Welcome to the Yadkin Valley. Come Stay a While.

If you’re looking for hometown charm, historic landmarks, fine shopping and dining, come stay a while in Downtown Elkin. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Downtown Elkin is filled with one-of-a-kind, independently owned shops. Fine arts, country crafts, and jewelry to books, clocks and hardware to nostalgic mercantile, clothing and an eclectic assortment of restaurants can all be found in this business district nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Yadkin Valley is North Carolina’s first federally-recognized American Viticulture Area (AVA). The Yadkin Valley has over 35 Wineries/Vineyards in the area which makes a trip here well worth your time. There is a wine, view and experience for just about anyone.

If you’re a festival fanatic, you don’t want to miss the Wine Festival and Pumpkin Festival presented annually by the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce. You can sample the wines of the Yadkin Valley the third Saturday in May at the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival at the Municipal Park in Elkin. Each year more than 25 wineries in the Yadkin Valley Appellation come together to offer samplings of their award-winning wines. The festival also features a wide variety of food items.

In the fall it’s the Annual Pumpkin Festival. The festivities all take place on Saturday, including the Great Pumpkin Weigh-off. Since this festival has been nationally sanctioned as the official weigh-in station for the southeast, giant pumpkins abound. All day Saturday, the streets of historic downtown Elkin are filled with exhibits of every description, lots of good food, a variety of live entertainment and plenty of games and contests for the kids.

So when you’re ready for festival fun, come stay awhile in the Yadkin Valley. For festival details visit ExploreElkin.com. Parks, community parks and recreation centers are scattered throughout the area and offer all your favorite pastimes: hiking, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, biking, camping, picnicking, fishing and rock climbing.

Whatever your pleasure, you can enjoy year-round fun filled with natural beauty, local flavors, festivals, shopping and outdoor recreation. We invite you to come stay a while in the Yadkin Valley.

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