Danbury, NC—The Stomp Festival is held in Moratock Park each September on the riverbanks of the Dan River in Danbury, N.C., where crafters, musicians and vendors gather to celebrate the river and the arts. The festival offers crafts, food, music, kayaking demonstrations, children’s activities and more. Stokes Stomp is held on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10:30 a.m. until 7:15 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 11 from 11:15 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information about Stokes Stomp, go to stokesarts.org or call (336) 593-8159.
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.
The Just Plain Country Store is located in the middle of downtown Walnut Cove, NC. The store features over 8000 square feet of antiques and crafts in the 90-year-old Neal Hardware building. The Just Plain Country Store features local made crafts, soaps, hand crafted furniture, local art, and paintings. It is also home to a snack shop that boasts gourmet coffee, fresh homemade apple pies as well as other snacks and pastries. There are over 100 booths and vendors presenting local items. For more information visit their website.
Mitchell’s Nursery and Greenhouse is a local family-owned business located in King, North Carolina just north of Winston-Salem. Mitchell’s is owned by Judy and Jim Mitchell in 1979 on the extra lot beside their house and since has grown into a highly touted local nursery. Mitchell’s Nursery and Greenhouse is a member of the North Carolina Association of Nurserymen, North Carolina Commercial Flower Growers Association, King Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina green Industry Council, and the Goodness Grows in North Carolina program. The nursery is a supplier to landscapers, contractors, florists, garden centers, and the public. Group tours of the facilities are available. To learn more about Mitchell’s Nursery and Greenhouse visit their website.
Carolina Ziplines is a place of fun, nature, and adventure. At Carolina Ziplines, visitors slide across 11 lines of cable, totaling 4,000 feet, until they reach the bottom of the mountain. Gliding high above the forest floor on cables strung between trees isn’t the type of thrill you might expect to find in the Piedmont, but the popular pastime of ziplining has made its way to Stokes County. Thrill seekers from all over travel to zipline in North Carolina with the use of harnesses, ropes, and pulleys to glide from one platform to another. Come soar through the trees, harnessed in climbing gear, for an exciting look at the beautiful Carolina Country nature from a completely new perspective.
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If you’re hot from the summer heat and you’re looking for something to do inside while you cool off, check out the Summer Theatre Events sponsored by the Stocks County Art Council. Once Upon A Blue Ridge will bring Snow White and Tom Sawyer to Stokes County this summer. Snow White is performed with seven children of the audience acting as the seven dwarfs, which adds an interesting spin to this classic fairy tale. Tom Sawyer is a new musical adaption of the beloved classic novel. Don’t miss out on these wonderful family events! For locations and times, visit the website.
As the Dan River Company says, “The Water’s Fine!”. June is the perfect time to pull out that bathing suit, jump in the water and enjoy some sun! The Dan River Company provides professional rental and shuttle services on the Dan River. Through the company, you can rent canoes, kayaks or sit-on-top kayaks for an amazing trip down the river. If you have your own boat, you can also bring that along. Do something adventurous this summer and kayak down the river with Dan River Company! For rates and reservations, visit the website.