By Jeanna Baxter White
Enjoy a full day of free fun for the entire family during the annual Oaks Festival on Saturday, October 12th, from 10 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. in historic downtown Mocksville. From 10- 5 p.m., dozens of vendors will feature unique handcrafted and gift items. There will be food vendors and lots of free kids’ activities. Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater will feature free live music from 12:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Crafts, food, and the kids’ area will be set up along Main St. and run down Depot St. leading to Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater.
Crafts, Christmas Specialties, and Unique Items for Sale
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.
If you have a hand-crafted talent and passion, download the 2019 Oaks Festival Vendor Application today. Four slots are still available!!
Inflatables, Magic Show, and Pumpkin Decorating for the Kids
Kids will enjoy the inflatables, as well as “decorate your own pumpkin” assisted by the Junior Civitans. Captain Jim Magic will do magic as he walks about town on stilts.
Fun Fair-style Food
Road Dawgs will be selling hotdogs and fries of all kinds, cheesesteaks, and more. Burgers, chicken tenders, polish sausages, and drinks will also be available. For dessert or a snack, enjoy shaved ice from Southern Ice or grab a funnel cake, pretzels, popcorn, and some lemonade.
Bring Your Lawn Chair and Enjoy Free Concerts – Live Music All Day!
The music starts at 12:30 and continues until 8:30 p.m. at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Stage, 107 S. Salisbury St. BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR AND NO COOLERS, PLEASE. Water, wine, and alcohol will be available for sale at Junker’s Mill, and food vendors will be at the top of the hill on Depot Street.
The Mystery Hillbillies kick off the fun with rousing rockabilly at 12:30; The King Bees will continue the fun with Blues and American Roots-style music at 2:15; the Triad’s oldest boy band, The Pop Guns, will make you dance and giggle at 4:15 and get on your feet for Trial By Fire: A Journey Tribute Band headlines at 6:15!
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 the Factory Coffeehouse on the Square (hand-crafted coffee drinks, smoothies, and sodas), Restaurant 101 (delicious sandwiches and entrees), O’Callahan’s (Irish eatery & pub) or Scoops (ice cream). Within easy walking distance, you’ll find Deano’s Barbecue and La Vita Bella (authentic Italian).
For more information about the free Oaks Festival or to become a vendor, 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.