Center Fair, bluegrass festival Saturday

Published 9:48 am Thursday, September 8, 2016

It’s a busy Saturday in Davie County.

In addition to the youth football games, there’s Josh’s Jog in Rich Park in Mocksville, the Center Fair in that community just west of town, and a major bluegrass festival at Carolina Bible Camp, also just west of town.

In memory of Josh Rominger, the jog begins at 9 a.m. with proceeds going to CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. To register or donate, visit

The Center Fair, Davie’s only county-wide agricultural fair, will accept entries Friday evening and prior to 9 a.m. on Saturday. There are categories from culinary to field crops, from fine arts to flowers. Books with the entry requirements are available at the Enterprise Record office on South Main Street across from the courthouse.

The fair itself opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, when folks can peruse all entries after judging. There will be vendors set up on Friday and Saturday, and the famous barbecue will be served all day Friday and Saturday.

The Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival is a fund-raiser for the camp, and headlining this year is Scythian, scheduled to take the stage at 4:30 p.m.

Preceding Scythian will be Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, which features Davie’s Jamie Harper on fiddle. Also on the lineup are Christian bluesman Lightnin’ Charlie, The Snyder Family Band and Tim White and Troublesome Hollow.

Admission is $20 at the gate, off Jericho Church Road just west of Mocksville. The day also includes arts and crafts vendors, barbecue and other foods, and a classic car show. While tents will be available to get out of the sun, attendees may want to bring their own chairs.

Scythian calls its performance the “Immigrant Road Show.” The name itself comes from Ukranian nomads. The band plays Celtic and other music with a rock band energy. Music City Roots says Scythian is what happens “whenb rock star charisma meets Celtic dervish fiddling.