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Folk Art & Fiddles

Old Time Music Getaway: Where to Stay

Book three nights in one of Mount Airy's pleasant accommodations so each night you have a room. Here is a complete list of Surry County accommodations.

Start At The Andy Griffith Playhouse

Begin your journey Thursday evening in Mount Airy, where folks come to play, sing, dance and listen to the weekly Thursday Night Jam Session.

The History of NC Mountain Music

Friday morning, check out the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. Among numerous exhibits are the history of Old-time music legend Tommy Jarrell and the Donna Fargo Collection. The Collection includes stage outfits, photographs, records and other memorabilia of the Grammy Award winning country music star.

North Carolina Artists, Galleries and Eateries

After lunch at one of the quaint diners in Mount Airy's historic district, stop in The Gallery Group just around the corner to view works of local artists. Then, make your way to downtown Elkin to visit a host of one-of-a-kind shops and galleries, including the Yadkin Valley Craft Guild's Gallery Shop. Dine at one of Elkin's fine restaurants for dinner. Here's a complete list of places to eat in Surry County.

If you are fortunate enough to visit Elkin on a seasonal Fourth Friday, spend the evening hours strolling down the blocked off Main Street and enjoy live music as you browse the open-late shops and galleries.

Local Jam Sessions in Mount Airy

Saturday morning, visit Mount Airy's Historic Earle Theatre and Old Time Music Heritage Hall for a 90-minute Old-time music jam session featuring some of the mountain area's local pickers.

After lunch, take a scenic drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax, VA. Spend the afternoon touring the Center's exhibits, which trace the history of American roots music, and hiking one of the Center's outdoor trails.

Finish off the evening by relaxing to a concert at the Blue Ridge Music Center's outdoor amphitheater.

Head home the next morning or spend your Sunday enjoying the other many wonders of Surry County. Here is a full list of Surry attractions!.

Upcoming Events

Come enjoy the Christmas Lights in Pilot Mountain!
Make plans to attend a FREE Children's Craft Class at the Mount Airy Public Library!