Jan. 8, 2024
Looking for Destination Dining? Watch Tasty Travels with Travis Frye
Join Travis Frye as he tastes down-home Southern cooking at diners and burger joints in the NC towns of Dobson, Elkin, Mt. Airy and Pilot Mountain. Off the beaten path dining at its best.
Dec. 1, 2023
Enjoy Holiday Light Displays In and Around Mayberry
Come see holidays lights in Mayberry and the Yadkin Valley. Plus, plenty of cozy lodging options are available in Mount Airy and throughout Surry County, from hotels and bed-and-breakfast inns to rental cabins and vacation homes.
Oct. 19, 2023
Four Ideas for a Fabulous Date Night (or Day!) in the Yadkin Valley
Looking for a fun, romantic or adventurous date in the Yadkin Valley? Check out this list of the best date nights – or days – in the Surry County towns of Dobson, Elkin, Mount Airy and Pilot Mountain.
Sept. 6, 2023
Wine & Beer Passport is Your Ticket to Winter Fun
The Yadkin Valley Winter Wine & Beer Passport is an enjoyable way to celebrate winter – a treasure map to great wineries and breweries throughout Surry County in NC wine country.
Aug. 30, 2023
Trails & Tranquility: Riversong Offers Top-Notch Yadkin Valley Cabins
Riversong Cabin Rentals, tucked into 50 wooded acres, feature modern-built cabins with private trails, tranquility, trout fishing, a swimming hole and more, all just 10 miles from downtown Elkin, North Carolina.
June 10, 2023
Food Trail Celebrates the Mouthwatering Ground Steak Sandwich
Surry Ground Steak Trail shines the spotlight on mom-and-pop restaurants that serve this uniquely Surry County creation. Born of necessity in the Great Depression, ground steak sandwiches survived because they are so tasty.
March 27, 2023
Be a Part of Radio History Saturday Mornings in Mt. Airy
Saturday mornings in Mt. Airy, legendary radio station WPAQ-AM invites you to take part in history as it broadcasts the live Merry-Go-Round program featuring bluegrass and old-time music from a local theater.
Feb. 28, 2023
Leave Only Footprints: 7 Steps for Responsible Adventures in Yadkin Valley
Outdoor NC provides seven principles for responsible adventures in Surry County in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley region. Follow these guidelines for a better and more rewarding experience.
Jan. 8, 2023
Famous, Yet Forgotten: Mt. Airy's Katharine Smith Reynolds
The town of Mt. Airy has produced its share of famous people. Often overlooked is Katharine Smith Reynolds. She married tobacco tycoon R.J. Reynolds and was the driving force behind Reynolda, the couple’s famed estate in nearby Winston-Salem that hosts thousands of visitors every year.
Dec. 13, 2022
How Many Wineries are in Yadkin Valley, NC?
Visitors to Surry County here in the heart of NC's Yadkin Valley often ask: How many wineries are in Yadkin Valley? Fortunately, the answer is now available. Find out the number of wineries in NC wine country and see their locations on a map.
Aug. 31, 2022
New Chapter for NC's First Organic Vineyard
NC's first USDA certified organic vineyard has begun a new chapter. Patrick and Wendy McNabb have taken over as owners of Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery.
June 18, 2022
Hungry for History? Highway Marker Leads the Way
The national Hungry for History highway marker program has raised its fork of recognition to Surry County’s signature dessert, sonker. Sonker is a hybrid between a cobbler and a deep-dish pie and has its own food trail.