And the Survey Says? Take the Davie County Aging Plan Survey

Davie County is seeking input to plan for the future of aging in our county.  Your input, combined with the responses from other Davie County residents, will guide the development of our 2019-2024 Master Aging Plan. We want to learn about what it takes to age well in Davie County. We are asking questions about two main focuses: 1) What concerns you most about aging? and 2) How well is Davie doing now to address important issues regarding aging?  Please follow this link to take the survey.  Thank you for your input.

Davie County Aging Plan Survey




Mark your Calendar – Free Family Event ~ Oaks Festival, This Saturday, October 13th, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m!

Enjoy a full day of free fun for the entire family during the annual Oaks Festival, this Saturday, October 13th, from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. in historic downtown Mocksville. Dozens of vendors will feature unique craft and gift items as well as showcase local businesses. There will be food vendors, lots of free kids’ activities, and free live music at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater beginning at 12:30.

2:50 – Nu Blu (Blue Grass & Rock blend)

Crafts, Christmas Specialties, and Unique Items for Sale
Start your Christmas shopping early, or buy a little something special for yourself as you enjoy the crafts, Christmas specialties, and other original items for sale. Find that “one-of-a-kind” piece of pottery, stained glass, or unique item made from reclaimed wood or jumpstart your fall decorating with pumpkins, flowers, and handcrafted wreaths and decorations.

Inflatables, Balloon Art and More for the Kids
Kids will enjoy the inflatables, as well as crafts like “decorate your own pumpkin” assisted by the Davie County Early College Junior Civitans and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. The ever-popular Michael Decker will be story-telling and creating his fabulous balloon art.

Crafts, food, and the kids’ area will be set up on Main St. and run down Depot St. leading to Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater.

Bring Your Lawn Chair and Enjoy Free Concerts – Live Music All Day!
The music starts at 12:30 and continues until 7:00 p.m. at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Stage, 107 S. Salisbury St. BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR AND NO COOLERS, PLEASE.  Water, wine, and alcohol by Morgan Ridge Railwalk & Brewery will be available for sale at Junker’s Mill, and food vendors will be at the top of the hill on Depot Street.

Entertainment Schedule:

12:30 – Mystery Hillbillies (Rockabilly & Swing)
2:50 – Nu Blu (Blue Grass & Rock blend)
5:15 – 7:00 – Acoustic Syndicate (Modern Blue Grass, Rock, & Americana)

If you have not shopped or dined in downtown Mocksville recently, this would be a great day to stop in and find out what you have been missing. Visit with some of our friendly shop owners and shop at the local stores along Main Street.  Dine at one of our delightful eateries including the Factory Coffeehouse>/u> on the Square (hand-crafted coffee drinks, smoothies, and sodas), Restaurant 101 (delicious sandwiches and entrees), O’Callahan’s (Irish eatery & pub) or Scoops (ice cream).

For more information about the free Oaks Festival, please call Tami Langdon at (336) 909-2263.

Holiday Events Coming Soon!
Before you turn around, the holidays will be upon you. Davie County has events for everyone including the “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race on Friday night, November 16th followed by the Hometown Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 1st.  For a complete listing of community events throughout Davie County, see the Davie County Events Calendar hosted by your Davie County Chamber of Commerce.




Fall Cleanup Day – Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8:00 am – 12 Noon at Rich Park

The annual Fall Cleanup Day for the Town of Mocksville residents is Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8:00 am – 12 Noon at Rich Park

Free disposal of furniture, appliances, old lumber, metal and other miscellaneous items, tires off the rim, etc. (There will be a limit of 4 tires per address)

NO ELECTRONICS

NO PAINT, PESTICIDES OR CHEMICALS OF ANY TYPE WILL BE ACCEPTED

(Latex paint mixed with cat litter or sand to dry up cans less than a quarter full may be put in with regular garbage pickup)




‘Twas the Night Before Bed Races!

Presented by the Mocksville Tourism Authority, the annual “Twas The Night Before Bed Race” has become one of Mocksville’s most popular events with dozens of teams competing for the cheers of the fans and $600 in cash prizes.

Get your teams together and begin planning now to compete in the hilarious, fun, yet competitive bed races on Friday, November 16th at 6:00 PM!

Compete for $600 in Prizes!
Awards will take place in the square. However, you will need to come by Town Hall the following week to pick up your check. If you would like to donate your prize money to a charity of your choice please stop by Town Hall with your charities information.

1st Place – $200, 2nd Place – $125, 3rd Place – $75, Senior 1st Place – $100, Most Outrageous Team – $50, Total Package – $50

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, October 4th
– 6:30 pm at Town Hall – 30 minute Interest Meeting; Don’t know what a Bed Race is? Would like more information before signing up? We will happily answer any of your questions!
Tuesday, November 13th – Team Captains Meeting (one teammate must be present)
Friday, October 19th – Last Day to take advantage of the Early Bird special

To learn more, please download the 2018 Bed Race Registration Form and get ready to race!

2017 Mocksville Bed Races!
Photos by Ed Simmons




2018 Christmas Parade Saturday, December 1st – Registration Now Open!

There are only 90 days left before the Hometown Christmas Parade, and it’s never too early to begin planning your float! This year’s parade through historic downtown Mocksville will be held on Saturday, December 1st, beginning at 2 p.m.  

The theme this year is The Gifts of Christmas and the deadline to register is November 9th. Click to download the 2018 Mocksville Christmas Parade Registration Form for complete details.

For more information, contact Tami Langdon at 336.753.6705 or tlangdon@mocksvillenc.gov