Enjoy the water at the most colossal Vortex Splashpad in North Carolina, It’s right here at the shiny new Davie Community Park. Make time for an adventure kayaking on the Yadkin or some leisurely tubing at Cooleemee’s RiverPark. Outdoor adventures like these make us worth the short trip.
Nab some of your favorite foods this summer. It’s not hard to tell that our local restaurants and food trucks specialize in unique foods, southern favorites, and comfort foods with a twist. Try the hushpuppies at Deano’s, the deep-fried pickles at Restaurant 101, the Irish specialties at O’Callahan’s Publick House, or authentic Japanese cuisine at Shiki’s.
Try Something New
Change can be fun. There are loads of ideas here for places to visit, foods to sample, and events. These are all opportunities to do something you have never done before.
Spend some quality family time out and about. The Concerts on the Square in Mocksville will get your toes tapping. You may also want to drop into The Station. There is something for everyone there. Littles will dig playing in the sandpit and grown-ups, the firepit, and the Taproom.
Everyone will benefit from the fresh air, cornhole games, trivia nights, or the lively music that kickstarts each weekend. Every member of the clan is welcome to hang out at the Station, even your four-legged family members.
If movies are your jam, you and your kiddos won’t want to miss the outdoor Movies in the Park in downtown Mocksville or the Drive-in movies at the Davie Community Park. Make the summer unforgettable and get a family picture taken in an outdoor setting like a field of sunflowers. The natural light and a good photographer will make everyone look amazing.
We all want to simplify, declutter, organize, and eat healthier. An easy way to add healthier choices to our meals is to shop for homemade and handcrafted goods and fresh fruits and veggies at the Mocksville and Bermuda Run Farmer’s Markets.
Then take a road trip – drive the country roads and stop in at the Advance Country Store for a taste of the small-town life and a cold drink on a warm summer day.
What all of the activities on our top 20 list have in common is that they are really all about making meaningful memories.
We hope we gave you some ideas for making your own fun before these amazing days of summer end. You can find directions and more information about the places we mentioned by clicking on the pages here on our website.
Discover 20 in 2020 – The Contest
Now that you’ve seen our top 20 list, it’s time to make your own, get a chance to win prizes, and bask in the glory of achievement!
How to Play
From August 1 to December 31, 2020 participants will complete 20 items on the 20 in 2020 list below:
Bask on the beach or take a dip at RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls
Walk or bike the trails at Rich Park
Visit Davie County Community Park and experience all it has to offer
Check out the pollinator garden at Main Street Park
Commune with nature at Farmington Nature Park
Hit the links at Colin Creek, Pudding Ridge, Oak Valley or Bermuda Run
Relax with a glass of wine at RayLen, Lazy Elm or Misty Creek Vineyards
Cool down with ice cream at Scoops
Perk up with a coffee from The Factory
Visit the Taproom & General Store at The Station
Get a snowball at The Station
Dine on delicious takeout from a Davie County restaurant
Devour a delectable dessert from Ketchie Creek, Maddie Cakes, or Mountaintop Cheesecakes
Get it to go at a Davie County food truck
Rev up your weekend at the Farmington Dragway
Browse the Bermuda Run or Mocksville Farmer’s Market
Enjoy an outdoor movie at Main Street Park
See it on the big screen – go to a drive-in movie at Davie County Community Park
Attend a Mocksville Concert on the Square
Take in a show or an exhibit at the Brock Performing Arts Center
Attend a sporting event at BB&T Sports Park
Catch a game at Mando Field
Use your imagination at Cognition, Davie County’s interactive museum
Get creative at the Cognition Makerspace
Cool off at Davie County Community Park’s Splashpad
Take your pup to a pup-friendly venue in Davie County
Take your doggo to the dog park
Find something new at a local boutique or gift shop
Peruse a local consignment/ resale shop
Leave a Facebook review for a Davie County Business
Leave a Facebook review for a Davie County Restaurant
Do a Google review for a Davie County Business
Do a Google review for a Davie County Restaurant
Visit the Cooleemee Textile Heritage Museum
Relive the past at the Cooleemee Mill House Museum
Take a picture at one of Davie County’s historical markers
Enjoy a meal or drinks on the patio at any Davie County restaurant
Swing by a home decor or furniture store for ideas to freshen up your home
Eat a pimento cheeseburger at Miller’s
Bite into a barbecue sandwich at Deano’s or CJ’s
Take a walk on the Path to Wellness at Davie Medical Center
Cheer on your favorite team at the “Twas the Night Before Bedrace”
Get in the holiday spirit with a downtown Mocksville shopping trip or holiday activity after the twinkle lights are up
Nab a pic with your besties on a Girls’ Night Out in Davie County
Share a pic or video of your view (whatever it is!) and add the location (must be in Davie)
Add a local sunrise or sunset picture to your profile and tag us @discoverdaviecounty
Grab a pizza at Marco’s, Village Inn Pizza, & Tanglewood Pizza
Get your Geek on at MAshed Up!
Spending quality family time somewhere in Davie County? Share your family selfie with us!
Show us your chill at a spa or wellness center
Each item on the list you complete gives you a chance to win in our monthly drawing.
Complete 20 of the items in 2020 and you are eligible to be in the drawing for the grand prize, which will be awarded to one winner in January 2021.
The prize for each monthly drawing will be announced on social media and may be different each month.
The GRAND prize will be a treasure trove of gifts from our local businesses. More details will be shared about this at a later date.
Participants Get One Entry for Every Item Completed
For each entry:
Post a selfie or pic of you at the business on Instagram or Facebook.
Tag us @discoverdaviecounty.
Tag the company (or use its hashtag).
If the item you are completing is leaving a review:
Create a post or share your status about leaving the review on Google or Facebook.
Tag us @discoverdaviecounty.
Tag the business you left a review for (or use their hashtag).
Bonus Points for our A+ Students
Get an extra entry when you also “check-in” at the location on Instagram or Facebook.
Get an additional entry when you leave a comment with any sunshine emoji on one of our social media posts.
This Stuff is Important Too
We are going to track your entries when you tag us @discoverdaviecounty
If you have not used the # for the business or tagged them using their handle (@____ ), you will get a message on social media reminding you to add/edit your post so that your entry will count
You will get one entry each time you complete an item on our Discover 20 in 2020 List
On the 30th of every month, we will randomly choose one winner. One name will be drawn from those who complete one (or more) items from our list.
Each entry is one chance to win, but you must complete 20 items from the list by December 31, 2020, to be eligible for the grand prize drawing. (Note: you do not have to do all 50 to be entered to win – just chose the 20 you want to do from the list of 50 items)
A winner will be randomly selected and will be contacted on social media. The winner must respond to us within two days, or we will draw a new winner.
Families can participate and work as a team to complete the 20 items, but the winner of the grand prize must be 21.
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We don’t want to miss any of your messages, questions, or tags, so follow us on Instagram and Facebook, and may the odds be ever in your favor!