Daniel Boone Festival

On the first Saturday in May, Davie County NC hosts the annual Daniel Boone Family Festival in Historic Downtown Mocksville to commemorate Davie County’s most famous resident.

Featuring historical tours throughout the county, living history demonstrations, live music, local artisans, food, and a free children’s area with fun activities, there’s something for everyone at the all-day event, which runs from 10 a.m – 5 p.m.

Although the festival ends at  5 p.m., the free live entertainment continues on West Depot Street until 7:30 p.m.


Retrace the Steps of Daniel Boone, the Revolutionary War, Historic Homes, and More!

Daniel Boone spent nearly 25 years in the Yadkin Valley area, and one of two tours revolves around landmarks associated with the Boone clan. 

Tour Details 

The big attraction for Boone buffs is Tour A, which runs at 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. and at 2:15 p.m. This general historic tour includes stops at historic Joppa Cemetery, where Daniel’s parents Squire and Sarah Boone, and his brother Israel are buried (Israel’s grave is the oldest in the cemetery); the Boone Tract at Bear Creek, a 640-acre parcel of land granted to Squire Boone in 1753 and later sold to his son Daniel; the Daniel Boone Marker in Farmington; nearby Pudding Ridge, where General Cornwallis crossed Dutchman Creek in pursuit of Nathanael Greene (Cornwallis named the area for the thick mud in the area his troops had to march through) and other locations across the county. The tour lasts around 1 hour and 45 minutes. 

Tour B offers a tour of the inside of the restored Jesse A. Clement House (circa 1824) and visits to Joppa Cemetery, Bear Creek, and the Historic Center Arbor, constructed as a site for “camp meetings” during the Third Great Awakening in 1876.  Departure times are 10:40 a.m., noon, and 1:30 p.m. This tour lasts around 1 hour and 30 minutes. All tours are $5 and provided by bus or van.

Living History Demonstrations 

In addition to historical tours, there will be living history demonstrations and colonial life displays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Carolina Frost Cabin located at the corner of S. Main Street and Lexington Rd. Built prior to 1840, the cabin is the perfect backdrop for costumed interpreters to present colonial music, tomahawk throwing, cooking, spinning, leatherworking, and other activities. A musket firing will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. 


Music and Entertainment All Day on West Depot Street

Grab your chair and head over to West Depot Street for a full day of entertainment. Each year’s line up features multiple bands performing a variety of styles of music sure to please music lovers of all ages. 

Daniel Boone Family Festival Poster for 2024

We look forward to seeing you at the Daniel Boone Festival – Get specific information about each year’s entertainment and all the details on the Mocksville Events Calendar!