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April 30, 2016
After April 30, 2016
Oink & Ale
Enjoy delicious barbecue and ribs, MillerCoors and Pig Pounder products, along with beverages from several other local craft brewers.
Monroe Street, Eden NC (Historic Leaksville District)
Tickets $10 each and includes a commemorative tasting glass, 9 beer tasting tickets and a live concert.
For more information contact Cindy Adams 336-623-7789 or 336-612-8049

Family Fishing Day @ Mayo River State Park

9:00am – 2:30pm
A fun day of fishing and other activities at Mayo River State Park’s Mayo Mountain Access for the entire family. The main event is a kids fishing derby with prizes in several categories for ages 16 and under. Registration begins at 9am with prizes awarded at 2:30pm. Also featured is a special license-exempt fishing day for adults 17 and over, bluegrass music, crafts/games/door prizes for kids, food, and more. Please bring your own bait (worms or night crawlers are best). A limited amount of tackle and bait available for public use. ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT THAT WILL BE PRESENT IN THE PARK FOR THE ENTIRE EVENT. Thanks to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission for partnering for this event by providing Fish for Fun bags and catfish to stock the ponds.
500 Old Mayo Park Rd.
Mayodan, NC  27027

2016 Piedmont Pottery Festival
14th. Annual Piedmont Pottery Festival
Presenting the finest in hancrafted pottery with more than 100 potters.
Demonstrations and Door Prizes
Kingsway Plaza Shopping Center
220 W. Kins Highway
Eden NC
For more information: www.exploreedennc.com or 336-612-8049

6/10/2016 - 6/11/2016
Charlie Poole Music Festival
The Charlie Poole Music Festival, now celebrating its 21th year, is a project of Piedmont Folk Legacies, Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and preserve the musical and cultural legacy of the Piedmont region and to celebrate its influence on the development of American vernacular music, as exemplified by Charlie Poole.

The festival is held each year on the second weekend of June in Eden, North Carolina, home and final resting place of Poole. Fans come from far and wide to celebrate the special contribution that Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers made to American music.

21st  Annual Charlie Poole Music Festival
June 10-11, 2016
Location: Governor Morehead Park, 422 Church St., Eden, NC 27288.

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Shagging in the Vines Featuring Jim Quick & Coastline Band and The Night Move Band
7-10 P.M.
Car Cruise-in begins at 6 with music by:
Great food and beer garden
Bring your lawnchair, family and friends for a great time!
For more information call 336-612-8049
Dan River Boat Race

Celebrate the 26th year of the Dan River Boat Race! 
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016
Race begins at 10:00 a.m.

The 2.5 mile race takes place on a section of the Dan River near Madison, NC that is classified flat with Class I rapids.  It is a fun and adventurous section suitable for all skill levels.  First-timers are welcome!  So gather your canoes, kayaks or stand-up paddle boards and join the fun.  Prizes & awards given out at the end of the race.  Children must be minimum age of 6 to participate and those 12 and under must be accompanied by an experience adult.

Race Day: check in from 7:30- 10 a.m. at Lindsey Bridge Access (775 Lindsey Bridge Rd in Madison).  Race ends at 704 Bridge Access (Water St. in Madison).
Parking & shuttle available.  On-site boat rentals available, call 336.548.9572 to reserve.

Registration forms available at http://www.danriverboatrace.org/


Visit www.danriverboatrace.org for more info.

Mayodan Homecoming Festival

The Homecoming Festival will be held downtown at Main & 2nd Ave. on Saturday, September 10th. from 9:00am - 8:00pm (free admission).  There will be great music, food, craft vendors, and a Cruise-In sponsored by the Downtown Mayodan Merchants Association.  

9/16/2016 - 9/17/2016
13th Annual Eden Riverfest
13th. Annual Riverfest
Celebrating Eden's Art, History and River Heritage!
Friday 5pm - 10pm and Saturday 10am - 10pm

For More Inofrmation:  www.exploreedennc.com or 336-612-8049
Run with the Cows 5K Fun Run/Walk
Run with the Cows 5K Fun Run/Walk
Sunday, September 25, 2016
at the Chinqua-Penn Walking Trail

Pre-Registration: $25 before 9/8/14
$30 thereafter

Includes event T-shirt*, a goodie bag and a finisher’s award.
This is not a timed event.

Check in (and late registration) 1:30pm
Run/Walk Starts 2:30pm

Location of trail: (GPS 36.382734,-79.703124)
Just west of 2138 Wentworth St, Reidsville, NC
See maps and detailed directions at www.chinquapenntrail.org

Questions contact:
T Butler: 336-349-5727

Becky Loyacano:904-327-7300

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Register by mail below, or click 5K registration link at www.chinquapenntrail.org 
Centennial Celebration at Mayo River State Park

9:00am – 5:00pm

Come out to Mayo River State Park’s Mayo Mountain Access to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the North Carolina State Park System! We are planning an all-day affair starting with a fishing derby in the park’s ponds. We will have a special stocking of catfish just for the event provided by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. This will be a license-exempt fishing derby for participants of all ages. During the day we will host a reunion for folks who spent earlier years here at the park when it was operated by Washington Mills. There will also be displays depicting the history of the park as well as the history of other state parks across N.C. We intend to offer educational exhibits and displays and hope to have park planners and administrators here who may be able to discuss visions and plans for our state parks as we start our next century of managing North Carolina’s most significant and wonderful natural features. We may also host a volunteer river clean-up/paddling excursion, have bluegrass music, and enjoy a dinner in the evening under the old shelter. Many of our plans are still being formulated, so some of the particulars may change, but one thing is sure--You can come out to the Mayo Mountain Access at Mayo River State Park on Saturday Oct 8 to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of N.C. State Parks! This announcement will be updated as plans become more refined. If you have any questions, would like to participate in the reunion or have memorabilia related to the park to share, or just need more information about the park, please call us at (336) 427-2530.


Veteran's Day Parade and Ceremony in Eden
Monday, November 13
Parade begins at 8:45 a.m. at Draper Elementary School followed by the ceremony at 9:15 a.m. at Veterans Park on Fieldcrest Rd. Eden NC

Reidsville Christmas Parade
Come out and enjoy the Reidsville Christmas Parade!
Saturday, November 19 2016 
Parade starts at 2:00pm

For more information call WGSR Star News at: 336-344-6288
Eden's Historic Leaksville Nightime Christmas Parade
Historic Leaksville Night Time Christmas Parade
Friday, November 25
Washington Street, Eden NC
Madison-Mayodan Christmas Parade
36th. Annual Madison-Mayodan Christmas Parade
Starts @ 1:00pm
Parade forms at the Western Rockingham Chamber Office in Madison.

May 14, 2016
Oink & Ale
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May 28, 2016
Family Fishing Day @ Mayo River State Park
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