Festivals & EventsFestivals & Events

Dobson is host to many fun-filled festivals and events that everyone can enjoy, and only a short drive from other festivals around Surry County. From old time fiddle music, to great wines, and family fun, celebrations in Surry are a sure way to have a great time and make some lifelong memories.

April 12th-13th, 2019 - Dobson Spring Folly  Come enjoy this 2 day street festival that features great music, plenty of great food and entertainment, carnival rides, and several vendors.  Come out and enjoy the spring weather! Download our Vendor Application and rules here. 

April 20th, 2019 -  Easter Egg Hunt  Come out to Dobson Square Park for an Easter Egg Hunt put on by Salem Baptist Church

April - October 2019 - Dobson Farmer's Market - Come enjoy locally grown products at the Dobson Farmer's Market every Thursday from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  The market will be held on!  Please come out and support our local farmers!

May 11th, 2019 - Splash Pad Opening Day and Movie Night-  Opening day for the Splash Pad at Dobson Square Park!  Our first outdoor movie of the season begins at dark.  Movie title to be announced!

May 18th, 2019 - Running The Vines 5 K & 10 K - This fun and scenic event takes place at Shelton Vineyards!  Click here for more information or here to register. 

May 18th, 2019 - Yadkin Valley Wine Festival Held just a short 15 minute drive away from Dobson at Elkin Municipal Park in Elkin, NC, the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival is held the 3rd Saturday of every May. This is a celebration of all the great wines made in the Yadkin Valley. It’s open for everyone to enjoy, including families with children. This great event not only features award-winning regional wines but craft vendors, music, and fun activities for kids - including the always popular grape stomping!

June 8th, 2019 - Movie in the Park; Begins at dark, movie to title to be announced

July 13th, 2019 - Movie in the Park; Begins at dark, movie to title to be announced

August 10th, 2019 - Movie in the Park; Begins at dark, movie to title to be announced

September 14th, 2019 - Movie in the Park; Begins at dark, movie to title to be announced

October 5th, 2019 - Latin Fesitval; Join us for a day of great fun, food, and entertainment as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the Latin culture.  

October 31st, 2019 - Halloween Spooktacular; Join us at Dobson Square Park and First Baptist Church as we partner to provide family friendly games, plenty of candy, and free food (provided by Dobson First Baptist Church).  The event is free and we welcome all businesses and residents who want to hand out candy in this safe and friendly environment to do so.   

November 30th, 2019 - Christmas Tree LightingThe Tree lighting will take place at Dobson Square Park. Festivities will begin at 6:00! Be sure to come out and see Santa. 

December 7th, 2019 - Dobson Christmas Parade  - The only Christmas parade around where you can see dancing horses and candy is still thrown along with traditional favorites like floats, tractors, cars, public safety vehicles, and more!  The parade occurs on Main Street between Surry Community College and Town Hall.  


There's always something exciting happening at Shelton Vineyards! To find out more on the events listed below, visit the Shelton Vineyards website.