Main Street

Explore our Downtown for the day!

banner Block Party downtown reduced

Things to do in downtown:

  • Variety of restaurants
  • Coffee shops
  • Bakeries
  • Shopping
  • Local art
  • Murals
  • Trails
  • Music & wedding venues
  • Heritage Center (visitors please drop in and say hello)
  • Elkin Vine Line wine hopper based out of the Heritage Center (257 Standard St)
  • Brewery
  • Wine tasting location with sommelier (Wisdom Table)
  • Farmers market (Saturdays 9-noon)
  • Dog park and pet-friendly restaurants and shops
  • Boat ramp/launch (Crater Park)
  • Kids park (Crater Park)
  • Public restrooms (115 W Main St)
  • Library & post office, and
  • Electric car charging stations at two locations (town hall and heritage center).

Downtown Elkin is famous for:

  • Its charm 
  • History beginning in late 1800's as a textile mill town (Chatham Manufacturing/Chatham Blankets mostly known for making wool blankets for WWII & WWII soldiers), and as a furniture town (Vaughan-Bassett Furniture). 
  • Monthly Cruise Ins & music events 
  • Murals 
  • Celebrating the arts 
  • Centrally located in Yadkin Valley Wine Region (AVA)
  • Being a trail town. Here are some of the trails you can explore in downtown:
    • Our Main Street is directly along the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST)
    • Downtown Elkin converges with the NC MST, the Overmountain Victory Trail, and the Yadkin River Blue Trail.
    • Listed on the Blue Ridge Music Trail (Reeves Theater)
    • Listed on the Blue Ridge Craft Trail 
    • Listed on the Appalachian Mural Trail
    • Daniel Boone Trail marker next to Elkin Trail Town mural
    • Sonker Trail 
  • Kayak launch/docking 2 blocks from Main Street (dock and enjoy lunch downtown)!

Additional information about downtown:

  • EVENT information, go to
  • OUR STATE article about Downtown Elkin, click here
  • SHOPS & RESTAURANTS list (printable) in downtown Elkin, click here.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA links, see Elkin Main Street's facebook page at
  • Our downtown district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a NC Main Street Accredited Community (since 1998) with a dedicated Main Street Manager and Advisory Board.

                                  West Main St...
Main Street in Spring
                        Mid-Main St
Elkin mural
                                  East Main St...                             Appalachian Moonshine Rally 2013 (12)

Mailing Address

Post Office Box 857 Elkin, North Carolina 28621

Street Address

226 North Bridge Street Elkin, North Carolina 28621

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