Enjoy a full day of free fun for the entire family during the annual Oaks Festival on Saturday, October 9th, from 10 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. in historic downtown Mocksville. There will be something for everyone: handcrafted goods, art, and food vendors, lots of free kids’ activities, and live concerts all day.
Crafts, food, and the kids’ area will be set up along Main Street and run down West Depot Street leading to the entertainment area and outdoor stage.
Start your Christmas shopping early, or buy a little something special for yourself as you enjoy the crafts, Christmas specialties, and other original items for sale. Find that “one-of-a-kind” piece of pottery, stained glass, or unique item made from reclaimed wood, or jumpstart your fall decorating with pumpkins, flowers, and handcrafted wreaths and decorations.
Kids will enjoy the inflatable slide and soccer challenge, ring toss game, face painting, and balloon animals by Michael Decker. Paint a rock and make a necklace with Cognition Davie, blow bubbles with the Girl Scouts, and decorate a pumpkin to take home assisted by the staff of the Davie High student newspaper.
A Pinch of Soul will be selling southern comfort foods like fried chicken and macaroni and cheese. Hands of Hope will be selling hamburgers and hotdogs. For dessert or a snack, enjoy shaved ice from Southern Ice.
The music starts at 1:30 and continues until 8:00 p.m. at the mobile stage at the end of West Depot. BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR AND NO COOLERS, PLEASE. Food and beverages will be available from vendors at the top of the hill on Depot Street.
Mel Jones & His Bag O’Bones will kick off the fun with a little rhythm and blues at 1:30; Down the Mountain with His & Hers will keep the good times rolling with their down-home blend of Americana/folk music at 3:30; and headliner Phatt City will have you clapping, tapping and dancing as they perform a musical smorgasbord of beach, R & B, soul, blues, and Motown from 6-8 p.m.
If you have not shopped or dined in downtown Mocksville recently, this would be a great day to stop in and find out what you have been missing. Visit with some of our friendly shop owners and shop at the local stores along Main Street. Dine at one of our delightful eateries including Restaurant 101 (delicious sandwiches and entrees), O’Callahan’s (Irish eatery & pub) Deano’s Barbecue, La Vita Bella (authentic Italian), the Factory Coffeehouse (hand-crafted coffee drinks, smoothies, sandwiches, and sodas), or Scoops (ice cream).
Please use COVID-safe practices. Masks are recommended when possible.
For more information about the free Oaks Festival, please call Tami Langdon at 336.753.6705 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see a listing of all of downtown Mocksville’s upcoming events visit MocksvilleNC.org.