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Surry 250: County's 250th Anniversary Celebration

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Surry 250, a celebration of Surry County's County’s 250th Anniversary takes place Saturday, August 21 at the Historic Courthouse Square in Dobson. Opening ceremony will be at 10 a.m., with entertainment and activities continuing throughout the day, closing at 6 p.m. The event is presented by Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital.

Attendees will enjoy Surry County sonkers, numerous food trucks, children’s activities, displays by local historical organizations, Revolutionary War demonstrations and great music from headliners Presley Barker and Taylon Hope, as well as the Nunn Brothers, the Slate Mountain Ramblers and Celtic Sessions.

Presley Barker is a 16-year-old local prodigy, who competed on American Idol and has appeared at the Grand Ole Opry, MerleFest, Elkin Roots Music Festival, the Reeves Theater and the Galax, Va. Old Fiddlers Convention. He's currently recording an album in Nashville.

Taylon Hope is another highly successful 16-year-old with a great amount of experience in Nashville, having shared the stage with Dolly Parton, Tracy Lawrence, Lee Greenwood, Lonestar, Shenandoah and Colin Raye. She moved to Nashville from West Jefferson, NC to pursue her career in country music as a pre-teen and is a signed artist for Dolly Parton’s Dream More Resort, where she performs throughout the year.

Rain date is Aug. 28.

For more info on Surry County's 250th Celebration, click here or visit the event's Facebook page.