“Twas the Night Before Bed Race” and all through the town,
were a series of teams wishing the flag would go down;
More rapid than eagles the race beds they came,
And the crowds whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

The Town of Mocksville raced into the Christmas season on November 19th with the 9th Annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race as 12 teams made a mad dash down Main Street. 

The mood was festive as hundreds lined the street in eager anticipation. Race announcer Justin Blue kept the crowd cheering and in the holiday spirit with hula hoop, tricycle, and rock/paper/scissors contests and partner wheelbarrow races. Following the bed races, DJ Barry Rentz had folks dancing in the streets to end the evening.

“This was one of the best bed races yet due to the spectators, the teams, and all of the support we received,” said Community Development Coordinator Tami Langdon. “I’d like to thank our volunteers from The Bridge Church; Town of Mocksville staff, Public Works, and Parks & Grounds;  Mayor Will Markland, Davie County Sheriff’s Office, GLAST Graphics, Barry Rentz with the Mobile Jukebox, and our sponsor Skyline National Bank for making the event such a success. A special thanks to our committee: Chair Denise Hendrix, Trevor Walterman, Jordan Hendrix, and our newcomer, Justin Blue.”

$600 in Cash Prizes at Stake!

At stake were prizes for speed and creativity. The fastest team, “Just for Fun,” took home a cool $200 in cash, while the runner-up, Reeb, collected $125. Camp Manna’s Manna Movers, the third-place finisher, rolled away with $75. Davie Community Foundation’s S.U.R.F Board picked up $50 for having the best team spirit and Comfort Bilt received $100 for the most original bed. A Total Package prize of $50 went to Davie County High School’s Army JROTC for having the best overall appearance and combination of bed decoration, message, and costumes.

Complete Race Results

1st Place

“Just for Fun” 

  • Andre Becerra
  • Evan Hurley
  • Bryson Parker
  • Logan Yokley
  • Sherrie Royale/Alternate

2nd Place


  • Brandon Booie
  • Kim Crews
  • Anthony Thomas
  • Bryson Brown
  • Richard Coons/Alternate

3rd Place

Camp Manna “Camp Manna Movers” 

  • Macey Smith
  • Vance Visser
  • Logan West
  • Corbin West
  • Eli Branham
  • Chris Branham/Captain

Best Team Spirit

S.U.R.F. Board 

  • Madi Rogers
  • Avery Yount
  • Kyndall Correll
  • Bonnie Jo Taylor
  • Whitney DeLoach 
  • Keelyn Oaks/Alternate 

 Most Original Bed 

Comfort Bilt “Jingle Joggers”

  • Chelsea Favre
  • Ever Noyola
  • Gerardo Amaya
  • Dawson Hedick
  • Nancy Garita Lopez
  • Rojetta McBride

Total Package


  • Barry Fortune
  • Jose Romero
  • Team
  • Erin McIntyre
  • Wesley Metcalf
  • Chris Barringer/Alternate

2021 Mocksville Bed Races Team Listing

  • Anderson Company “Buckeye Bashers”Colton Morrett, Brent Randa, Kayee Davis, Travis McLemore, Lee Cody/Alternate
  • Avgol “Bed Wetters” – Ronnie Batcher, Danny Ridenhour, Taryn Winner, Tommie McMillan
  • Davidson-Davie Community College “The Storm” – Logan White, Alicia Allen, Vidhi Sharma, Blake Deringer, Jay Davis/Alternate
  • Eric Farr for Judge – Chuck Taylor, Mike Mitchell, Brad Stroud, Josh Hanes,
  • Aimee Farr/Alternate
  • Gildan – Jennica Prevette, Laura Geter, John Lane, Matt Blake, Natalie Garcia/Captain
  • Pallet One – Landon Miller, Alex Higgins, Floyd Collins, Santana Arnold, Chad Dyson

The Christmas season in Davie County is just beginning!

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We wish everyone a happy and healthy 2021 holiday season!