A trip to scenic Mount Airy, North Carolina is something for travelers to look forward to any time of year vacation comes calling. Here, you’ll find a destination rich in history and brimming over with natural beauty to enjoy. Mount Airy is also a welcoming destination for those who are looking forward to shopping and dining their way through a stay, or simply excited to spend some time slowing down and enjoying the view. Whether you’re heading this way on a solo adventure, as a couple on a romantic getaway or you find yourself in the company of family and friends, Mount Airy is a vacation destination that also knows how to celebrate! All year long, you’ll find there are Mount Airy events, gatherings, and festivals on the calendar that invite locals and visitors alike to come together in the name of fun. No matter when your next trip this way might be, the following can be considered your ultimate event guide to making the most of every moment you’re here.

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Getting to Mount Airy Is Easier Than You Might Imagine

Before you can spend quality time in Mount Airy and take part in one or several of the events hosted here year-round, you’ll need to make travel plans that suit your style. The good news is that Mount Airy, North Carolina is a welcoming and convenient destination on the map no matter where your point of origin might be. If you fly into nearby Roanoke, Charlotte, Raleigh, or Asheville, you can rent a car upon landing and enjoy a scenic drive into town that will span anywhere from three and a half to five and a half hours depending on the airport you select. Alternatively, you can keep things closer by choosing to fly into Mount Airy using the Greensboro/High Point Airport as your destination of choice. From here, it’s just an hour into Mount Airy, and the airport has a variety of rental car options on-site. For Mount Airy-bound visitors who are flying in on a private jet or smaller aircraft, landing at the Mount Airy/Surry County Airport is a viable option.

Once you arrive, a rental car can be convenient if your goal is to get out and explore as much as possible. If you prefer to stick around town and get a more in-depth sightseeing experience, you can easily ditch your vehicle and opt to walk or hop on a bike instead. Mount Airy has a variety of local outfitters to choose from when it comes to bike rentals to use during your stay including Zoomies’ Bike Rentals, Mount Airy Bike Rentals, and Mount Airy E-Bike Rentals and Tours when you want to learn even more alongside a local guide. No matter what mode of transportation you select, you’re in for an unforgettable stay!


When travel plans bring you to Mount Airy, North Carolina in January, you’ll want to make sure to add an Evening at the Museum event to your itinerary. These are hosted between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History which is found at 301 North Main Street. In years past, evening events have included Cherry Orchard Theater’s The Dead Speak which covered tales from the graves of local bootleggers and gunslingers as well as notorious witches that are thought to have called Carroll County Virginia home. January Evening at the Museum events have a way of taking a turn for the spooky making this an ideal beginning of the year experience for those with a passion for the paranormal.

Listen to live music in Mount Airy


February travelers heading to Mount Airy will find themselves right on time to take part in the live music event at Round Peak Vineyards which is typically hosted between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm. While the exact date of the event fluctuates every year, it’s typically around the 10th and is a celebration of crisp weather and amazing music that in the past has been performed by Virginia Hollow. This February event is a chance for locals and visitors to gather and enjoy savory wine and good times. Round Peak Vineyards is located at 765 Round Peak Church Road and is one of the few pet-friendly wineries located within the greater Yadkin Valley wine region.


A March journey to Mount Airy means you can participate in the annual Tommy Jarrell Festival hosted at the Historic Earle Theatre and Old-Time Music Heritage Hall. This family-friendly event celebrates the life and music of Thomas Jefferson Jarrell and often includes workshops, performances, youth competitions, and delicious fare included!


Taking time to enjoy an April trip to Mount Airy means you have options to add the Spring Art Walk to your calendar. This downtown Mount Airy annual event showcases artists from near and far as well as a Children’s Art Walk, a public art trail to explore, and great music, food, and beverages too. The Art Walk is supported by the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources in tandem with the NC Arts Council.

Stop by the Mayberry Farm Festival in Mount Airy


May marks the month for the highly anticipated Mayberry Farm Festival in Mount Airy. Hosted by the Mount Airy Downtown Business Association, this two-day event is loved by locals and visitors alike. It’s a festival that celebrates local agriculture and includes children’s activities, live music, fantastic eats, cultural displays, tractors to admire, and demonstrations and crafts that are always one-of-a-kind. The festival is hosted downtown and typically runs from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm.


If delicious brews, wines, cocktails, and captivating musical performances are what you’re looking for, you’ll find it all waiting for you at the annual Go with the Flow Music & Brewfest. This June fan-favorite event has been delighting attendees for years at Riverside Park on the New River in nearby Fries. When you drop by, you’ll be treated to tasting booths, great music, and food trucks to explore. There’s also axe-throwing to try, local vendors showcasing wares of all types available to purchase, and a 5KL race to participate in as well for those looking to enjoy some friendly competition this June.


