Mocksville’s first ‘food and brews’ festival Saturday in downtown

Published 12:49 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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By Jeanna White

Word Master Media Group

Mocksville’s first Food & Brews Street Festival is Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on West Depot Street in downtown.

Organizers at Mocksville natives, and are looking forward to bringing their festival to their hometown.

Buzzed Viking Brewing, New Sarum Brewing Co., Royal Bliss Brewing Company, and Wise Man Brewing Company will be on site.

Food vendors will include Bear Creek BBQ, Bee’s Creamery, Carnival Treats, Gunters Grill on Wheelz, Icy Paradise, Lemon’N’ Dough, Notcho Daddy’s Nachos, Queen City Cannoli, Pineapple Island, Sushi Empire, Teal Wave, The Boba Tea Bar, Treasured Treats, Weenies on Wheels, and 4Fosters Slushies.

The festival will include a Kids Zone with bounce houses, gem mining, a foam pit, henna art, face painting, and caricatures.

For the more adventurous, there will be axe throwing and rock climbing stations.

Music will be by Poundcake and DJ Chris Rhodes.

“This event will be a fantastic attraction for the Town of Mocksville,” said Jennifer Evens,” Mocksville’s marketing and community development coordinator. “With an abundance of music, food, and a variety of breweries, it’s set to be a hit. The numerous activities for kids ensure this event will be a fun-filled, family-friendly day in town. We’re ecstatic to be part of this exciting event and can’t wait to see the outcome.”

The festival is organized by Sunny Day Markets, founded by Mocksville natives Montana Noel and Brandon Toney in March 2021. Initially launched as a boutique with vendor pop-ups, the company pivoted to organizing events after COVID-19 forced many retail shops to close.

“When we realized so many vendors had nowhere to go, we started working with other small businesses to provide places for others. Now, Sunny Day Markets specializes in creating dynamic trade shows and street festivals with towns such as the Town of Mocksville to create events for small businesses to showcase and sell their products and also provide a fun event for the community,” said Noel, co-owner of the traveling small business pop-up shop based out of Union County.

“Brandon and I were both born and raised in Mocksville, and we thought, why not return to our hometown? When the town was so willing to have us host, we knew we had made the right decision to come back to our hometown for an event.  We are very excited to see this event succeed and hope to continue our partnership with the town and turn it into an annual show the community can always look forward to. We thank you all for having us with open arms. Everyone has been so accepting, and we look forward to June 1.”

For more details and updates, follow the  Town of Mocksville and Sunny Day Market on social media.