERS MARKET (Open mid-April to end of November) Check out our website for live music schedules at the market!
OPEN every Saturday, 9 am to noon.  Season is from mid-April thru the end of October. 

Hike, Bike and Paddle Elkin

& 5K Walk / Run Events 

Save the Date for the Following Events:

 Paddler events:  

Saturday, August 19th Paddle in Elkin (6.8 miles) This paddle takes you around one of the most beautiful small towns in America. Paddle from Ronda to Crater Park into downtown Elkin, and enjoy the river's beauty. 

Sunday, September 24, 20171:00pm to 6:00pm

Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery
170 Heritage Vines Way
ElkinNC 28621

You are invited to join us for the final paddle of the year to celebrate World Rivers Day in Elkin as part of the 2017 YADKIN RIVERKEEPER TOUR with Indera Mills.


MST in a DAY event:

Saturday, September 9th, 2017  - Join in the fun this historic day and sign up to hike or paddle a segment of the MST trail on that day. Participation is free but please sign up to log in your participation in the event. Learn more at  

PADDLE on the Yadkin River in Elkin

Three area river outfitters are available for shuttles and for canoe and kayak rentals. Recommend calling a week in advance for rentals: 

Yadkin River Adventures  (based out of Rockford)

Roaring River Canoe & Kayak (based out of Ronda)

Rocky Forest River Run  (based out of Elkin, only a few minutes from downtown Elkin)

Participants can use their own kayaks and canoes or can rent from an outfitter and also arrange a shuttle only, if needed. Fees will apply from the outfitters and arrangements should be made via the outfitter of your choice.

Please contact one of the outfitters with any questions about paddling the Ronda to Elkin section of the Yadkin and to arrange shuttles and rentals if needed. 

EVTA Trails recommended events :


Water / Environmental:  

Watershed Now is a new Elkin group that is bringing interesting educational events to the Elkin community about our watershed and the importance of clean water. They have a river film series planned, lectures, and live music events this spring. The Elkin Schools participate too! 

Learn more at:

Habitat Hammer 5K  is held during April at Elkin Municipal Park, in the rolling hills of beautiful Elkin in the heart of the Yadkin Valley. Check back for details in early spring!

Annual 5K Run/Walk events:
Annual Foothills 5K Wet Run 
In the heart of the NC foothills, we finally bring you a mixed terrain 5k only Elkin could offer, usually scheduled in early summer. 

Benefiting clean water projects in 3rd world countries, the Foothills 5k is one fun race doing a lot of good.  Bring your family and experience a race worth running for a great cause:  Life!  Location is at ELKIN MUNICIPAL PARK.  

EVTA 5th Annual Insane Terrain 5k starts at the Elkin Municipal Park and takes advantage of new trails and bridges along the Big Elkin Creek. Enjoy the beautiful scenery including waterfalls, mountain terrain, wildflowers and the fall colors. All runners, hikers, walkers are welcome! Great awards and cash prizes! 

2017: event takes place same day as Elkin's Pumpkin Festival and Brewfest (4th Sat in Sept). 

All proceeds from this race benefit the Elkin Valley Trails Association and their construction of bridges and trails from Elkin to Stone Mountain.

Race Director: Robert Ball at 

Insane Terrain on Facebook

HCMH Food Truck 5K on the Campus of Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital

Saturday September 30, 2017

Race begins at 10:00 am

Food Trucks open at 10:30 am outside the Aquatic and Wellness Center

Registration: Before June 30, 2017:  $25

After July 1, 2017:  $30 Day of Race:  $35

 Register at the Hugh Chatham Aquatic and Wellness Center at

700 Chatham Medical Park Elkin, NC 28621



Go to

Proceeds benefit the Aquatic & Wellness Center’s Programs and Equipment

Cycling events:

Cycling events:

Yadkin Valley Tour de Vino, May 20th, 2017

Cycle your choice of routes, from 25 to 100 miles of gorgeous Surry County countryside... Participants get free admission to the YV Wine Festival held later that day!

Mountain Biking anytime:

Elkin's new mountain bike path is now open for use. Access the trail at Elkin's Municipal park, from the Elkin Rec Center parking lot. Head on the new trail towards the first bridge. Access for bikes will be on the right, before you cross the bridge. 

Road cycling anytime: 

Surry County offers a Scenic Bikeway you can access from Elkin.  



  • Elkin Public Library 

Join us August 3 at the Elkin Library 

(side room) to have a community meet 

and greet. The topics of discussion will 

be on forming a board, dog park 

location, fundraising and answering 

any questions that you may have. 

