Current Seasonal Events and Local Fundraisers:

Fall/Winter Highlights

ELKIN Farmers Market is now open EVERY SATURDAY rain or shine from 9:00 am to noon (thru November!) Live music most weekends!
CRUISE IN DOWNTOWN ELKIN - Events are scheduled on the 4th Saturday of each month, from 4pm to 9pm.  Check back in May 2018 for next season! 
ELKIN GHOST TOURS - Contact Diana's Books and More on W Main Street for more information! 336-835-3142. Season ending in early November. 
If you are interested in adding your name to the Explore Elkin update emails, please send your contact information to 


All current events are over for the season! Check back in the spring for the 2018 line up!

LIVE MUSIC from the WASNOTS & Wine Tasting with Jones Von Drehle
December 15th, 6-8 pm
Tapas Style Italian Menu

Cocktail di Gamberetti
Shrimp cocktail served Italian style with tender petite shrimp seasoned & roasted in butter & white wine then tossed in a creamy garlic sauce and placed over a bed of bibbed lettuce & topped with chives, parsley & caviar

Pork Bolognese'
Juicy braised pork ribs in our rich creamy Bolognese sauce served with garlic, her & goat cheese crustini

Chocolate Cherry Trifles
Layers of rich chocolate cake, chocolate custard, fresh made black cherry jam & homemade marscapone' creme'

Dec 14th from 8pm to 9:15pm

Treat yourself for the Holidays! Enjoy a warm and soothing foot spa soak. Sample wonderfully scented, handcrafted and therapeutic lotions, sprays, rubs, and scrubs. Learn some basic reflexology pressure points that can help relieve stress, headaches, and nausea. Enjoy 10% off all of our bath and body care products this evening as well as complimentary water or hot tea. Wine by the glass will be available for purchase. 15 person max. $5.00 per person.

Paint Break hosted by Jin's Art Studio

December 16th from 1:30pm-4pm

Enjoy a glass of wine or specialty coffee and a snack while painting "Winter White Christmas" on a 12x12 canvas that you get to take home!
Dec 31   The Reeves Band ushers in the New Year at the Reeves Theater. Tickets on Sale now (scroll to Reeves Theater button below)...
Monday, January 1st at YOGA ON MAIN, 222 E Main St
2-3:30 pm
Cost: Donation
Have plans to be healthier and happier in 2018. What a better way to start the year than with Yoga and Meditation!
60-minute ALL LEVEL SLOW FLOW with Kelly followed by 30-minute meditation with Denise. Both Yoga & Meditation will focus on new beginnings and letting go of the past!
January 1st we will hold one class only.
*No regular scheduled classes that day!
The Arts

The Reeves Theater opens December 2017, offering a live music theater venue, cafe and bar.   


February 23 - 25, 2018 will be next theater date for the winter play, Dearly Departed. 


UPCOMING EVENTS at the Foothills Arts Council: 

Starting small business Saturday November 23rd,our craft gallery will extend to fill our entire first-floor offering holiday shopping each Thursday through Saturday from noon until 6pm or by appointment through December 23rd.


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


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.

Wineries & Vineyards 

Elkin area wineries


Events at Adagio Vineyards:  

Upcoming activities at Adagio!



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                  

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 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.

Nearby Winery Events (only minutes from Elkin):  

Round Peak (Mt Airy)  TBA

Raffaldini's (Ronda)  

Jones VonDrehle  (Thurmond)  

JoLo Vineyard (Pilot Mountain)

Menarick (Ronda)

Roaring River Vineyard EVENTS:


McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks (Thurmond) 

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!

Year round Outdoor Entertainment


2017 Golf Season - click here for current information

Watch for this ANNUAL Habitat Golf Tournament sponsored by Rotary in May, 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


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 

If you love car racing, this is a great place to watch all types of dirt racing.  To learn more visit their facebook page and website for racing schedules. 

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, November 13, at 6 pm. 
  • Main Street Advisory Board Dec meeting, at the Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, November 21 , 9:00 am. Learn more at
  • Rec & Parks Advisory Board meets at the Town Hall, Thursday, Nov 23, at 7 pm.
  • TOE Planning Board meeting, Monday, Nov 27 ,  6 pm. 
  • Town Hall contact number is 336-794-6464

Coffee with the Mayor, Sam Bishop, is scheduled every third Thursday of the month, 9am at Dirty Joe's on West Market St. See you there! 


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 number for the police dept. 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 

Annual Events:

 Paddler events:  

Yadkin Riverkeeper Tour in Elkin, Summer/Fall


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. 

Hiking  Events:
Surry Wineries sponsor this 5K: 

Elkin Valley Trails Association recommended events and info:


The Friends are coming back to Elkin in MARCH 2018! The annual Gathering of Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail will return to Elkin in March. EVTA and the town of Elkin will host the participants on March 23rd, 24th, and 25th for three days packed full of fun events and excursions. Once again the meeting will be held at The Liberty on Saturday with an evening meal starting off the weekend on Friday. Lots of hiking excursions will be offered in town, at Stone Mountain and at Carter Falls. An Art Hike coordinated by the Foothills Art Council will be held on Saturday, followed by a reception at the new Heritage Center on Standard Street and a music event at the Reeves. Last year over 300 visitors were in town for this event. We hope you will be a part of this Gathering and enjoy an opportunity to showcase our wonderful "Trail Town"!

Please watch for more information as attendees must register, and there is a registration fee.

Save the date: March 23rd, 24th, and 25th.

 More info about the Friends of the MST at...

5K Race/Walk Events: 

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 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! 

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!

CYCLE North Carolina - end of September 2017

Elkin is on the route and the destination of day #1. Route travels from the mountains to the sea throughout the week.  CYCLE NC comes to Elkin every 4-5 years, so sign up today and take the challenge! 

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 (over the creek). Access for bikes will be on the right, before you cross the bridge.  If is says closed, please continue on the trail to the end, where you will see an TRAIL OPEN sign. Route is a one-way path for cyclists, so it is important to look for the "OPEN" sign to start your ride. 

Pedestrians, if you choose to walk on the mountain bike path, please travel in opposite direction along the bike path so you see the cyclists coming and you can get out of their way.  You would enter at the "Closed" entrance. 
Road cycling anytime: 
Surry County offers a Scenic Bikeway you can access from Elkin.  
Events TBA
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).