Town Manager’s Corner

Greetings from Mocksville Town Hall! It continues to be a blessing to live and work here in Mocksville. It is an honor to serve the Town. Mocksville is a very special place and I look forward to seeing some great things happen in the coming months. I am also excited to participate in many of our holiday celebrations.

Our Mayor and Town Board of Commissioners and town staff have been working very hard to make preparations for our projects that are or soon to be underway. I would like to sincerely thank the Mayor and the Town Board of Commissioners for their leadership in moving Mocksville forward. It is an honor to serve with our citizens.

Azalea Drive, Magnolia Avenue, Holly Lane, Beechwood Drive, Birchwood Lane, as well as Duke, Avon, Gwyn, Spruce Street, and sections Gaither Street have been resurfaced.

The second phase of the Main Street Park will be constructed starting in early October. I look forward to seeing this completed as our holiday seasons draw near. This park will include a downtown plaza with a fountain, old town clock, arbor trellis pergola, a covered shelter, flagpole, flower beds, and space to enjoy the landscape and the trees. A conceptual drawing is shown below.

We are also renovating Court Square. Four new Willow Oaks will be planted in October, and we have contracted with NCDOT to improve our traffic intersection to replace our wooden traffic poles with mast arm traffic signals.

The Town was recently awarded grant funding from the State of North Carolina to assist in the extension of water lines and roadway on Quality Drive in SouthPoint Business Park. This will make additional land available for several industrial sites that could create hundreds of jobs. The Town has also been awarded grants to pay for utility line mapping, and a grant has been awarded to assist in the expansion of Accumed.

As we enjoy the end of summer and the heart of the fall and holiday seasons, I hope that you have time to enjoy everyone and everything around you.


Marcus Abernethy
Mocksville Town Manager

A Note from Mayor Marklin

Greetings from Town Hall! Although I have enjoyed a very warm summer, I am looking forward to the cooler temperatures that fall brings. In addition to the colorful foliage and sights and sounds of Davie High football games, I also wanted to make you aware of some community
events which offer chances for fun and fellowship.

The Oaks Festival is scheduled for October 14th and will hopefully be accompanied by four newly-planted oak trees. Our public works department is working hard to make the necessary improvements to the square so the trees can take root this fall. Come out and celebrate the new additions to our iconic town square! Just keep in mind that they will have to come down in 80 to 100 years. Sorry, I don’t make the rules.

The Downtown Bed Race will be on November 17th this year, which will coincide with our first lighting of the new oaks this evening. The Mocksville Christmas Parade is scheduled for the following day, November 18th. Please make plans to attend this fabulous community weekend this year. Last year’s race was packed, and folks had the opportunity to dance in the square between races. If you would like more information on how to enter the race, please contact Tami Langdon at Town Hall at 336-753-6705.Winterfest at Junker’s Mill is on the calendar for December 2nd. Bring the family out and

Winterfest at Junker’s Mill is on the calendar for December 2nd. Bring the family out and enjoy all the activities planned for this annual event. Horse and buggy rides through the town are scheduled for December 9th.I sincerely hope that each and every one of you will make time to enjoy these fun-filled events.

I sincerely hope that each and every one of you will make time to enjoy these fun-filled events with your friends and neighbors. On a different note, I wanted to thank you for being patient with us throughout the summer as waterline construction took place in town. We are
wrapping up projects and hope to have everything completed by the end of the year. Municipal elections will be held in November for Bermuda Run, Cooleemee, and Mocksville. Please take advantage of your civic duty to vote and elect public officials that represent your views in the town in which you live.

William J. Marklin, III, Mayor

Annual Oaks Festival – A Full Day of Free Family Fun Coming to Mocksville Saturday, October 14th!

Fall festival season is fast approaching and Historic Downtown Mocksville’s charming Oaks Festival should be at the top of your list. This free festival will be held on October 14th from 10 a.m – 7 p.m.

Although the four majestic Willow Oaks that have anchored the historic square for decades became diseased and had to be removed, the festival’s free family fun lives on! Come say “hello” to the new baby Willow Oaks that will grow to take their place.

