The kids are back in school, temperatures are starting to go down and fall is on the way. Throughout Yadkin County, the autumn season will be celebrated with all sorts of festivals and events.
The 42nd annual Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival was planned for this weekend, but in light of the weather reports which indicate Yadkin County will feel the impacts of Hurricane Florence, the festival has been postponed. The Harvest Fest is now planned for Sept. 29. Food and craft vendors as well as live music and plenty of fun for the kids will be on the agenda for the day.
The Yadkin Arts Council has a full list of events this fall including Billy McGuigan’s Rock Legends, a concert feature classic rock hits from decades past, slated for Sept. 22.
To get everyone in a spooky spirit in advance of Halloween, the Yadkin Arts Council will present “Little Shop of Horrors” Oct. 11-14. The annual Lip Sync Battle fundraiser at the arts council is scheduled for Oct. 26. Details for the annual Halloween on the Plaza at the arts council will be announced soon.
For more details on events hosted by the Yadkin Arts Council or to purchase tickets, visit www.yadkinarts.org.
The town of Boonville’s Hot Rods and Food Trucks event with a special Kids Night Out celebration that was slated for Monday has been postponed to Oct 15. The event will take place, weather permitting, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Boonville.
BJs Fry Shack will bring its classic American food on wheels to town. El Tauro also will be setting up at the crossroads selling quesadillas and tacos. Boonville Elementary School will be selling hot dogs. The Boonville Business and Downtown Development Association is partnering with Chick-fil-A Mount Airy to sell Chick-fil-A sandwiches for $4.25. Mid-Town Gas n Grill and the Boonville Restaurant will offer 10 percent off the night of the event for the cruisers. The Green Mesa Blueberry Farm will be selling blueberry smoothies, and Polar Bears Shaved Ice from Statesville will be selling shaved ice.
“Join in on all the fun as we will have a Kids Zone for Kids Night Out,” said Town Administrator Sarah Harris. “The Kid Zone will feature a bouncy house, a bouncy slide and more. Five dollar wrist bands will be available for purchase, which allows your child to bounce and slide the night away. The first 50 kids to check in at the town of Boonville tent will receive a goody bag for the evening, courtesy of the Boonville Business and Downtown Development Association. Also in attendance will be the cow from Chick-fil-A Mount Airy from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Andy the Armadillo from Texas Roadhouse – Winston-Salem will be making an appearance from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will be handing out kids meal passes.
“Along with the Kid Zone, there will be our Community Market,” Harris added. “Come on out and enjoy fresh and local produce as well as craft and art vendors. Vendors signed up for the market include: A Touch of Grace and Beauty, Hunter Farms Family Produce & Beef, Shari’s Bakery, Hollyridge Family Camp Ground, Shallowford Farms Popcorn, Barn to Yarn, Ragapple Lassie Vineyard, LuLaRoe Style NC, Susan Shore with her children’s books and Penny Belk’s Scentsy products.”
Cruisers at the Hot Rods and Food Trucks event may stop by the town of Boonville tent to register their car and pick up a goody bag. Raffle tickets will be sold, a $1 for one ticket or $5 for seven tickets.
For more information, contact the town at 336-367-7941, option 3.
The town also will host its fourth annual community yard sale on Oct. 5 and 6. The fee will be waived for yard sale permits for Boonville residents.
In addition to setting up yard sales at residential properties, the Boonville Business and Downtown Development Association has a limited number of spots open in the downtown area for $10 for a 10-by-20-foot spot. Although the yard sale fee is waived for this weekend, participants need to register their yard sale location with the Boonville Business & Downtown Development Association. Visit http://boonvillenc.com/news/4th-annual-community-yard-sale-october-5th-and-6th to download the registration form. For more information, contact Debbie Cooper at 336-250-7134.
Boonville will celebrate Halloween with its third annual Boo Bash on Oct. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Boonville Business and Downtown Development Association, Inc. (BBDDA), the Boo Bash will be a fun, safe, family-oriented event with trick-or-treating for the children at the downtown businesses. Green balloons will indicate if a business is participating. In addition to trick or treating, there will be games, face painting, a bouncy house, a cake walk, a costume contest for children and adults and more in the town square. BJs Fry Shack will be set up. Proceeds from the event will benefit the BBDDA, a 501(c)(3) organization, and be reinvested back into the community. For more information, call Debbie Cooper at 336-250-7134.
The final Cruise Night is slated for Sept. 27 with plenty of classic cars and more on display in downtown East Bend. Vendors and local non-profit groups will be on hand for the event as well. A special presentation is expected to take place with donations being presented to local groups. The Cruise Night event was organized by Mark Hobson with support for multiple local businesses.
The first and second events were a big success, and Hobson said he hopes to see the event continue next year.
For more information on the event, find the East Bend Cruise Night page on Facebook. To support the event, purchase a T-shirt or for more information, contact Hobson at 336-813-1258.
Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-518-3049 or on Twitter and Instagram @RippleReporterK.