Current Holiday Events and Local Fundraisers:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXPLORE ELKIN EVENTS
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
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!
LIVE THEATER VENUE:
The Reeves Theater will be OPEN Fall of 2017, offering a live music theater venue, cafe and bar.
EVENTS: To be announced!
COMMUNITY THEATER SCHEDULE:
Will Easter & The Drove
Mike Ramsey & Corey Hunt Band
Second Sat. Art Hike
THE FOOTHILLS ARTS COUNCIL
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.
Kids AFTER SCHOOL ART LESSONS:
Offered during Elkin City School sessions Sept-May
THE ELKIN VALLEY FIDDLERS events:
TBA for 2018... or go to elkinrootsmusicfest.com
SKULL CAMP BREWING
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 BREWING at 222
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.
BIG ELKIN BREWFEST
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.
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!
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(except May) - Celtic Jam -
Every 3rd(except May) - Bluegrass Jam Session -
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
Carolina Heritage Celebrating MST in a Day
When: September 9, 2017
170 Heritage Vines Way, Elkin, NC 28621
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: https://mountainstoseatrail.org/mstinaday/.
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 http://www.thebarnatheritagefarm.com/upcoming-events.html. 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
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: http://www.yadkinriverkeeper.org/. 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! (uncorkthefun.com)
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
CEDARBROOK COUNTRY CLUB
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 email@example.com.
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
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 elkinmainstreet.com.
- 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
RECREATION & PARKS DEPT:
New! Link for the Trails for Kids at the Municipal Park is www.kidsinparks.com/trails/nc/town-of-elkin
For a listing of classes or sports events offered at the Rec Center, click here. or call 336-794-6478
ELKIN POLICE DEPT:
... 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.
ELKIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
For a view of Elkin City School's event calendar (includes Elementary, Middle and High School) go to
ELKIN'S NWRL PUBLIC LIBRARY
835-5586 or for events, check http://nwrl.org/
For more upcoming events click on button below:
All events are free and open to the public. For questions contact: Kassandra Nowalk firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Yadkin Riverkeeper Tour in Elkin, 2017
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.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN at Yadkinriverkeeper.org.
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 MSTinaDay.org.
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 https://elkinvalleytrails.org/ :
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: www.watershednownc.com
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 email@example.com
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 www.runsignup.com
Proceeds benefit the Aquatic & Wellness Center’s Programs and Equipment
Yadkin Valley Tour de Vino, May 20th, 2017 http://yvtdv.com/
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 DOG PARK
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.
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.
Roxxi and Lulu's Bistro and Bakery
No event scheduled at this time. Karaoke in the bar area some evenings.
MAZZINI'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Mazzini's offers fund raisers for local businesses on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Open lunch and dinner, no beer or wine available.
LA FUENTE MEXICAN RESTAURANT
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.
Sundays, Lunch 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:
RHYTHM ON MAIN ADULT CLASSES
REFIT® Dance Fitness Class with Certified REFIT® Instructor ~ Joyell Leonard
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, info@7LimbsWellness.com, www.facebook.com/RefitwithJoyell, or www.refitrev.com/instructors/jleonard.
YOGA ON MAIN (www.yoga-on-main.com)
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)
CALL JOSH AT 336-527-7468 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SIGN UP FOR BOOT CAMP AND AQUATIC CLASSES!
CALL JOSH AT 336-527-7468 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SIGN UP FOR BOOT CAMP AND AQUATIC CLASSES!
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
FOR KIDS ONLY:
RHYTHM ON MAIN
http://rhythmonmain.com/schedule/school-calendar/ 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.
GRACEFUL STEPS DANCE ACADEMY
336-466-1842. For a current listing of our available classes, visit us at www.gracefulstepsdanceacademy.
FOR ALL AGES:
RAQUETTES LADIES TENNIS GROUP
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).