Shoppers will be delighted with the unique array of crafts, holiday gifts and decor offered by 56 different vendors. New this year are Living the Dream Farms with muscadine jams, jellies, and juices; and Yellow Bell Farms offering baked goods, artisan breads, cakes, and holiday candies.

While the entertainment schedule is still being finalized, we can confirm some of the top acts now.  You will not want to miss this:

Rylie & Damon…straight out of Nashville take stage at Noon
1:50…Mel Jones & Bag O Bones
3:25…Wafer Thin featuring Brent Naylor
Exit 180 ( Joel Tenery) 5:15 until 7 p.m.

2012 Four Oaks Festival Historic Downtown Mocksville

Tantalize your taste buds with traditional festival food including fried Twinkies and pork sandwiches. Hands of Hope Church will again be cooking fish, pork, and BBQ, as well as offering delicious cakes.  

Music lovers will appreciate the live music at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater starting at noon with Rylie & Damon, who are straight from Nashville. Mel Jones & Bag O Bones will take the stage at 1:50 and Wafer Thin, featuring Brent Naylor, will perform at 3:25. Exit 180, which includes local artist Josh Tenery, will rock the evening from 5 – 7 p.m. Bring your own chair or blanket. No coolers, please, as alcohol will be available for purchase.

Kids of all ages will enjoy the inflatables as well as the amazing balloon sculptures created by artist, Michael Decker.

The non-profit organization, Supporters of Guardian ad Litem (SOGAL), will be raising funds by offering a number of children’s activities including a pumpkin seed spitting contest, a pumpkin decorating contest, and free pumpkin cutouts for taking pictures.

SOGAL promotes the work of the Guardian ad Litem program of Davidson and Davie Counties by providing assistance to GAL volunteers as they advocate for abused and neglected children. Funds raised by SOGAL have been used to pay for clothing and shoes for abused and neglected children entering foster care, send neglected children to summer camp, purchase Christmas gift cards for foster children placed with relatives, and provide ongoing training for GAL volunteers as well as recognize and celebrate their selfless work.

For more information about the Oaks Festival, call Tami Langdon at 336.909.2263.

Downtown Mocksville Concerts on the Square Sept 23rd – Brad Ratledge & the Happy Ones

Join us on the square in Mocksville on Saturday, September 23rd for another free “Concerts on the Square” presentation.  Brad Ratledge and the Happy Ones will play acoustic country and rock on the square.

Bring Your Own Chair for Seating.  Location off of Main St. in Quad near Restaurant 101. For more info call (336) 753-6705 / Tami

Free Concert on the Square in Mocksville – 7 to 10 PM Saturday, July 15th

Free Concert: Saturday, July 15th, 7-10 PM

Josh Tenery & Joel McCarson

On the Quad across near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville

Being a chair and enjoy an evening of soft rock and country music by Josh Tenery and Joel McCarson!

July Commissioners Meeting will be held Wednesday, July 5th

The Town of Mocksville Board of Commissioners meets at 6:00 PM on the first Tuesday of each month in the Mocksville Town Hall located at 171 S. Clement Street, Mocksville, NC 27028.  Due to the Independence Day holiday, the July meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, July 5th at the Mocksville Town Hell

Free Concert! Two Great Bands in Downtown Mocksville – Saturday, June 24th

Not one, but two exciting bands will perform on Saturday, June 24th from 6-10:30 pm at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater in Downtown Mocksville.

Elvis Tribute Band- Taylor Vaden and the Memphis Thunder at 6 pm

Don’t be a hound dog, put on your blue suede shoes and come reminisce to the sounds of Taylor Vaden and the Memphis Thunder, an incredible Elvis tribute band, from 6-7:30 pm.

Taylor’s performance highlights the persona of Elvis as well as his musical career.

Taylor began his musical journey at the tender age of 7 as an Elvis tribute artist. At 10 years old he performed in front of a sold out audience at Reynolds Auditorium in Winston-Salem. At 12 he learned to play the guitar and joined the church band and found his true calling as a Contemporary Christian singer and songwriter.  In 2012, Taylor found himself playing guitar and singing back-up vocals for American Idol finalist, Chelsea Sorrell, at local concerts and festivals. They opened for acts such as Charlie Daniels, Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry, Florida-Georgia Line, Colt Ford and more. He released his own Christian album in 2013.

