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.
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.
April 9, 2022
May is Wine Festival Month in Yadkin Valley
Enjoy two Yadkin Valley wine festivals each May in North Carolina wine country. The Yadkin Valley Wine Festival and Budbreak Wine Festival showcase good times and great wines.
March 19, 2022
8 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in the Yadkin Valley
Looking for things to do on a rainy day in the Yadkin Valley towns of Mount Airy, Elkin, Pilot Mountain and Dobson? Check out this list of the Top 8 rainy day activities that will keep the whole family entertained.
Jan. 24, 2022
Art, Music & Friendly Folks: Surry County’s Blue Ridge Craft Trail
Meet renowned artists, discover unique crafts and experience small-town charm on the Blue Ridge Craft Trail of Surry County. This curated trail is one of several to be officially recognized by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.
Dec. 28, 2020
Four Yadkin Valley Itineraries Provide a Fun Elkin Getaway
Four new Elkin itineraries showcase wine, music, outdoors and weekend getaways for your next visit to Elkin in the Yadkin Valley of the Blue Ridge foothills of North Carolina.
May 8, 2020
Elkin Variety Show Draws Inspiration From ‘A Prairie Home Companion’
Visitors to Elkin probably scratch their heads in wonderment when they see “The Martha Bassett Show” on the Reeves Theater marquee. “Who is Martha Bassett?” they might ask. “And why does she have her own show?”
July 27, 2019
Check Out Bluegrass and Old Time Music Jams Six Days a Week in Surry County
To experience old-time and bluegrass music in person, check out one of these local jam sessions. And if you play an instrument, bring it along and be prepared to jump in and hang on!
March 21, 2019
Award-Winning Projects Greet Visitors to Elkin & Mount Airy
The restored building now grabs attention on Elkin’s West Main Street with an art deco façade that makes use of the theater’s original blue exterior panels.
March 17, 2018
Spring Means Fun Times in Downtown Pilot Mountain
The quaint foothills town, named for the landmark quartzite knob just a mile or so south, houses a mix of mom-and-pop retail shops, antiques stores, cafes, coffeehouses and bed-and-breakfast inns.
Feb. 6, 2018
Elkin's Historic Art Deco Theater Gets New Life as Music Venue & Cafe
A new vertical sign harkens back to the theater’s art deco beginnings and pairs well with the original curved, blue panels that were refurbished and reinstalled on the brick exterior.