As summer fades into golden autumn…our thoughts turn to all things fall-ish. But Fall in Davie County is much more than just pumpkin spice season!
Here we make the most of these last warm days. Our towns are full of lively entertainment and healthy outdoor activities that we are happy to share with you.
Be part of the fun at our local festivals, where you will discover great food, music, and amusement for kids and grown-ups. Step into history and explore the charms of historic downtown Mocksville with a walking tour. Walk, run, and bike as you explore the quaint towns, nature trails, vineyards, fields, and country roads of beautiful Davie County.
Annual Not-to-Miss Events
People come from all around for the Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival. Voted the Best North Carolina Festival in 2019 by Carolina Country readers, the festival features the best in Bluegrass bands and family fun. Visit their website to learn about the musical lineup, food vendors, and kid’s activities.
An annual Tour of Farmington is a cycling event in the Farmington historic district. This 13-23-43-63 mile bike event is hosted by the Farmington Community Center, and your ticket price includes breakfast, lunch, plus miles of lovely scenery and open country roads.
There is nothing like a fall festival. The Farmington Fall Fest celebrates the season with music, vendors, an antique tractor show, hayrides, and a 5K and kids fun run. The event showcases local musicians and the creativity of the Davie County artistic community. You can view and purchase original artwork and handicrafts by North Carolina artists!
The Oaks Festival is an October experience with something for everyone. Artisans and local artists will be there. Shop for quality handcrafted goods and even Christmas items for early holiday shopping! Food vendors will be there (of course), and there will be free kids’ activities and live entertainment throughout Main Street in downtown Mocksville.
Don’t miss the Superhero Sprint and the Main Street 5K. Cheer on the runners or register to participate as we celebrate the community and the many heroes who make a difference. Children from 2-12 will have a chance to transform into their favorite heroes and sprint down the center of Main Street! The first 100 registrants get both a race bib AND a superhero cape! The Main Street 5K includes the race, awards, and post-race celebration. See the race route and register at the website. Then, follow Main Street Racing on Facebook for updates.
We are always excited about the Fall bloom and the Sunflower Maze at The Fields at Sunflower Trail! They have U-pick flowers (zinnias, cosmos, sunflowers), so bring your bucket and clippers. They will have pumpkins, T-shirts and more. This pet and family-friendly maze is even open to professional photographers who may want to grab shots with the fields of flowers as a backdrop!
September also marks the Muscadine and Scuppernong harvest. Check out the Visit NC Farms App for where to pick your own!
Agritourism in Davie County, NC
Fun events at Koren Farms pump up our fall, so follow them on Facebook to track when to visit the Alpacas, watch a movie, wait for the Great Pumpkin, and celebrate the Day of the Dead with Coco. Other activities include hayrides, a pumpkin patch, and a fun kids’ area.
Skybrooke Farm in Mocksville is a family-run farm you can visit any time. It’s simple to set up appointments right on their website. They raise sheep and alpacas and even have a llama. They can tailor a learning experience for your family or small group and even host parties. Fall is the perfect time to see a demonstration, pet the animals, and learn more about their wool, yarn, and fiber arts, or purchase the quality yarns made from their sheep.
- After Oct. 1st, Photos Only: Sunflower Maze
- Sun. Oct. 15: Dragway Show & Swap Meet
- Sat., Oct. 21: Farmington Fall Fest
- Sat., Oct. 14: The Oaks Festival
- Oct. & Nov. Events: Koren Farms
- Sat., Oct. 21: Fall Market at RayLen
- Sat., Oct. 27: Hallowine at Raylen
- Sat., Oct. 28: Main St. 5K & Super Hero Sprint
- Fri. & Sat., Nov. 10th & 11th: Craft Village
- Follow for More Events: Discover Davie
Vineyards & Wineries to Visit
Be sure you check the RayLen Vineyards & Winery, Dove Vine Beverage, and Lazy Elm websites for how to schedule a tasting. Follow them on social media so you don’t miss seeing the latest fall events at those beautiful venues. Our Davie County vineyards boast award-winning wines and are places where we can enjoy activities as simple as a quiet picnic or wine tasting or as exciting as live music and dancing.
Davie County History
The great fall weather is the perfect time to put on your sneakers and take the Historic Mocksville Walking Tour. It’s simple to stop by the chamber, pick up your guide, and hit the streets of this small town to learn more about the history and architecture of the area. While you are out and about, you won’t want to miss Instagrammable moments at our murals. Stop at Depot Street for a visual history lesson and grab pics at The Station’s Greetings Mural, and at other picturesque spots along the way.