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.
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.
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.
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.
Feb. 5, 2022
Finding Ale Along the Trail: These Yadkin Valley Wineries Serve Craft Beer
Here's a list of Yadkin Valley wineries that serve craft beers and ales in their tasting rooms. After all, not everyone who visits North Carolina vineyards is a wine aficionado.
Nov. 13, 2021
Cozy Yadkin Valley Fire Pits Along the Surry Wine Trail
Several wineries along the Surry County Wine Trail offer areas with fire pits, perfect for gathering ’round, telling stories, listening to music and admiring views of the Blue Ridge foothills.
Oct. 29, 2021
Chase the Winter Blues with Yadkin Valley Wine & Beer Passport
The Yadkin Valley Winter Wine & Beer Passport provides a fun and economical way to experience North Carolina wine country this winter. Passport holders receive tastings at every participating winery and brewery, plus a distillery.
June 16, 2021
Sonker Trail Adds Harvest Grill at Shelton Vineyards
Harvest Grill at Shelton Vineyards is a natural addition to the Surry Sonker Trail. “Food is powerful, and it can really connect people to an area and its culture,” says general manager Travis Dale.
May 8, 2021
Celebrate NC Wine Month in Yadkin Valley
Celebrate North Carolina Wine Month along the Surry County Wine Trail in the Yadkin Valley American Viticultural Area. Enjoy featured wines and more throughout May.