Second Saturday in October

Your family can enjoy a full day of free fun during the annual Autumn Equinox Festival. The festival is held in historic downtown Mocksville on the second Saturday in October from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. There is something for everyone: handcrafted goods, art, and food vendors, lots of free kids’ activities, and live concerts all day.

Crafts, food, and the kids’ area are set up along Main Street and run down Depot Street leading to the entertainment area and outdoor stage.

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, Magic Show, and Pumpkin Decorating for the Kids

It’s different every year but there are always lots of fun kids’ activities. In past years there have been balloon art, bouncy inflatables, and other free activities like crafts, music, and a magic show.

Fun Fair-style Food

Food vendors offer tasty treats like hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken tenders, cheesesteaks, and polish sausages. Make sure to save room for dessert! Grab a funnel cake, pretzel, or popcorn and some ice-cold lemonade.

Bring Your Lawn Chair and Enjoy Free Concerts – Live Music All Day!

The music starts around noon and continues on into the evening. From rock to country, to beach to Motown, the concerts offer a little of everything.


Water, wine, and alcohol will be available for sale near the entertainment area and food vendors will be at the top of the hill on Depot Street.

More Shopping and Dining

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-in at one of our delightful eateries, including the Factory Coffeehouse 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). Mocksville has so much great dining within easy walking distance!

For More Information

For more information about the free Autumn Equinox Festival or to become a vendor, please call 336-753-6705 or click to email Jennifer Evens.