Nutcracker Christmas Tea in Galax

Galax, Va.—Chestnut Creek School of the Arts is sponsoring a Nutcracker Christmas Tea in collaboration with the Conservatory of Dance and Theater of Galax on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chestnut Creek School … Continue reading →

Posted on: 30 November 2011 | 10:11 am

21st Annual Candlelight Christmas in Rockford

Surry County, NC—The Candlelight Christmas in Rockford will be held on December 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Rockford Methodist Church in historic Rockford. It features music and holiday snacks. Thursday features the men’s and jazz ensembles … Continue reading →

Posted on: 30 November 2011 | 10:06 am

Blue Ridge Parkway Closures

On Tuesday, November 29, 2011 the following weather related closures are in effect for the Blue Ridge Parkway. MP 355, NC Rt. 128 at Mt Mitchell State Park to MP 375, NC Rt. 694 at Bull Gap (Ox Creek Road). … Continue reading →

Posted on: 29 November 2011 | 11:39 am

NC Christmas Tree Farms

As Thanksgiving approaches, so does the hunt for the perfect NC Christmas tree. For those families looking to stumble upon that lush, perfectly sized evergreen, Reeves Ridge Christmas Tree Farm in Sparta, NC opens for the Christmas season on Nov. … Continue reading →

Posted on: 10 November 2011 | 8:24 am

October Heritage Series at Blue Ridge Music Center – Banjos of the Blue Ridge

Galax, Va. – The Blue Ridge Music Center October Heritage Series begins October 9 with a performance-talk that will showcase different banjos styles in the Blue Ridge from clawhammer, to two and three finger picking styles. Four banjo players from … Continue reading →

Posted on: 3 October 2011 | 5:06 pm

A few Halloween Treats…

Haunted Reeves Theatre – Come experience the scariest haunted theatre in the Yadkin Valley, located in historic downtown Elkin! This event occurs each Saturday between September 24th and October 22nd, as well four straight days from Friday, October 28th thru … Continue reading →

Posted on: 2 October 2011 | 4:22 pm

Shelton Vineyard

Shelton Vineyards was founded in 1999 and is the largest family-owned estate winery in North Carolina. It is located in the Yadkin Valley near Dobson and Mt. Airy, North Carolina. The winery features a spacious visitor center with a tasting … Continue reading →

Posted on: 1 October 2011 | 8:00 am

Mayberry Days, Sept. 22-25

Mount Airy, NC–Visitors from across the country will flock to Mount Airy this September for a four-day celebration of yesteryear known as the Mayberry Days. It allows fans of The Andy Griffith Show to enjoy a glimpse of life in … Continue reading →

Posted on: 14 September 2011 | 3:12 pm

Festivals and Events this fall

Fall is almost here, and there’s much to see this year. From eating festival food and weighing pumpkins to Mayberry fun to wine tasting, there’s much to explore. Check out the upcoming events mentioned for our area on’s newsblog. … Continue reading →

Posted on: 10 September 2011 | 1:42 pm

Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival set for Sept. 17

Yadkinville, NC—Art, craft and food vendors, live music, and blue ribbon competitions are planned during the annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17 in downtown Yadkinville. The festival begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. Below are a … Continue reading →

Posted on: 8 September 2011 | 2:08 pm