History, music, crafts and more at Daniel Boone Festival

Published 8:58 am Thursday, May 3, 2018

Country music rising star Tim Elliott will take the Junker’s Mill stage Saturday, ending the day-long Daniel Boone Family Festival.

Elliott is scheduled to play from 6:45-8 p.m. in a free concert.

The day begins at 10 a.m., when the arts and crafts vendors set up in Downtown Mocksville.

The Davie Historical and Genealogical Society will sponsor the following tours:

• 10:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m., Joppa Cemetery, burial site of Squire and Sarah Boone (Daniel’s parents); the Bear Creek Boone site; the Boone Trail Marker in Farmington, and Pudding Ridge.

• 11:45 a.m., interior of Jesse A. Clement house, Joppa Cemetery, Boone marker, Bear Creek and the Center Arbor.

• 1:15 p.m., The Bullhole on the South Yadkin River, Veach’s Musterground, Revolutionary War hero Richmond Pearson’s gravesite; Zachary Holt House in Cooleemee and the Mill Village museum.

Tours are $5, provided on a bus or van.

Activities start at Junker’s Mill at noon, when  His & Hers, local musicians Caleb and Sara Davis, will perform. Brad Ratledge and The Happy Ones will perform at 1:50.

At 4:40 p.m., Taylor Vaden and The Memphis Thunder will bring music from the 60s and 70s, including Elvis, to the stage.

There is no admission to the music. Bring a chair for seating. Food and beverages will be available.

At 3:30 p.m., there will be Hula Hoop and frozen t-shirt contests, with prizes ranging from gift cards to $5 to $100.