Mocksville is a vibrant community of 5,000+ residents with established infrastructure and strategically located in a major transportation corridor for economic opportunities. Large oak trees anchor the center of town as their branches reach out and extend a welcome to all that pass by. Education with state of the art technology, pre-K thru early college, civic clubs, recreational activities, performing arts and a strong respect for values are just part of the meaning; “Time Well Spent”, Mocksville, North Carolina. We invite you to visit and see for yourself!
Bed Races in Historic Downtown Mocksville
Our roots are deep in history and civic responsibilities. The local Davie County Library history room is an excellent resource of community involvement and historical facts. The Town of Mocksville was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly on January 8, 1939.
Joppa Cemetery – Burial Site of Squire and Sarah Boone – Parents of Daniel Boone
Mocksville has three historic districts which proudly display American flags in honor and thanks to all who have given so much for others on various occasions. The town is proud to be home of the Piedmont Antique Power Association annual tractor parade, in celebration with the Fourth of July fireworks. Nascar on two wheels, the Downtown Mocksville Criterium takes place with amateur and nationally acclaimed pro cyclists racing in a loop around downtown at speeds up to 45 miles per hour in late July.
Criterium Bike Race – Downtown Mocksville
The Town of Mocksville is one of 74 towns in North Carolina and one of more than 3,000 in the nation to receive the Tree City USA recognition. Also a designated “Main Street Community” and most recently, recognized as one of the 50 Safest Cities in North Carolina.
It’s easy to find out when there’s an event taking place downtown Mocksville; just look for the orange fluttering flags. Make plans to attend the Piedmont C.A.R.S. Association “Cruise In” happening the first and third Mondays from April to October. Also, the Town hosts a Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoons from 3-6 PM from April to November with local certified producers. The market is located beside the Mocksville Town Hall with a great variety of produce and homemade products for sample and sale.
Mocksville Cruise-In by Piedmont C.A.R.S.
Other popular events include the annual Daniel Boone Family Festival, the first Saturday in May, with re-enactors, historical tours, music, games, vendors and more to commemorate this famous Davie County resident. Frontiersman Daniel Boone once called Mocksville home and his parents are buried here in Joppa Cemetery. The Four Oaks Festival takes place beneath the oaks in the town square on the second Saturday in October. It features live music, a kid’s area, artisans, and crafters.
The “Twas the Night Before Bed Race” happens on the Friday evening before Thanksgiving and kicks off the holiday events taking place around town. Contestants build a themed handmade bed and race down Main Street for a cash prize. This is followed by the Mocksville Christmas Parade, a family favorite, held the next day.
Catch a local Davie High or American Legion Baseball game, a Mocksville-Davie Parks and Rec softball game, take a trail walk, have a picnic, make good use of the playgrounds or just enjoy nature at Rich Park, just down the street from the Davie Family YMCA.
Support and shop local, enjoy specialty shops and restaurants, as well as traditional retail and service oriented establishments. Supporting locally is good way to say thank-you to your neighbors, keeps folks employed, boosts the economy and start a new friendship.
A “day-cation” in Mocksville is highly recommended, again and again!