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.
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.
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.
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.
Sept. 23, 2021
New Sonker Trail Stops Offer Fun, Creative Takes on Traditional Dessert
For those unfamiliar, sonker is a cobbler/pie-like dessert of cooked fruit and crust. Many have liquid batter poured on top the fruit. Others have a rolled dough crust, while some are made on stove top with a dropped-dumpling crust.
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.
Feb. 17, 2021
Surry Wine Trail Reaches Milestone with Opening of More Wineries
The Surry County Wine Trail celebrates a milestone as a flurry of openings pushes the number of wineries to 20 along this popular Yadkin Valley trail. The addition of these four wineries sets up visitors for many new experiences and return trips.
Jan. 30, 2021
Seven best NC wedding barns in Yadkin Valley wine country
Looking for wedding barns in NC’s Yadkin Valley wine country? Seven of the best wedding barns are found in Surry County. Dream weddings come true at these rustic venues framed by beautiful mountain views.