Daniel Boone Family Festival Saturday

Published 9:13 am Thursday, May 2, 2019

Mocksville will celebrate Davie County’s most famous son on Saturday at the Daniel Boone Family Festival.

The day begins at 10 a.m. in downtown, where the artisan festival opens along the square. It will include local artisans, crafts, food, a kid’s area with inflatables and balloon artistry until 5 p.m.

Learn more about Boone and Davie’s history with a tour offered by the Davie Historical and Genealogical Society:

• 10:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m., tour Joppa Cemetery, the burial place of Boone’s parents, the Bear Creek Boone site, the Boone Trail marker in Farmington and Pudding Ridge;

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

• 1:15 p.m., tour the Bullhole in Cooleemee, Veach’s Musterground, Revolutionary War hero Richmond Pearson’s grave site, the Zachary Holt house and Village Life museums in Cooleemee.

Tours cost $5 and will be on a van or bus.

His & Hers, Caleb and Sara Davis, will kick off the free music on the Junker’s Mill stage at 12:30 p.m. At 2:15, The Flying Saucers will bring music from the 1950s and 1960s.

At 4 p.m., Hula Hoop and frozen t-shirt contests will be held, with cash prizes.

Jukebox Rehab takes the stage at 5 p.m., and headliner Mean Mary will perform beginning at 7 p.m. She is a nationally-known Americana artist, often performing historical music on the banjo.

Bring a chair for seating at Junker’s Mill. The concerts are free, and food and beverages will be available.