Budbreak Wine & Craft Beer Festival

noon - 5 p.m.

The popular downtown street festival showcases a superb selection of North Carolina’s premier wineries and breweries, along with food vendors and live music on the main stage. The event takes place on the northern end of Main Street in front of Old North State Winery.

The name "budbreak" signifies the start of a new vintage, when the vines wake up from winter and start producing buds. The festival recognizes Mount Airy's place in the heart of Yadkin Valley wine country and the wine industry's growth and influence on the surrounding area. Breweries from in and around Surry County also show off their craft.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 the day of the event. Non-tasting tickets are $5. Children 12 and younger admitted free with a paying adult. Ticket packages — which include two tickets, lodging, transportation to/from the festival, free breakfast, and a bottle of red or white wine — are also available.

For details or to purchase tickets, go to the Budbreak website.