Crafts, activities for the kids, free music: It’s The Oaks Festival this Saturday

Published 4:41 pm Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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By Jeanna Baxter White

Word Master Media Group

Enjoy a day of free fun for the family during the annual Oaks Festival Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. in historic downtown Mocksville.

There will be handcrafted goods, art, food vendors, kids’ activities and live concerts.

Crafts, food, and the kids’ area will be set up along Main Street and run down West Depot Street leading to the entertainment area and outdoor stage. The vendor area will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Inflatables, face painting,  balloon animals by Michael Decker, and pumpkins to decorate and take home will be available for the kids.

Eric & Kay’s BBQ will servie barbecue, barbecue bowls, spare ribs, hotdogs, and side dishes. Jason’s Italian Ice and Legendary Ice Cream will also be set up.

Bring  a chair for seating for the concerts from 1:30-7:30 p.m. at the stage at the end of West Depot. Food and beverages will be available from vendors.

• 1:30  p.m., Hotwax and the Splinters will bring their fast-paced bluegrass sound. This band has been picking together for over 20 years and 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. Visit

• 3:30 p.m., Poundcake, local musicians Kelven Cockerham and Tim Elmore, will keep the good times rolling with acoustic favorites from the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

• At 6 p.m., Camel City Yacht Club will bring their soft rock sound to Mocksville. Since 2020, these five veteran musicians have been devoted to the smooth, soft rock of the 70s and 80s.  Think favorites like “Brandy,” “Kiss on my List,” “Steal Away” and more. Visit their website,