Current Seasonal Events and Local Fundraisers:

Summer/Fall 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.  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, October 28th - LAST OF THE SEASON.  Yes, they extended one more month! 

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 


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



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017 • 6-9 PM

with Julian Charles & 13 Bones Food Truck

United for Puerto Rico Fundraiser Event

Join us for a fun evening outdoors with live music by Julian Charles!

13 Bones Food Truck will be onsite with their amazing BBQ for

purchase, and there will be s'mores over the bonfire compliments of

Grassy Creek! Donations on entry welcomed (of any amount) in

support of United for Puerto Rico.

The concert date is set for Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 4pm and 7pm.  Please note that the concert is the first Sunday of Advent (one week earlier than normal).  This change is to eliminate conflict with the Elkin-Jonesville Christmas parade.  Please pass this change along to your church leaders.  Mark your calendars and join us!

David McCollum, Tonya Smith, Amy Johnson and Amy Tayloe have chosen a wonderful repertoire containing familiar and newer selections.  Rehearsals will begin on October 12th, 7pm at Elkin First Methodist Church.  Rehearsals will continue every Thursday, 7pm-9pm through November 30th (except Thanksgiving Day November 23rd).

Please consider joining us, bring a friend and pass the word along to everyone you know.  All voices are welcome! Must be able to read sheet music.  We look forward to seeing you on Oct 12th at Elkin First Methodist Church, 340 Hawthorne Road.

Fun around Halloween:

THE WITCHES BALL @ the Foothills Arts Council 

Pet costume registration and contest 5 - 6pm;  Pet parade is at 6:30pm.  Food and spirits from 7pm to 10pm. and dancing begins at 9pm with a special performance by "Endora"  Costumes encouraged! 

Saturday, October 28

Doors open at the Reeves Theater at 6pm

Luke Mears Band:  7pm

Nick Moss Band: 8pm

Halloween costumes welcome!  Enjoy hot music, cold beverages and the brand new REEVES THEATER.

Your tax-deductible donations will help Elkin Valley Trails Association develop Carter Falls hiking area and an awesome trail network throughout the Yadkin Valley. 

We all love trick or treating on West Main past the old spooky houses decorated for your trick or treats, but don't forget to head to downtown as well and visit with the new merchants who are looking forward to your scary visit.  They'll have treats too.  Also, visit the new rock facade park for kids games!

TREATING is from 6pm to 8pm.

W MAIN ST will be closed off to traffic this year, for the safety of the little ones.  Parking can be found at any downtown public parking lot, or along Standard Street.  Parking will be permitted on Main Street and trunk or treating is also permitted.  

Church ST and Court ST from Market St to Main will be closed off to make vehicular traffic less congested on Main ST. Please avoid driving on Main Street if you can, and if not, remain under the speed limit for safety. 

BOO SCHOOL  at Yadkin Valley Community School

October 31 from 6pm to 9pm.  FUN for everyone! 

The Yadkin Valley Community School ghouls present a fun Halloween spooktacular for kids with tricks and treats! The event is free, but we are accepting donations for our school. Join us!
Coming in November...
The Arts

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



TBA - auditions for 12 Angry Men going on now. Contact the FAC.


UPCOMING EVENTS at the Foothills Arts Council: 

ArtReach West GALLERY 


The Witches Ball 

Friday the 13th, come in costume if you dare, 

Pet costume registration and contest 5 - 6pm;  Pet parade is at 6:30pm.

Food and spirits from 7pm to 10pm. and dancing begins at 9pm with a special performance by "Endora" 

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:  

Upcoming activities at Adagio!

Tasting Notes Violin Performance
Sunday October 15th 1:30-3:30PM

Coaster Class
Saturday October 21  12:30-3:30 PM

Christmas Ornaments
Saturday November 4th  12:30-2:30 PM

We now have FOOTBALL each weekend on the TV
and are serving BEER!

Wine Club Blending Party Sunday October 22nd!
join up now!


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!


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 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!

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, Sept 11, at 6 pm. 
  • Main Street Advisory Board Dec meeting, at the Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, Sept 19 , 9:00 am. Learn more at
  • Rec & Parks Advisory Board meets at the Town Hall, Thursday, Sept 21, at 7 pm.
  • TOE Planning Board meeting, Monday, Sept 25 ,  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 


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  

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  and  Run/Walk 5K events:

Elkin Valley Trails Association recommended events and info:


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.


9/11       Farmers Market Shelter, Elkin   11:00-1:30. 

9/16     Piccione Vineyards 12:00-6:00

9/18     Food Truck Monday, location Elkin Farmers Market Shelter at Town Hall  (National Cheeseburger day)

10/06   Food Truck Friday Farmers Market shelter, Elkin

Special Dinners, and more on the way!

 9/14     Family Dinner at Foot Hills Arts Council. Music & laughter to be shared by all.

9/16     Divine Lamma Vineyard: Gray Door Market

9/26     Sushi & Sake at Elkin Creek Vineyard

9/27     Sushi & Sake at Elkin Creek Vineyard

TBA     Family Dinner in the courtyard at "The Liberty"

10/1   Mt Airy Food Truck Event

10/6    Friday Food Truck event at Elkin Farmers Market Shelter, last Explore Elkin event of season.

10/ 14 & 15 Birthday weekend event at Piccione Vineyard

10/17   Sushi & Sake at Elkin Creek Vineyard

10/18   Sushi & Sake at Elkin Creek Vineyard 

Chef Jeff's Truck Food Updates:

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).