Experience Small Town Rural Charm In Stokes County, NC

Leaves of yellow, auburn, red, and brown remain for your leaf peeping enjoyment. The season is still perfect to experience why Stokes County ROCKS your Autumn. Cast a reel at the Hanging Rock Lake, sit back to admire the colorful array reflecting onto the water, as you catch the largest trout of a recent re-stock. Support local food banks this holiday season by attending “Soup in a Bowl” held annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, this year on November 23rd. A unique event hosted by Stokes Arts, where attendees will receive their very own handcrafted pottery bowl, donated by local artist, and enjoy their choice of soup at Hanging Rock Bath House.

After a day of play in the more comfortable late autumn air, venture out into the local downtown shops and galleries, to experience small town shopping and charm. The Town of Walnut Cove, is an antiquing destination, home to one of the largest two story Antique Malls in the area – The Just Plain Country Store. Enjoy music and festivals at the new Cove Square through late fall. The annual Just Plain Country Festival packs the street with over 70 food trucks and vendors of repurposed or antique items on November 9th. 

The Arts Place of Stokes, in Historic Downtown Danbury, is home to a multi-purpose arts, music, theatre, educational event venue. Featuring a local retail Art Market, representing over 125 artisans from Stokes County and the Piedmont-Triad. Inside you will find many locally crafted gift ideas for the holidays. November kicks off with a “Wood To Art” showcase of some of the most talented wood workers living in Stokes County, including Aaron & Sarah Gibbons, Matt Parker, Stephen Honeycutt, Chris David, and local custom furniture designers – Mark & Angela Mabe of “March Kegend”. On Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday, shoppers will receive free gift bags or gift cards to the first 25 customers.

Meander downtown streets and shops of the City of King, including GypsyJayde Boutique open on Black Friday at 8:00am offering 10% off a $50 or 20% off a $100 purchase. Welcome the newest affordable boutique clothing shop on the block, Charli Rose & Co., find unique southern charm at Southern Charm & Co. on Shop Small Saturday take 20% off storewide. Don’t forget local favorite Dalton’s Crossing for a wide selection of fall and winter styles, accessories, and jewelry – check their website for Black Friday and Shop Small specials. 

The perfect mountain getaway, closer than you think. Experience hiking trails, waterfalls, rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, fishing and more. Enjoy a leisurely float down the Dan River by canoe, kayak, paddleboard, or tube. www.hangingrock.com