Seasons of Adventure – Agritourism Experiences in Davie County

The highways and by-ways of Davie County are full of adventures; unexpected places to visit, colorful art, and surprising activities are around every curve in the road. 

Here the daily views include glimpses of farmland, orchards, gardens, and animals. Places to go include local wineries and restaurants where we enjoy unique and delicious recipes created from a bounty of local foods;  fresh produce, local honey, and pasture-raised meats. 

Weekdays are full of family fun; shopping, trivia, and cornhole competitions at The Station in downtown Mocksville, or getting hands-on at COGNITION, enjoying the outdoor life at our parks, walking their shady trails, playing disc golf in Farmington, or hitting one of our colorful playgrounds or the amazing Splash Pad.

 And weekends are always entertaining with art and pottery demonstrations, historic walking tours, LIVE music, fantastic places to golf, a great variety of boutiques for shopping, and movies in the parks with the kids. 

Hospitality for All Seasons

This distinctive community has its roots in agriculture. We love to share that with our out-of-town friends who value that history and heritage. Activities and attractions revolving around animals and agriculture are a natural extension of that. 

Be sure you have planned enough time for your visit; there is always a lot going on! Fortunately, the places to stay in Davie County offer options for everyone. Campgrounds like Lake Myers RV Resort and Thousand Trails campgrounds let your family adventure down the Yadkin River or relax in woodsy comfort. 

Enjoy the cozy spaces of The Farmhouse at Gemini Branch and the casual downtown convenience of The Suite Place on Main or the romantic elegance of The Boxwood Estate’s bed and breakfast. 

Agritourism Takes Off In The Spring And Summer 

Spring and summer are bursting with outdoor recreation, educational activities, and entertainment. The month of May brings the Daniel Boone Festival to Historic Downtown Mocksville to commemorate Davie County’s most famous resident. 

The Farmer’s Markets are back in full swing in Mocksville and Bermuda Run, and we can relish the freshest local produce and honey again. Celebrate Spring at Hillcrest Farm and select beautiful flowers to decorate your home all year round! Or immerse yourself in a maze of sunflowers with a visit to The Fields at Sunflower Trail.  

Take the kids out to Spring Fest at Granite Ridge Farms, or visit Skybrooke Farm to pet and feed the baby alpaca and sheep. Don’t miss Cherry Hill Farm when it’s strawberry season or Hall’s Berry Farm when it’s time to pick blueberries. Or drop by Calahaln Farm and the Dew Drop Farm to snag a bunch of whatever is in season. 

The fun and learning keep going all summer. Our hands-on kids’ museum, COGNITION Davie, starts signing kids up for honey bee demonstrations, sheep shearing, and Farm to Table learning experiences. And over at Herbal Accents, Mrs. Laura will teach you about herbs. 

Or you can simply enjoy a tea party in her lovely garden and an order of tasty rolls to-go. 

Summer camps are great for kids and adults alike. Get creative and learn more about pottery at Stepping Stones Pottery or sign up for riding lessons with experts at one of our many horse farms. Explore how to grow mushrooms- Cedar House Farms would love to help – they have a class for that! They will also take you on a tour of the farm on a summer evening.  

Entertainment And Agriculture Go Hand In Hand

Nothing beats the simple pleasures of a beautiful view and a flavorful wine. As a result, our vineyards flourish with activity much of the year. Raylen, Lazy Elm, and Misty Creek vineyards are ideal venues for events or weddings, plus they deliver live entertainment, tours, and tastings of their award-winning wines.

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Fall Fun On The Farm

September brings the Muscadine Grape harvest at Triple Springs Farm and the annual RiverWalk Arts Festival that highlights work from North Carolina artists. The festival includes live music, food vendors, and The Imagination Station for the kids! 

The Pumpkin Patch at Cherry Hill Farms is an autumn activity to look forward to each year. In addition, downtown Mocksville hosts The Oaks Festival every October, and you don’t want to miss the corn maze at Granite Ridge Farms – check their website for exact dates. 

As you can see, agriculture is not just part of Davie County’s history; it’s part of the character of our community and our daily life. 

Red barn at sunset in the country.

Discover The “Visit NC Farms” App

This app will help you discover how close you are to our casual country activities and how easy it is to stay and play here in Davie County! 

The Visit NC Farms App connects the dots in communities across North Carolina. Residents and visitors can find farms closest to them with products and activities that interest them. Use the FREE app to explore farms, farmers’ markets, and local restaurants that are off the beaten path.

This article was published with the permission of the author and the original publisher, the Discover Davie County.