Welcome to the 40th annual Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival


On behalf of the Yadkin Arts Council, we are pleased to present the 40th Annual Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival. We pride ourselves in being the longest running annual festival in the Yadkin Valley. Historically the festival takes place on the third Saturday in September.

As an outdoor festival, we are always at the mercy of Mother Nature. In 2004, Hurricane Ivan almost put a damper on the festival. Nonetheless, we welcomed over 10,000 folks to downtown Yadkinville that year. Last year we had a wonderful day weather wise, and the festival drew a crowd estimated at 15,000.

The festival will encompass most of the downtown streets in Yadkinville. A host of vendors, demonstrations, kids’ entertainment, and much, much more will line both sides of the streets. There will continuous entertainment on the outdoor stage by the Arts Center, with shaded seating for those who come early.

Each year, our goal is to update the festival with new and interesting offerings. At the same time, we try to maintain its flavor and appeal, making this a very special day for our citizens. Last year we revamped the festival layout to make it more “user friendly.” This year, we are adding an entirely new kids’ entertainment area with different rides, and much more.

At some point you are bound to get hungry. We have you covered with our mega food court, located at the intersection of Elm and Jackson streets. There will also be plenty of sheltered seating conveniently located right next to the food vendors. Here you can relax under a shade tent and enjoy your meal. Or, if you just need a little resting time, this is the ideal place to sit down and catch your breath.

The 40th Annual Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. We hope that you will make plans to be a part of the fun and excitement. It is truly a day to celebrate life in Yadkin County. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Yadkin Arts Council at 336-679-2941.

John Willingham

President of the Yadkin Arts Council

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