Kids Camps

Elkin Restaurant Events

Angry Troll Brewing at Two-Twenty-Two

222 Public House and Angry Troll Brewing have combined forces and are now a restaurant/bar/brewpub (main level) and brewery tasting room (lower level with limited hours). Join our Monday lunch club were every 10th Monday lunch is free. Tasting room below is open Fridays 5-8pm and Saturdays 12-8pm.

Southern on Main  (formerly 21 & Main)
Newly opened as of 7.12.16 for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch.   
1)  KARAOKE   Thursdays and Saturdays 8pm to 11pm.
2)  We have Don Vallarta playing every Friday night from 6:30-9:30pm. This should continue through the entire summer, 
3) Tuesday, August 8th, live music tonight!!

Our Place is located upstairs, above Southern on Main and is a martini and wine bar, with a full bar. Scenic views of Main Street are there and a cozy, cool atmosphere, too!  Open seasonally.
Fiddles Pub

Music Line Up this week at Fiddles:

  • Live music with Stevie Blue Shoes every Wednesday night
  • Live music with various bands every Friday night.

We're rockin'! Come join the party.

The Liberty  


Roxxi and Lulu's Bistro and Bakery


Harry's Place


No event scheduled at this time.  Karaoke in the bar area some evenings. 

Mazzini's offers fund raisers for local businesses on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Open lunch and dinner, no beer or wine available. 
Every Thursday is Thirsty Thursdays...Small draft beer $1.50, Small Margarita $3.25, Med $5.25, or Blue Margarita $5.00.  

Cedarbrook Grille at CEDARBROOK COUNTRY CLUB (10 min from downtown Elkin)

Friday nights: Come to the country club for dinners Friday nights. Everyone welcome. Steaks, chicken and seafood entrees, full bar, cozy seating. 

SundaysLunch Buffet 11:30-2:00pm. $9.99 Adults, Discounts for Seniors and Children, plus children 5 and under are free. Call for reservations 825-2320, Option 2. Make reservations for Valentines Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, etc.

Health & Exercise, Wellness Classes & Events: 


REFIT® Dance Fitness Class with Certified REFIT® Instructor ~  Joyell Leonard

REFIT® is a life-changing group fitness experience that rocks your body, heart, and soul with powerful moves and positive music, to inspire you from the inside out. Powered by human connections, we turn boring, have-to workouts into a can’t-miss community fitness experience! REFIT® classes propel students to their best selves through cardio-dance, toning, balance and flexibility. Our easy-to-follow formula is perfect for both beginners and fitness enthusiasts, with workouts designed for everybody and every body—regardless of age, shape, size or ability. 

Classes are held at Rhythm on Main Dance Studio in downtown Elkin (246 E Main St.) on Monday's 5:30-6:30, Wednesday's 5:30-6:30, Thursday's 7:30-8:30, and some Saturday's 9:30-10:30.  Classes are $4 per person or purchase the unlimited monthly class card for $30.  Children 7yo and up are also welcome to participate.  For more information or to get a monthly schedule, contact Joyell at 336-244-0897,,, or


Schedule posted on facebook page:

Tuesday Evening Meditation Classes
with Denise Lyon, MMI Certified Meditation & MIndfulness Instructor

7-8 pm on Tuesday evenings

Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned meditator, we will all have fun exploring various aspects of meditation and how it relates to the exploration of ourselves. You’ll receive instruction in and will experience several different types of meditation. 

Find one that works for you! 
At Yoga on Main in Elkin (lower level of the Liberty on Main Street, entrance in back near railroad tracks)

Chairs and meditation cushions will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. 
Please contact Denise you plan to attend, or if you have questions.

HCMH Wellness Center @ Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital (open to public)


To see the monthly calendar of classes, click on link below, and scan to bottom of Wellness page...

Adult Swim Lessons at Hugh Chatham Wellness Gym!

4-week course: May 30 – June 29, 2017

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12pm-1pm

For those Ages 16 and over

$30 for HCMH Wellness Gym members and Employees
$40 for non-members

To register: Call Josh at 336-527-7468


RHYTHM ON MAIN or 336-835-5272 or 336-244-1977.  

Owner Will Shover offers dance and gymnastic classes for all children up to 18 years of age. Located on E Main Street, Elkin.  

 336-466-1842. For a current listing of our available classes, visit us at" We look forward to dancing with your daughter." Come see our new location at 1956 North Bridge Street! 



Monday, Wednesday and Saturday  9 am to 11 am each week (10 am to noon  for winter hours Oct - April). Come down to the Elkin Municipal Tennis Courts for 2 hours of tennis fun.Everyone welcome to join in... a great opportunity for those wanting to get back into tennis or those want to play but have no partner. These are not considered tennis lessons, must have some ability to play. Tennis will be canceled if courts are wet. Free event. Summertime we meet earlier due to the heat (8:00 am to 10:00am).