1700 Winkler St Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Area Attractions

Staying in town overnight and looking for area attractions? On either side of the Yadkin River you can enjoy listening to rich bluegrass, country, sultry jazz or soft rock at one of the local restaurants, outdoor concerts or inside the Yadkin Valley Event Center. Year round performances are held 5 minutes away at the John A. Walker Center.

Keep up your exercise regimen by taking a brisk walk, run or bike ride along the Yadkin Greenway connecting Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro. If you prefer a strenuous ride, bike the Dark Mountain Trails on the grounds of W. Kerr Scott Lake, all within a 5 minute drive.

The Yadkin Valley Event Center is centrally located in the Yadkin Valley corridor  convenient to numerous wineries, vineyards and distilleries. Scheduled and self guided tours are available upon request.

If your group is looking for opportunities to work on “team building” or to learn more about the area. Our knowledgeable sales team will assist you in developing an itinerary to fulfill your needs.


Area Attractions

 Attraction Distance More Information
Heart of Folk  0-2.5 Miles Concerts at the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame, Talia Espresso & Yadkin Valley Event Center
Walker Events Center  1.5 Miles Website
Wilkes County Barn Quilt Trail Various Website
Merlefest (April/May) 2 Miles Website
Wilkes County Frescoes 2 Miles Website
Yadkin River Greenway 2 Miles Website
Open Air Markets
& Third Friday Special Events
2.5 Miles Website
Carolina in the Fall (September) 2.5 Miles Website
Wilkes Playmakers 3 Miles Website
Concerts on the Deck 2.5 Miles Website
Brushy Mountain Apple Festival (October) 2.5 Miles Website
Stills And Grills (June) 2.5 Miles Website
Distilleries & Tours 2.5 - 3 Miles

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Wilkes Heritage Museum 2.6 Miles Website
Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir 5 Miles Website
Samaritan's Purse (Wilkesboro) 5 Miles Website
Wilkesboro Raceway Park 8 Miles Website
Golf 5 - 50 Miles  
Rendezvous Mountain State Park 11 Miles Website
Blue Ridge Parkway 20 Miles Website
Vineyards & Wineries 20 - 40 Miles


Elkin Creek

Grassy Creek



Shadow Springs

Slightly Askew

Swan Creek

Windsor Run

NCAGR Website

Shiloh General Store & Bakery
(Amish owned and operated)
25 Miles Located near the Swan Creek Vineyards, this is the perfect place to stop for lunch and pick up some homemade goodies.
Stone Mountain State Park 25 Miles Website
Samaritan's Purse (Boone) 31 Miles Website
Ashe County Cheese Factory 34 Miles Website
Tweetsie Railroad 34 Miles Website
Blowing Rock 37 Miles Great for shopping.
Mast General Store

Established in 1882

40 Miles


Ski Resorts 40 - 60 Miles  
Old Salem 56 Miles Website
Mount Airy / Mayberry 58 Miles Website
Grandfather Mountain 60 Miles Website
Linville Caverns 62 Miles Website
Billy Graham Library 91 Miles Website
Biltmore Estate 99 Miles Website