Mocksville has two free community events this Saturday sure to please family members of all ages — the Daniel Boone Family Festival and KidsFest!
Daniel Boone Family Festival
On Saturday, May 4th from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Historic Davie will host the Daniel Boone Family Festival in Historic Downtown Mocksville. Featuring local artisans, historic reenactors, Fort Dobbs, historical tours throughout the county, food, contests, and live music, and a kids area with free inflatables and balloon artistry, there’s something for everyone at the all-day event which runs from 10 a.m – 5 p.m. The festival ends at 5 p.m. but the entertainment continues until 8:30 p.m. at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater.
Daniel Boone spent nearly 25 years in the Yadkin Valley area, and two of the three tours revolve around landmarks associated with the Boone clan. The big attraction for Boone buffs are the tours that run at 10:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and again at 2:15 p.m. Tours are $5 and are provided by bus or van.
The last tour, which departs at 1:15 p.m., takes visitors to the River Park at the Bull Hole; Veach’s Muster Ground; Revolutionary War hero Richmond Pearson‘s gravesite; and the Historic Zachary Holt House and Village Museum of Cooleemee, both of which have exhibits centered around the area’s once-booming textile industry.
Rounding out the historic flavor of the festival will be the presence of reenactors from Fort Dobbs in Statesville. Fort Dobbs re-enactors (Fort Dobbs was the site of a battle between settlers and Cherokee warriors in 1760.)
Beginning at 12:30 p.m., enjoy free live performances by His and Hers ( Americana, folk, and country); Flying Saucers (Songs from the ’50s and ’60s), Jukebox Rehab (Country); and HEADLINER – Mean Mary James! (Country, Folk, Americana).
Don’t miss the Frozen T-Shirt and Hula Hoop Contests at Junker’s Mill at 4 p.m. These fun and hilarious events will have contestants pulling, stretching, whacking and otherwise abusing frozen t-shirts to see who can get theirs completely on first, and wildly gyrating to see who can keep their hoop spinning the longest. Registration on the day of the festival at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Stage.
Alcoholic beverages and water can be purchased at Junker’s Mill (no coolers please). Food will be available for purchase at the food court.
KidsFest: Fun for the Whole Family
KidsFest will be held Saturday, May 4th from 10 a.m.until 2 p.m. at the Brock Gym and Masonic Picnic Grounds located at 644 North Main Street in Mocksville.
This free community event is sponsored by Smart Start of Davie County in conjunction with Davie County Recreation and Parks and Davie Family YMCA and will occur rain or shine. The goal of KidsFest is to provide a fun day of learning for children and to raising awareness for the services and activities available to families of young children in Davie County. KidsFest is a community collaboration with 23 agencies participating this year!
All events at KidsFest are free, but registration at the Smart Start table is required. While you are there, sign-up to win two tickets to Wet N Wild Emerald Point water park (Sunday-Friday) during 2019 season. Smart Start will be giving away free T-shirts, books, and toothbrushes, while supplies last, to young children attending the event at the Smart Start table inside the gym. Each family will also receive a canvas tote bag filled with free items from attending agencies.
New attractions this year are the Kidpower Safety Bus and a Be Active Kids session. Kids of all ages will enjoy the excitement of BLOCK Fest, inflatable games and slide, a magic show and balloon art, face painting, bunnies, a fire truck and much more. The Davie Family YMCA and Davie County Recreation and Parks will offer several activities for children and the Senior Boogie Brigade Dancers and all-county elementary school chorus will perform.