2024 Daniel Boone Family Festival – Canceled

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2024 Daniel Boone Family Festival – Canceled

The Town of Mocksville has decided to cancel the Daniel Boone Family Festival due to the forecast of severe weather.

The Daniel Boone Family Festival on Saturday, May 4, 2024, will dish up food, fun, music, and a heapin’ helpin’ of history. Featuring historical tours throughout the county, historical demonstrations, local artisans, food, live music, and a kid’s area with inflatables. Try your hand at gem mining and axe throwing. There will be something for everyone at the all-day event, which runs from 10 a.m. – to 7:30 p.m.

 

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

Portrait of Daniel Boone by Chester Harding, 1820 -Public Domain

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

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 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.

Live Music Schedule

The festival ends at 5 p.m., but the entertainment continues until 7:30 p.m.

1:30-3 p.m. – Rockie Lynne
3:30-5 p.m. – Moxie
6-7:30 p.m. – Hotwax and the Splinters

About the Artists

Known for his chops as an electric guitar player, Rockie Lynne has assembled a world-class band here in the Carolinas and garnered a loyal following for his energetic and entertaining live show, featuring original material and popular standards delivered with a jam-band, southern rock flair. Rockie’s show will feature a blend of southern rock, country and rock’n’roll, featuring harmony-soaked melodies.

Moxie will bring a variety of pop, soul, R&B, and funk music from all eras! This Winston-Salem-based band is ready to play some high-energy music that is sure to have you out of your seat! If you like artists like Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, and Tina Turner, then Moxie is the band for you. Featuring Staci McBeth’s soulful and powerful vocals, three-part harmonies, and a tight, high-energy rhythm section, Moxie’s sound combines a funky groove with a rock attitude that is delighting audiences throughout the Triad region and beyond.

Hotwax and the Splinters have been picking together for over 20 years, and that energy shows as they perform the best bluegrass around the Piedmont area. The ensemble includes Clyde Lewis – mandolin/lead vocals; Ed Renn, guitar/lead vocals; Nathan Farlow, dobro/vocals; Jeff Rumsey, bass/vocals; Jeff Rumsey, Mark Wallace, banjo; and Ryan Lambert, lead guitar.

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The event is finished.

Date

May 04 2024
Expired!

Time

10:00 am - 7:30 pm

Location

Downtown Mocksville

Organizer

Mocksville Tourism Development Authority
Phone
(336) 753-6705
Email
jtevens@mocksvillenc.gov

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