Ground Steak Festival
Held annually on the second Saturday in June, the North Carolina Ground Steak Festival celebrates this regional culinary delicacy.
The star of the festival, ground steak, is a loose-meat, melt-in-your mouth cousin to the hamburger. The Depression-era staple was born in diners and burger joints throughout Surry County, allowing cooks to stretch their resources in lean times and feed more diners at an affordable price. The tasty tradition survives nearly a century later, and 11 locations serve the dish along the Ground Steak Trail.
Dobson’s Central Café, which is one location along the trail, serves ground steak sandwiches at the festival, along with the Flat Rock Ruritan Club, which is famous for serving the sandwich every October at the Autumn Leaves Festival in nearby Mount Airy.
The Ground Steak Festival also includes more than 75 artisans and crafters, bluegrass and old-time string music, and children’s games and activities.
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Downtown Elkin 340 Hawthorne Road, Elkin, NC 28621
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Mayberry Days in Andy Griffith's HometownSep 25, 2024 8:30 a.m.
in various locations around Mount Airy 200 N. Main St, Mount Airy, NC 27030
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Pilot Mountain Outdoor Adventure Festival & ExpoApr 12, 2024 4 p.m.
Armfield Civic Center & Recreation Center Park 873 W. 52 Bypass, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
Pilot Mountain Outdoor Adventure Festival & Expo celebrates outdoor pursuits in the town of Pilot Mountain and Pilot Mountain State Park. A festival concert is headlined by The Marshall Tucker Band.873 W. 52 Bypass
Autumn Leaves FestivalOct 11, 2024 9 a.m.
Downtown Mount Airy 200 N. Main St, Mount Airy, NC 27030
Pair arts and crafts with old-time, bluegrass and gospel music — plus good ole country cookin' — for a fall weekend you won't soon forget.200 N. Main St