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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival

Event/Site: Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival

Date: Third Saturday in September, 9:00am—5:00pm.

Type: Daylong street festival featuring regional crafts, music, and food.

Location: Downtown Yadkinville. (205 S. Jackson St., Yadkinville, NC 27055) From Winston-Salem, take 421 North. Exit Yadkinville Exit and turn right at stoplight onto Highway 601 N. and drive 1 ½ miles into downtown Yadkinville.US 601 North is the same as North State Street in Yadkinville.

Parking: Free. Accessible for bus tours.

Special Needs Access: Venue is accessible.

Signage: Sign at location, not en route.

Sponsor: Yadkin Arts Council


 Mike Orsillo
 Yadkin Arts Council
 PO Box 667
 Yadkinville, NC27055
 Phone: (336) 679-2941
 Fax: (336) 677-3962

Description of Event: Festival includes regional food, crafts, an entertainment stage, tractor show, and family fun. The entertainment stage features regional musicians performing bluegrass, gospel, blues, and beach music, as well as cloggers and an open-mic session.

History of Site/Event:The festival began in 1977.

Description of Site/Facility: Downtown Yadkinville’s Courthouse square is the site of the event. The festival takes place on several streets surrounding this square. These streets are closed for the duration of the event to accommodate the activities.

Significance of Site/Event to the Community:This is a longstanding event in Yadkinville that celebrates this agricultural county’s harvest and the onset of the fall foliage season.It’s an opportunity to celebrate local culture, have fun, and to raise money for local charities.

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