Elkin Trails Boogie Festival 2014

Elkin Trails Boogie Festival

Elkin Valley Trails Associations annual fund raiser at The Liberty in Elkin. Located in historical downtown Elkin at 222 E Main Street, you’ll have a free night of fantastic music by The Jeweltones, eat great BBQ and dance the night away!

Elkin, North Carolina is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are centrally located between Mount Airy and Charlotte, Boone and Winston-Salem, along Interstate-77, only 20 minutes away from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Stone Mountain State Park. Our quaint historical downtown is situated along the Yadkin River with shopping and restaurants.
Nearby, Elkin Municipal Park has a community center with 8 tennis courts and a pool, walking trails along Big Elkin Creek, a children’s playground, a softball field, and basket ball courts. Residents and visitors alike enjoy beautiful Cedarbrook Country Club golf course nearby for a leisurely game of golf. Hiking and biking trails are scattered throughout town and paddlers enjoy docking and camping in Elkin at Crater Park, downtown.

Elkin is a town in Surry and Wilkes counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina, along the Yadkin River. Elkin shares its name with the surrounding township of Elkin Township. The population was 4,001 at the 2010 census

Elkin Trails Boogie festival 2014 in NC
Elkin Trails Boogie festival 2014 in North Carolina

Elkin has 6 wineries within our town along with dozens more in the Yadkin Valley Wine Region. Have you heard our saying, “20 tasting rooms within 20 miles”?…well it’s true and that number grows every day! Elkin has the #1 rated Fairfield Inn in the region, and lots of cozy cabin rentals minutes from downtown, numerous spas, gorgeous venues for weddings, and annual events that bring our downtown alive (Cruise events, Tour de Yadkin, Fiddlers by the River, Yadkin Valley Wine Festival in the spring and the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival in the fall ). We’ve been the starting point and host city for Cycle North Carolina “Mountains to the Coast”, which brings over 900 cyclists to Elkin for the weekend and we are a newly designated trail town for the NC Mountain to Sea Trial. We also offer Civil War and Revolutionary War markers and section of The Overmountain Victory Trail runs through town.
Elkin has a municipal airport with ground transportation available, only minutes away from downtown.

Elkin had the biggest cruising community on the east coast during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. USA Today once featured Elkin and its cruisers on the front page of the national news paper. However, a crackdown by local police in the late 1990s completely wiped out the once-vibrant weekend cruising scene leaving downtown Elkin deserted on weekend nights.

On Saturday, October 10, 2009, cruising life returned to downtown Elkin for the first time in almost 20 years. A fundraiser was held to raise money to restore the historic Reeves Theater in downtown Elkin. For a $5 donation, participants would be given a decal for their car and then be allowed cruise the former downtown cruising loop. Many people both young and old participated, with many parents who were cruisers in their younger days bringing their children out to show them how fun downtown Elkin used to be.
In 2012, Cruise! events became a summertime monthly event and continue each year. Cruise events involve parking along Main Street as well as cruising around the downtown streets. Events are scheduled May through August each year. Many shops and restaurants stay open for the crowds. The event starts around 3 pm and lasts till around 9 pm. For information and other events downtown, go to www.downtownelkin.com.

Festival Genre: Music festival

Top events at the festival: The Jewletones

Best words to describe the celebration: Fun, music, dance, BBQ, trails

Address of festival:
222 E Main Street
Elkin, North Carolina, 28621
United States

Expected Attendance: 400

Official festival Website: www.whatsupinElkinNC.com

Festival / event start date: June 5, 2014

Openings for vendors still available to purchase?: No

Referred By: http://festivals4fun.com/submit-your-festival-event-to-our-list-by-answering-10-questions-describing-your-event/

Experience Elkin!
The Town of Elkin was recently honored as the 2013 “Great Place in the Making” for our historical downtown’s new designation of Trail Town and its bustling hub of entertainment venues, along with its resurgence of businesses and potential heritage trails center in the Main Street district. Many plans are in the making… stay tuned for more updates!
For more information on the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association and their 2013 “Great Places” awards, please visit the North Carolina State Fair page.

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