Find Your Trail At Elkin’s NC Trail Days Festival

Surry County, North Carolina

Join us this Spring for the fourth annual North Carolina Trail Days Festival, a multi-day festival celebrating the great outdoors, the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST), and our local trails with activities and adventures all weekend long! The festival kicks off Thursday, June 1st, and runs through Sunday, June 4th.

This year’s 2023 festival, which coincides with National Trails Days, also celebrates what the State of North Carolina has declared as “The Year of the Trails”. This designation, along with our Festival’s inclusion of the surrounding Trail Towns such as Jonesville, Stone Mountain, and Pilot Mountain, make this year’s celebration an event not to miss.

Originally started four years ago as the brainchild of the Elkin Valley Trails Association (EVTA), our Festival celebrates the extensive hiking, rafting, running and horse back riding trails through our region in the western Foothills in the Yadkin Valley wine region of North Carolina. Bring your bikes, boats and boots, to enjoy the weekend as a trail enthusiast on our many trails in the area.

We have plenty of exciting things for you to enjoy during the festival weekend…..including guided hikes, self-guided hikes, paddles, floats, documentary films on our Trails and Rivers in NC, a BBQ dinner, 5K races, an Arts and History Trail, outdoor-oriented exhibitors and non-profits, kid’s events, tons of live music, food trucks, beer and wine, and so much more!

Even if you’ve enjoyed this Festival in the past years, come out and enjoy our new Trail additions and extensions, as well an another amazing opportunity to soak up the sun while sharing this Festival with fellow supporters and advocates of our great Trails in NC. To that point, we are officially opening a new Trail that weekend with the help of NC Dignitaries to help us cut the ribbon. This is a big deal!

With your participation, and that of our local town and neighbors, as well as ‘Explore Elkin’ which along with other generous supporters of our many of the Festival’s activities, continues to make this Festival an ongoing annual event.

SO- Blaze a Trail this Spring in Elkin, NC at our fourth annual North Carolina Trail Days Festival. The four-day event takes place June 1-4, 2023. We’ll see you there!

Elkin is at the confluence of three great trails…the NC Mountains to Sea Trail, the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, and the Yadkin River Paddle Trail.