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 6th-7th, 2018 - Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention - The Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention is an annual event including two days of activities celebrating Surry County's rich heritage of old time music.  The convention hosts a variety of events, including a square dance, adult and youth individual instrument, folk song, band contests, raffles, and much more!  Click here for more information.  

April 20th-21st, 2018 - 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 28th, 2018 - Surry County Schools Mad Dash 5K and Fun Run; for more information, click here

April  - November 2018 - 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 at Dobson Square Park in Downtown Dobson!  Please come out and support our local farmers!

May 12th - 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.  We are showing Coco!

May 19th, 2018 - 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 19th, 2018 - 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!

May 26th, 2018 - Concert and Car Show in the Park; Jason Leake (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

June 2nd, 2018 - Concert in the Park; Salem Baptist Church Praise Band

June 9th, 2018 - Movie in the Park; "The Lion King", begins at dark

June 23rd, 2018 - Concert and Car Show in the Park; Briana Atwell (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

July 14th, 2018 - Movie in the Park; "Peter Rabbit", begins at dark

July 28th, 2018 - Concert and Car Show in the Park; The Happy Ones (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

August 11th, 2018 - Movie in the Park; "Wonder", begins at dark

August 25th, 2018 - Concert and Car Show in the Park; Not Brothers Band (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

September 8th, 2018 - Movie in the Park; "Paddington 2", begins at dark

September 22nd, 2018 - Latin Fesitval; Join us for a day of great fun, food, and entertainment as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the Latin culture.  

October 6th, 2018 - Concert and Car Show in the Park; Wake the Giant (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

October 31th, 2018 - 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, 2018 - Christmas Tree LightingThe Tree lighting will take place at Dobson Square Park. Festivities will begin at 6:00 and the tree will be lit at 6:30. Special appearance by Santa Claus!

December 1st, 2018 - 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.