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Friday, September 16, 2011

Rock the Block

Rock the Block has turned into a celebration of the rebirth of downtown and the wrapup party of the summer in Winston-Salem: Rock the Block 2011! Now in its 10th remarkable year, this event, supported by the City of Winston-Salem and Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership returns on Saturday, September 17 to Fourth Street Downtown from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m..

Already on tap is plenty of entertainment such as live music, including rock 'n' roll, beach, smooth jazz, bluegrass, country, contemporary Christian on five stages along Fourth Street between Poplar to Liberty.

Visit for details and the pre-Rock the Block party on Friday evening, September 16.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Festive Indoor Container Gardens

Teresa Myers, one of the owners of Myers Greenhouse, will demonstrate how to create festive container gardens for the holiday season. She will also discuss the care and maintenance of indoor container gardens.

Event LocationArboretum at Tanglewood Park (Arboretum Office)
4061 Clemmons Rd
Clemmons, NC 27012

November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ContactRachel Herring at (336) 703-2850

King Fest

KingFest, held annually the first Saturday in October at King Central Park, includes a variety of activities for all ages. Live music performed at the amphitheatre features 50's, oldies, bluegrass and gospel music. Also included in the day's events are arts and crafts, children's activities, a youth fishing tournament, a horseshoe pitching tournament, community-prepared country food, heritage demonstrations, miniature train rides, a classic cruise-in car show, kids' Olympics, a corn hole tournament, contests and prize drawings. Admission and parking are free, and parking is adequate for bus tours.​fest.html
Saturday, October 1 · 10:00am - 1:00pm

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Shockley's Old Timey Day



See how an old time farm really works!
Demonstrations and events include antique tractors and engines, plowing with horses, oat and wheat thrashing, oats cut by horse and binder, stacking oats, digging potatoes with horse and plow, soap making, molasses making, kraut making, apple cider making, apple butter making, pottery making, churning butter, quilting, weaving cloth with a loom, corn straw broom making, old time ice cream making, blacksmiths, corn mill and buckwheat flour w/gristmill and many more demos.

Horse drawn wagon rides will be offered.

Local vendors will be selling Products, Crafts and Food. Food will be provided by the Sylvatus Community Church and the Barren Springs Fire Department.

Red Hill General Store will be featuring Collectables, Canning Supplies, Washboards, Lye Soap, Buckets and Tubs, Gardening Tools, Stoneware Crocks and MUCH MORE!

Old time music will be provided during the day and preaching will be held under the tent on Sunday morning at 10 AM. Bring your chairs and come have a good ole' time!

From I-81 take exit 89A to VA-100, go approx 19 miles and turn right onto VA-1101/Worrell Estate Rd., Hillsville, VA.
From I-77 take exit 14 to US-221/US-58 toward Hillsville, continue to follow US-221/US-58 for 2.7 miles, take a slight left at Floyd Pike/US-221 for 1.4 miles, turn left at Sylvatus Hwy/VA-100 for 3.6 miles, turn left at VA-1101/Worrell Estate, Hillsville, VA.

When: Saturday, September 24, 2011 and Sunday, September 25, 2011 starting at 10AM
Rain Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011 and Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 10AM
Admission Fee: $6.00 (children under 10 free and parking is free)
Phone: Mark Shockley (276) 733-4953

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Winston-Salem Community Bike Rides

One of the latest area concepts is the the Winston-Salem Community Bike Ride series. The idea is to gather folks who like cycling, and form a group ride that tours various sectors of the Winston-Salem community. The first ride along the Salem Creek Greenway was held on Sunday, August 28th and had more than 50 riders. The "finish line" was at at Caffe Prada, which kept its doors open late.

Join them every Sunday at 3:00pm beginning September 11th with an new exciting ride along a brand new route. For more information visit the Winston-Salem Community Bike Ride's Facebook page.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Royce’s Bluegrass Jam

Fri, Sept 9 - 6:00 pm – Royce’s Bluegrass Jam on the lawn of Historic Danbury Courthouse, 100 Courthouse Circle in Danbury. This is a free event sponsored by the Foothills Hayride. Food and beverage will be available for purchase at beginning at 6:00 p.m. from Artist Way Bakery and Cafe located at 508 N. Main Street -- across the street from the Historic Danbury Courthouse. Music will begin around 7:00 p.m. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of bluegrass in the park!

Moravian Festival

Food, music, children's activities and lots of uniquely Moravian things to see and do will fill the campus of New Philadelphia Moravian Church, 4440 Country Club Road at the inaugural Moravian Festival, which will take place Saturday September 10.

The festival will feature time-honored Moravian foods as chicken pie, sugar cake and ginger cookies. Sandwiches, snacks and drinks will also be available. Traditional and secular music associated with the Moravian Church will be performed continuously throughout the day by brass bands, choirs, and vocal and instrumental groups. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the festival will include children's activities, such as heritage games and crafts, free pony rides and a petting zoo.

While you're enjoying Lovefeast buns and coffee, don't forget to take in one of the historic re-enactments about Count von Zinzendorf, Bishop Spangenberg and other key figures in the Moravian Church and the settlement of 18th-century North Carolina. You can also browse among the Moravian-inspired gifts such as stars, candles, handmade crafts, music CDs, cookbooks and apparel and learn about how Moravians connect with their community and the world through charitable, spiritual and educational outreach programs. Booths of participating congregations and representatives from the Winston-Salem-based Moravian Music Foundation and Moravian Archives will be on hand to offer more information.

Activities begin, rain or shine, with the Moravian Festival 5k Challenge at 8:00 a.m. followed by the festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Everyone is invited. Festival tickets are available for $1 in advance and $2 the day of the event. For ticket information, go to Net proceeds will be used to support several benevolent causes through the Board of Cooperative Ministries of the Southern Province of the Moravian Church.


While you're there look for our friends, Carolina Copper.  They will be showcasing their beautiful, handcrafted Moravian candles amongst their other copper creations.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

BOOKMARKS Festival of Books

Looking for something to do Saturday, September 10? Why not celebrate reading and all things book-related at BOOKMARKS' annual Festival of Books, which is FREE and runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A great round up of authors from across the country will be on hand in the Downtown Arts District (centered around 6th and Trade Streets).
Among the 40-plus authors scheduled to attend are renowned fiction authors Lisa See, New York Times best-selling author of Dreams of Joy, Shanghai Girls and Snowflower and the Secret Fan (recently released as a major motion picture) and Kimberla Lawson Roby, award-wining author of Secret Obsession and Love, Honor, and Betray.

There will be authors of books for all ages including children's authors Gran'daddy Junebug, Reynolds High grad Dallas Clayton, Henry Neff and Shana Norris. Meet cookbook authors, nonfiction authors of everything from history to sports (including NASCAR and running), attend workshops, keep Junior occupied with kids' activities and discover much, much more.

Visit for a complete list of activities.

Monday, September 5, 2011

New Address

As the Creamery is beng built, we've gotten new address for the farm and store. 

The barn's new address is:
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
3241 Buffalo Creek Farm Road
Germanton, NC 27019
Please note that not all of the online map tools (or GPS units in your car) recognize our new address, so you may need to use our old address (6749 S. Germanton Road, Germanton, NC 27019) for a little while longer.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Fall Lawn Care

Forsyth County Extension Agent Stephen Greer will discuss starting the new lawn as well as maintaining and renovating your existing lawn. You will also learn many techniques such as proper fertilization to improve your lawn. Location: Arboretum Office

September 21st, 2011 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMArboretum at Tanglewood Park
4061 Clemmons Rd
Clemmons, NC 27012

ContactRachel Herring at (336) 703-2850