Festivals & EventsFestivals & Events

Dobson is host to many fun-filled festivals and events that everyone can enjoy, and only a short drive from other festivals around Surry County. From old time fiddle music, to great wines, and family fun, celebrations in Surry are a sure way to have a great time and make some lifelong memories.

March 25th-26th, 2017 - Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention - The Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention is an annual event including two days of activities celebrating Surry County's rich heritage of old time music.  The convention hosts a variety of events, including a square dance, adult and youth individual instrument, folk song, band contests, raffles, and much more!  Click here for more information.  

March 25th, 2017 - YVEDDI 5K & 10K - Both of these road races begin and end at the beautiful Dobson Square Park in downtown Dobson.  

April 21st-22nd, 2017 - Dobson Spring Folly - Come enjoy this 2 day street festival that features great music, plenty of great food and entertainment, carnival rides, and several vendors.  Come out and enjoy the spring weather! Download our Vendor Application and rules here. 

April  - November 2017 - Dobson Farmer's Market - Come enjoy locally grown products at the Dobson Farmer's Market every Thursday from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  The market will be held at Dobson Square Park in Downtown Dobson!  Please come out and support our local farmers!

May 12th-  Family Fun Night-  Opening day for the Splash Pad at Dobson Square Park!  Friday evening there will be free entertainment and children activities followed by our first outdoor movie of the season beginning at dark!

May 20th, 2017 Running The Vines 5 K & 10 K - This fun and scenic event takes place at Shelton Vineyards!  Click here for more information or here to register. 

May 20th, 2017 Yadkin Valley Wine Festival Held just a short 15 minute drive away from Dobson at Elkin Municipal Park in Elkin, NC, the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival is held the 3rd Saturday of every May. This is a celebration of all the great wines made in the Yadkin Valley. It’s open for everyone to enjoy, including families with children. This great event not only features award-winning regional wines but craft vendors, music, and fun activities for kids - including the always popular grape stomping!

June 10th, 2017- Free Concert in the Park- Come join us for an evening of fun at Dobson Square Park! The Nashville based rock group Maradeen will be performing at 6:00.  Food and beer will be available for purchase!

November 30th, 2017 Christmas Tree Lighting- The Tree lighting will take place at Dobson Square Park. Festivities will begin at 6:00 and the tree will be lit at 6:30. Special appearance by Santa Claus!

December 2nd, 2017 - Dobson Christmas Parade  - The only Christmas parade around where you can see dancing horses and candy is still thrown along with traditional favorites like floats, tractors, cars, public safety vehicles, and more!  The parade occurs on Main Street between Surry Community College and Town Hall.  


There's always something exciting happening at Shelton Vineyards! To find out more on the events listed below, visit the Shelton Vineyards website.