While the Fourth of July celebration in Mount Airy bring visitors to this destination in droves, the Summer Concert Series presented by the Surry Arts Council is equally intriguing this time of year! This is an annual gathering of music enthusiasts looking to mark the middle of the summer seasons with some unforgettable performances. Shows are hosted at the Blackmon Amphitheatre and kick off at 7:30 pm each evening. Season tickets are available to purchase online for $160 per person but those who are enjoying the music who are 12 years of age and under can make the most of the Summer Concert Series for free. This July, grab your lawn chair, blankets, and best friends and enjoy musical performances that are paired with great food and beverage selections too. The Dairy Center is often on-hand to serve up chips, candy, and hot dogs to attendees while the team from Thirsty Souls Community Brewing has beverages covered. Typically, you can expect around 58 concerts on the lineup for the Summer Concert Series season meaning you’ll have plenty of fun options to pick from.


When travel plans bring you this way at the end of August, you can celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall by taking part in the Front Porch Fest. This four-day family-friendly music festival is hosted in nearby Patrick County, Virginia at Spirithaven Farm in Stuart. Make your way to 677 Spirithaven Lane to enjoy a musical festival that’s framed by Blue Ridge Mountain views. You’ll be treated to regional and national touring acts ready to perform alongside more than 30 bands. The event also includes craft brews, fantastic food, children’s activities, and yoga to name a few of many options that make this event unforgettable. Front Porch Fest is organized by One Family Productions which is a nonprofit whose goal is to support community growth and enrichment.


A September enjoyed in Mount Airy just isn’t considered complete without participating in Mayberry Days. This family-friendly festival is one everyone looks forward to year after year with good reason. It’s designed to honor a simpler time with activities to try like checkers, listening to live music in good company, and paying homage to the spirit of The Andy Griffith Show. There are plenty of terrific concerts built into the Mayberry Days lineup as well as a golf tournament, sing-along sessions, and delicious food vendors to check out serving up savory bites at every corner.


If you find yourself longing to get into the spooky spirit this Halloween, be sure to check out Young Frankenstein Thursday at the Andy Griffith Playhouse. Kicking off at 7:00 pm, this Mel Brooks musical brings the fun to life with an electrifying adaption of the film. The Andy Griffith Playhouse is located at 218 Rockford Street in Mount Airy and tickets can be purchased online in advance.

Spend Thanksgiving in Mount Airy


November in Mount Airy is a time to look forward to fun family-friendly Thanksgiving celebrations and a big part of that experience is finding time to enjoy a delicious holiday meal. The good news is that Mount Airy is packed with delicious options to enjoy this time of year when you’re looking for the most flavorful additions to your Thanksgiving fun. The Cracker Barrel at 1948 Rockford Street offers up a delicious Thanksgiving meal to enjoy during your November stay while the team over at the Golden Corral at 2226 Rockford Street has a Thanksgiving buffet to enjoy as well as grilled goodies to add to your plate. The Soho Bar & Grill at 134 Franklin Street is known to keep their doors open for diners on Thanksgiving as well as The Asian House which is located at 2021 Rockford Street. The Waffle House at 2210 Rockford Street is another great option to add to your must-try list when you’re hoping to fill your November with delicious dishes this year in Mount Airy.


When the holidays draw near, heading to Mount Airy in December is always a festive choice. This is even more true when you make your way this direction during the Mistletoe Market. Hosted in nearby Pilot Mountain at 124 W. Main Street, the Mistletoe Market is a holiday must for those who are looking to get into the spirit of the season and enjoy access to some great gifts and finds along the way. At the Mistletoe Market, you can enjoy browsing goods showcased by more than 50 on-site vendors ranging from unique handcrafted pieces to apparel, food, homemade beauty products and beyond. Food trucks are also on-site to curb any cravings that might pop up along the way. In addition to great holiday shopping options, the Mistletoe Market lineup includes a tree lighting ceremony and a holiday parade each year for attendees to look forward to.

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There’s never been a better time to begin turning your Mount Airy travel plans into a well-deserved reality. No matter what time of year you set your travel sights on this inviting and exciting destination, the team at Carolina Getaway Cabins is here to make sure you have luxurious, inviting, and ideally located accommodations to top your stay off in style. Our North Carolina vacation homes are vast and varied, not only meeting our guests’ needs but exceeding their expectations too. When you book with us, you can count on staying close to the places and events you can’t wait to explore while also enjoying the inclusion of world-class amenities, features, finishes, and furnishings while you’re in town. Our team is here to pair impeccable property options with top-notch customer care, so you always know you’re an important part of our professional family.

We’re more than happy to help take care of your accommodation details so that you can focus exclusively on the fun ahead as soon as you arrive in town. Reach out today to learn more about our stunning Mount Airy family rentals and how we can help you make more of every moment you’re here. We can’t wait to see you in North Carolina soon!

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