What's Up in Elkin? This page highlights a few unique events occurring in Elkin during each month...for even more (and equally interesting) things to do... make sure you visit the ELKIN EVENT CALENDAR ...you can stay busy all weekend long! 

The photo above is from the annual Light Up Night event held the first weekend each December. 

January events 

COMEDY ON MAIN 2018  (Explore Elkin event for everyone over 18!)

For tickets, ($20),  go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-on-main-tickets-41223145538

 February Events

2018 Foothills Theatre's  Dessert Theatre 

Friday & Saturday, Feb 23-24,  performances at 7 pm. Sunday, Feb 25, performance at 2 pm.

Maybe Baby, It's You is a comedy about the search for that most elusive of entities, the soul mate, and told in a series of 11 vignettes that cover ground from the first kiss to the not-so-golden years of marriage. We take a raucous ride through male-female relationships with two searchers with a laundry list of must-have qualities for a mate that swiftly dwindles down to "warm and breathing" as the only prerequisite; a mild-mannered Midwesterner whose blind date turns out to be the Greek goddess Medea; a film noir couple who realize that their razor-sharp banter is hiding their fear and vulnerability; a gorgeous, charming brain surgeon who is always "Mr. Wrong" due to his penchant for spastic, arrhythmic club dancing; a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary who realize that marriage may not have ended their search for a soul mate; an elderly divorced couple who entertain the fantasy of a reconciliation at their grandson's soccer game; and other would-be and shouldn't-be couples trying to find each other. Maybe Baby, It's You. Or maybe…it isn't.

 March Events

Mountains-to-Sea Trail 

Gathering of Friends Annual Meeting

When: March 23-25, 2018

What: Join in the fun and explore Elkin like never before! Come to the Gathering of Friends event celebrating 41 years of the MST, which is now along Elkin's downtown Main Street where the event is being held.  Dozens of events planned for this 3-day event offering numerous things to do on the trail and around the region and a fabulous way to learn about this fun group, which is open for membership!  ... keynote speakers, live music, dinner celebrations, and trail and town excursions make up this fun-filled weekend. 

 April Events

2018 Elkin Farmers Market opens!

Opens mid-April (the 14th) and is offered every Saturday morning from 9am-noon.

Located in the Elkin Town Hall parking lot, the event is fun and offers live music most weekends. Go to www.elkinfarmersmarket.com for full schedule.

Mid-April thru end of October (or November if the weather stays comfortable). 

2018 Habitat Hammer 5K Race/Walk and Fun Run

When:  2018 Habitat Hammer 5k/10k, Saturday, April 14. Run or walk the rolling streets and trails of beautiful Elkin in the heart of the Yadkin Valley! Now in its 8th year, the Habitat Hammer offers a great race, awards, door prizes, food, music, kids’ games and more.

Fund Raiser: Proceeds go to support the work of the Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity. 

Registration forms are available at the Elkin Rec Center and online at https://www.active.com/elkin-nc/running/distance-running-races/habitat-hammer-10k-and-5k-2018?int=

 May Events

The 17th Annual Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Wine Gala
This event is scheduled every year on the night before the wine festival.  This is a fund raiser for Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. Reservations required. 

Date: Friday, May 18th, 2018

17th Annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival

 Date: Always the 3rd Saturday in May (May 19th, 2018)

Time: All afternoon (11am-6pm)

Location: Elkin Municipal Park

What to expect: Vendors, approximately 36 wineries and vineyards represented, food vendors, live music all day, shade trees (yes that is important!), fun for kids too. This is the best wine festival you'll ever experience! Tickets now on sale, go to http://www.yvwf.com/.  Amazing event!


Tour de Vino 

Tour de Vino cycling in the Yadkin Valley Wine Region AVA : Start the morning with a ride through wine country before the wine festival begins.  Cost for Tour includes admission to the Wine Festival!  Learn more at:  http://yvtdv.com/  All rides begin at 8am. 

2018 Cruise! Downtown Elkin

The Elkin cruise event is back -and bigger and better than ever.  May to September, they are  scheduled the 4th Saturday of every month, 4pm to 9pm.

Dates for 2017:

May 26, June 23,  July 28?, August 25, and October 27

September 22nd is not a cruise, but a car show that will be held during the Pumpkin Festival.

Questions?                                                                                                                  Email Vicki Roberts at vkroberts@embarqmail.com, Cruise organizer

 June Events

KidsFest 2018 - 

Where: Foothills Arts Council, corner of Church Street & W Market St, one block up from Main Street

Date: Saturday, June 9, from 11 am till 2 pm

Join us for this fun annual event for kids and kids at heart, featuring art, activities, food, snow cones, a steel-drum band and a water slide! 


 Elkin Valley Fiddlers 2018 ANNUAL EVENT:

Friday, June 22nd - ELKIN ROOTS MUSIC FEST 

will be held at the Foothills Arts Council at the same time of their Annual Gala!  Time is from 6pm to 10pm. Bring a lawn chair and spend the evening with 3 fabulous bands, food, and fun! Donation suggested of $10 at the door. Learn more at www.elkinrootsmusicfest.com   

 July Events

4th of July Celebration / FREEDOMFEST 2018

at Elkin Municipal Park

Presented by the Elkin Jaycees


Elkin Municipal Park

Festivities begin at 5pm 

Take a Break from the Interstate 


Join hundreds of treasure hunters for a road market spanning over 100 miles from Harmony, North Carolina to Wytheville, Virginia. The old Lakes to Florida Highway (Hwy 21) was the premier route for mid-westerners to drive from the Great Lakes area to their vacation in Florida, until Interstate 77 was built.  Elkin's route is on Business Hwy 21, which travels directly thru the center of town, including the downtown area. Look for locals set up along this road, ready to sell their goodies... you never know what you'll find!  

WHEN: The last weekend in July (Friday - Sunday)

 August Events

Reevestock 2018  will be held Saturday, August 4th


Friday night, August 3rd, Free kick-off party for Reevestock Music Fest called the "Downtown Get Down".


Saturday, August 4th, come to Elkin's Hidden Amphitheater for a music experience like no other! Tickets at Reevestock.com or at the amphitheater entrance. Parking off-site with shuttle service. 

For more artist info and press visit reevestock.com or our Reevestock Music Festival page. 


2018 Yadkin Riverkeeper Paddle - ELKIN

When:  TBD (a paddle is scheduled during the MST Conference in March)

Where: Downtown Elkin /Crater Park.  For more information & sign up, please go to:

 September Events

Elkin's 22nd Annual Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival

When: Saturday, September 22, 9am-4pm, 2018  (poster from 2017)

Where: Come to historic downtown Elkin's Main Street. Call the Chamber for more info at 336-526-1111. 

 What: Pumpkin weigh-off, craft and food vendors, kids fun area with bouncy houses and more; live music, car show (located at Crater Park) 11am to 5pm with live music, quilt show at West end of Main St at the Episcopal Church from 9am to 4pm, farmers market open at the Elkin Town Hall parking lot 9am to 3pm, EVTA duck and turtle regatta at 5pm on Big Elkin Creek, Library hosts annual used book sale all day long. Lots of family fun! 

Insane Terrain 5K Road Race


Benefits the EVTA (Elkin Valley Trails Association).  In 2017 Insane Terrain coincided with the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival and the Big Elkin Brewfest, offering a perfect trifecta! Stay tuned for 2018 updates...

For more info see facebook

October events

 Big Elkin Brewfest 2018

Come Celebrate Oktoberfest at Elkin Municipal Park and enjoy with live music, food trucks and a wide variety of NC Craft Beers!

DATE:  October 27th, 2018  (the Brewfest will now be held the 4th Saturday in October each year)

$25 at the gate for tasters, $5 admission for all others  http://www.bigelkinbrewfest.com/

 Trick or Treat on Main Street

Shops along Main Street are open for kids to Trick or Treat...find fun Halloween events from East Main all the way up into W Main Street's neighborhood. See you on Main Street October 31st!

November Events 

Annual Winter Wine Passports

(winter through spring each year)

Passports go on sale every October at any participating Surry County winery. These "passports" make fabulous gifts for your friends and family. Passports provide a ticket to experience 10 area wineries & craft breweries from Nov thru March each year...and include wine & beer tastings, weekends featuring live music, wine and food pairings, and discounts to area restaurants and cabins.



December events

2018 Annual Open Air Art Market at The Liberty (indoors)

When:  TBD

Time : TBD.  

When: Friday, December 1st, 2017  (INFO TO BE UPDATED NOVEMBER 2018)


  • Tree lighting ceremony
  • Visit with Santa
  • Foothills Holiday Craft & Gift Market 5-9 pm, Coley Hall @ The Liberty, 222 E. Main St.
  • Holiday dance performances Coley Hall @ Angry Troll Brewing, 222 E. Main St. & The Reeves Theater 129 W. Main St.
  • Downtown Carriage Rides (or train rides. pending confirmation)
  • Holiday Sales and promotions from Downtown Merchants
  • Rock Facade Park unveiling
  • Check back soon for additional events and updates!


2018 Elkin/Jonesville Christmas Parade 

When:  Sunday, December 9th (2nd Sunday in Dec)

Time: 3:00 pm - 5pm

Begins in Jonesville and continues over the bridge into Elkin along the entire length of Main Street towards the library, and ending at the Elkin High School. Over 100 groups participated last year - this was one fantastic parade! Don't miss it! Fun for the entire family.

Parade organizer is Vicki Roberts. Email her for information on how to sign up at: vkroberts@embarqmail.com. 

58th Annual Community Chorus of Elkin

When: Sunday,  TBD,  2018

Time:  Two shows, 4pm and 7pm

This year the Community Chorus will be performing at the Elkin First Methodist Church on Hawthorn St.  Singers from communities all over the area practice for 2 months to offer you a beautiful holiday show to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Free event. Everyone welcome! Donations gladly accepted. 


TBD.  Enjoy live music by the Reeves Band all night long!  Tickets on sale at www.reevestheater.com.  

 **Feature EventsTwo to three events are "featured" here each month because they are unique and original to Elkin.  For full listing of weekly events, please click above on "Elkin Event Calendar" tab, and to view photos of events that have already taken place, go to  "Elkin Photo Blog/Past Events" tab.

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