Category Archives: Attractions

Alleghany Co. Fiddlers Convention

The Alleghany County Fiddlers Convention has gained a lot of reputation because of its family oriented atmosphere. In here everywhere you turn will be happiness and good vibe. People go to Alleghany County Fiddlers Convention to have fun and socialize with other people with similar interests such as music. You might wondering what would you expect from this Convention is basically you will find fun, a lot of good music, friendly people, good food and some competition in the music jams. It is definitely worth it to go to the Alleghany County Fiddlers Convention to have a good time, enjoy good music and to see the beautiful mountain setting.

Wayside Bluegrass Festival

In the Wayside Bluegrass Festival everybody is welcome. The festival is located three miles south of Stuart, Virginia.  This is a very family oriented festival in which several artists perform their Bluegrass music and this year will take place from July 13 to July 16. The location provides the campers with rough camping and electrical hook up camping. This year artists like Crusher Run, Ten-Brooks, Virginia Sky, and many others will be performing. If you enjoy family reunion and Bluegrass music you can’t let this opportunity go away.

Galax Leaf and String Festival

For nine years, during the second weekend in June, the Galax Leaf and String Festival has served to highlight the best Virginia has to offer. This festival was originally created as a traditional music event, but the community continued to evolve into a showcase for other events as well. Now, the festival is a celebration of arts, music and literature as more activities are offered for everyone. If you’re looking for something to do during the second weekend of June, don’t miss out on this amazing festival. Bring your family and enjoy! For more information, visit the festival’s website.

Wine, Bid and Boogie

Looking for an exciting way to help out a community? Visit the Wine, Bid and Boogie Art Auction in Germanton, North Carolina. Slip on your dancing shoes, tip up your glass and buy some great art in order to raise money for the Stokes County Arts Council. Musical entertainment is provided as well as a wine tasting from Germanton Winery and a live and silent auction of beautiful and unique artwork. The event usually takes place sometime in June. Grab your friends and family and head to the Wine, Bid and Boogie event to have a great night.

Hanging Rock State Park

Hanging Rock State Park sits in the Sauratown Mountains in Danbury, North Carolina. The nearly 7,000-acre park has more than 18 miles of hiking trails around Sauratown’s tallest peaks. These lead to outstanding vistas, cascading waterfalls, caves, and a 12-acre spring-fed lake. Cabins are available for rent and there are an abundance of picnic areas and campgrounds to enjoy the breathtaking landscape and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. So whether you’re an adventure-seeking enthusiast or you’re just looking for a quiet place to relax, you and your family or friends will find the perfect getaway.

Roaring River Canoe Rentals

Rent a canoe and sail down the Roaring River this Spring and Summer! Not only will you get to enjoy the challenge of canoeing, but the canoe launch is also set on an historic site, one of the oldest grist mills in Wilkes County. You can also fish along the river, as small mouth, large mouth, red eyes, and catfish are especially prosperous. The rates are very reasonable; for example, a trip up to three hours is only $20 per person.

Find more renting information at the website: http://www.roaringrivercanoe.com/

Yadkin Valley Wine Festival

Whether you enjoy drinking wine with every meal and know all the types or you just want to try something different than what you’re used to at home, the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival has a little something for everyone. With crafts, live music, and of course, wine tastings, this will be one festival that you won’t forget easily. In addition to wine, there will also be non-alcoholic beverages and food available for purchase, so children are more than welcome as well. Tickets in advance are $16 and tickets at the gate are $20. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 21, from 11 am to 6 pm and bring your family to the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival. For more information, visit the wine website.

Old Time Dance

North Carolina really knows its music and bluegrass. Mount Airy, North Carolina is home to the Old Time Dance, an event where country bands come to entertain visitors and teach them some dance steps. This event is a monthly event and in March, it takes place on the 6th at 7:00 pm at the Old Time Music Heritage Hall. This is a fun event that everyone can enjoy, so bring your friends and family and head to the Old Time Music Heritage Hall in March! For a full schedule of events in North Carolina, visit this website.

Stewarts Creek WMA Birding and Wildlife Trail

If you are a Birding and Wildlife enthusiast then you will enjoy the 1,087 acres contained within the Stewarts Creek Wildlife Management Area. It is best known among locals for its high quality trout fishing. This wildlife management area is located along the Blue Ridge Mountains and includes both the North and South forks of Stewarts Creek. You will find hiking trails throughout this area which provides the ideal setting for nature lovers. This is also an excellent area to spy a diversity of wildlife, including animals such as wild turkey, ruffed grouse, white-tailed deer, gray squirrel and even the elusive red fox. Stewarts Creek is open sunrise to sundown and admission free.

Merlefest

Music lovers unite; Come and enjoy this annual event in Wilke’s County that is sure to make you get up, dance and smile. MerleFest showcases some Virginia’s finest bluegrass musicians and artists from around the region. This event was founded in 1998 and has been a looked-forward to sensation ever since. Mark your calendars for April 28th thru May 2nd for this not-to-miss celebration. For more information regarding directions, the line-up and other amenities this festival holds, visit http://www.merlefest.org/MerleFestCMS/default.aspx .