“Fest Your Eyes” On Stokes County For Festival Season

Stokes County, NC.

Festival season returns as the longest running festival in Stokes County, “Stokes Stomp” marks its 47th year along banks of the mighty Dan River on September 11th. A new festival for fall arrives the following weekend along Main Street in Walnut Cove as “FallFest” is born from successes of “SpringFest”. October brings back KingFest in King and in November don’t miss the annual Just Plain Country Festival in Walnut Cove.

In its 47th year the Stokes Stomp Festival on the Dan is set to entertain, educate, and showcase some of the finest arts, crafts, foods and items from local and regional vendors.  Town of Danbury’s Stomp Parade ushers in an action packed single day event, on Saturday, September 11th at 10:00am. Upon conclusion of the parade, three local high school bands kick off an entertainment lineup filled with local and statewide musicians and songwriters. The 2021 line up will have you clogging, two stepping, and flat footin’ near the stage, dance acts and award winning clogging groups show attendees how it’s done. Moratock Park, located in a horseshoe of the Dan River, will be filled with more than 80 vendors of arts, crafts, information, food trucks, and more.  Fun for the entire family with face painting, caricatures, woodworking and pottery demonstrations. You’ll be Stompin’ to your hearts content while waiting for the annual Rubber Ducky Regatta to take on the mighty Dan.

On the following weekend meander Main Street Walnut Cove as you explore over 100 vendors lining the street.  The Cove Group introduces a new annual event “FallFest” on September 18th from 2:00 – 7:00pm.  Food, Art and Craft Vendors make up this family friendly event also featuring music in four areas and activities for kids.

KingFest, the annual fall festival held in the City of King, features community organizations, vendors, arts, crafts, food trucks, local heritage area, kid zone, music line up on the Amphitheater and Heritage music stage, as well as the area’s largest Classic Car Cruise In. Bring your classic car, friends, family, or talent and take part in KingFest on Saturday, October 2nd.

After a day of play in the more comfortable late autumn air, venture out into 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 around – The Just Plain Country Store. Don’t miss another annual event – Just Plain Country festival on November 10th as Main Street is lined with over 70 vendors, food trucks, entertainment and more. 

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