Today, Taylor continues to perform his Elvis Tribute shows while following his heart and writing and performing Contemporary Christian music.

Memphis Thunder
Memphis Thunder, an authentic 50’s era band, is made up of Taylor Vaden as lead vocals/acoustic guitar, Brad Ford on drums, Todd Phillips on upright bass/background vocals,  and Scott Williams on electric guitar/background vocals. Together they won first place in the non-pro division Elvis Tribute Artist Contest at the 2016 Myrtle Beach Elvis Festival held at Legends in Concert. This year they were named the 2017 Georgia Elvis Festival Non-Pro Champions.

Beach, Motown, R&B, and Classic Soul- Silk Groove Band at 8 pm
Silk Groove is an energetic and dynamic eleven-piece show band made up of multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated musicians and vocalists featuring live horns, bass, keyboard, guitar and drums. The guys rock the stage, interact with the crowd, and DANCE not only on stage but with their audiences as well.

This band will “make you wanna (shout!), kick your heels up and (shout!), throw your hands up and (shout!)” as they take you on a journey down memory lane, performing beach, motown, R&B, and classic soul. Their performances include the sweets sounds of legendary groups like the Drifters, the Temptations, and Journey, as well as solo artists like Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. You’ll be clapping, dancing, and singing along with all your favorite hits of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.

No coolers allowed. Food, drinks, and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

The Mocksville Rotary club will be collecting canned goods and nonperishable foods for A Storehouse for Jesus.

Grab your lawn chair and invite your friends and family to twist, shag, and boogie the night away!

Junker’s Mill Outdoor Stage is located at 107 S. Salisbury St, Mocksville. For more information about the Summer Fun Beach Days Concert, call 336 753-6705.

Town of Mocksville Court Square Tree Selection Survey

The Town of Mocksville is asking our residents to provide input in the selection process of the tree species that will be replanted this fall in Court Square. The Town has reviewed a variety of species recommended by arborists as being a good fit for the soil type and environment in our downtown, and has narrowed down the list to three remaining species. The Town values your input and will take information in consideration during the replanting process.  Please download and complete the Town of Mocksville Court Square Tree Selection Survey.  Instructions are included with the survey form.

Free Concert Saturday, June 10th – Mocksville Concerts on the Square Series

Mocksville will be rocking as Surry Line kicks off the free Concerts on the Square concert series this Saturday night, June 10th, from 7 pm-10 pm in the quad near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville.

Five Free Concerts for 2017
This is the first of five free concerts sponsored by the Town of Mocksville. Future performances are July 15th — Josh Tenery & Joel McCarson (soft rock, country); August 19th– Tin Can Alley & Mel Jones (America, soft rock, blues); August 26th — Tess Black & Blue Band (motown, beach) and September 23rd — Brad Ratledge (acoustic country, rock). All of the concerts begin at 7 pm.

Break out your lawn chairs this Saturday!
Although Surry Line is known for its own unique sound, it’s genre of music would fit mostly into the Americana, Country, Rockabilly style. Surry Line has a long list of cover tunes that span all the way from Elvis to Guns and Roses, Johnny Cash to Creedence Clearwater Revival, Webb Pierce to Janis Joplin, and Charlie Daniels to Darious Rucker to name a few. One thing that sets Surry Line apart from other bands that cover these artist is their unique sound and their ability to make these cover songs, that have been done thousands of times, into something that sounds fresh and new.

While the songs that they cover keep the audience entertained, it’s the original songs of Surry Line that keep the audience interested and coming back for more. These songs have proven to hold the attention of strangers and passers by from the first time Surry Line performed in 2014.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this free concert. Don’t forget to check out the delicious restaurants and unique shops.

All concerts will be held in the quad on Main Street in downtown Mocksville near Restaurant 101. For questions or to get more information contact Tami Langdon at (336) 753-6705 or visit

Mocksville Earns Recognition as One of the Safest Cities in North Carolina!

LendEDU recently released a report that highlighted the safest cities in North Carolina and Mocksville was ranked as one of the safest! The full report and a more detailed methodology can be found here: