Autumn Leaves Festival™ Schedule

Please do not attend the Autumn Leaves Festival™ if you are not feeling well or have been recently exposed to someone with Covid-19. - Please do not attend the Autumn Leaves Festival™ if you are not feeling well or have been recently exposed to someone with Covid-19. - Please do not attend the Autumn Leaves Festival™ if you are not feeling well or have been recently exposed to someone with Covid-19.

The Autumn Leaves Festival™ features local attractions throughout the 3-day weekend and hosts the best Old-Time Bluegrass Bandstand! To make sure you don’t miss anything, view the schedules below.

2021 Festival Dates / Hours:
Friday, October 14th, 2022  9am-9pm
Saturday, October 15th, 2022  9am-9pm
Sunday, October 16th, 2022  12pm-6pm

Old-Time / Bluegrass Bandstand Schedule

Located at the intersection of Rawley Ave and N Main Street, between BB&T, Wells Fargo and First Citizens Bank. Bring your camping chairs and get ready to dance!

The 2021 Bandstand Schedule will be available later this year!

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Opening Ceremony 11:30am, Live Music 11:50am-9pm

11:30AM Opening Ceremonies

11:50 – 12:35 Sugarloaf Mountain Band (Bluegrass)

12:35 – 1:20 Crossriver (Gospel)

1:20 – 2:05 Over The Hill Bluegrass Band (Bluegrass)

2:05 – 2:50 Cranford Creek Bluegrass (Bluegrass)

2:50 – 3:35 Shelton Brothers (Bluegrass/Gospel)

3:35 – 4:20 Robert Tilley & The Hard Times Band (Bluegrass)

4:20 – 5:05 Snow Creek Old Time Band (Oldtime)

5:05 – 5:50 2 Young 2 Old (Bluegrass)

5:50 – 6:35 Hubert Lawson & The Bluegrass Country Boys (Bluegrass)

6:35 – 7:20 Surry Line (Oldtime)

7:20 – 8:05 Slate Mountain Ramblers (Oldtime)

8:05 – 9:00 The Surry County Bobcasters (Oldtime)

Saturday, October 9th, 2021

Live Music 9:15am-9pm

9:15 – 10:00 Possum Hollow Old-Time String Band (Oldtime)

10:00 – 10:40 Bill & Maggie Anderson (Variety)

10:40 – 11:20 Chestnut Mountain Ramblers (Old Time)

11:20 – 12:00 Bluegrass & Beyond (Bluegrass)

12:00 – 12:45 Paula Dellenback & Fox River (Bluegrass)

12:45 – 1:30 The Fishers Peak Timber Rattlers (Oldtime)

1:30 – 2:15 Never Too Late (Bluegrass)

2:15 – 3:00 Stevie Barr Band (Bluegrass)

3:00 – 3:45 Narrow Road (Bluegrass/Gospel)

3:45 – 4:30 The Country Boys (Bluegrass)

4:30 – 5:15 Harrison Ridge (Bluegrass)

5:15 – 6:00 Slate Mountain Ramblers (Oldtime)

6:00 – 6:45 The Nunn Brothers (Bluegrass)

6:45 – 8:15 Steve Marshall & Highroad (Bluegrass)

8:15 – 9:00 Trish Fore & The Dixie Wildcats (Oldtime)

Sunday, October 10th, 2021

Live Music 1pm-5pm Closing Ceremony TBA

1:00 – 2:00 Gap Civil (Oldtime)

2:00 – 3:00 By Grace (Bluegrass/Gospel)

3:00 – 4:00 Southern Gentlemen (Bluegrass)

4:00 – 5:00 Silver Leaf Mountain (Bluegrass)

Local Attractions & Activities

Allegacy Cornhole Tournament

On Main Street between The Mt. Airy Museum of Regional History and Old North State Winery, Allegacy Federal Credit Union creates a place for anyone to come and play cornhole! The tournament will be on Saturday, October 9th, and the over-all winner gets to take home the cornhole boards!

Friday, October 8th, 9am-9pm Open-play (non-competitive)

Saturday, October 9th,
9am-1pm Open-play (non-competitive)
1pm-5pm Tournament – All who play within this time frame will be entered into the tournament. One winner will be recorded for each hour. All winners will return and compete at 5pm.
Following Tournament – 9pm Open-play (non-competitive)

Sunday, October 10th, Open-play (non-competitive)

Carolina Carports Choppers

On the west side of E Independence Blvd in the festival area, Carolina Carports of Dobson, NC displays their one-of-a-kind chopper and trike bikes created by the famous American Chopper and Paul Jr. Designs. This is a must see for anyone of all ages! The display will be showcase throughout the 3-day weekend.

Children's Area

Bouncy houses, games and prizes, mini-train rides, face painting, and more! Children must be supervised by a guardian at all times. No pets allowed.

Friday, October 8th, 2021 9am – dusk
Saturday, October 9th, 2021 9am – dusk
Sunday, October 10th, 2021 12pm-6pm

Fleming Family Racing

On the east side of E Independence Blvd in the festival area, you'll find Fleming Family Racing! The coolest race cars are parked on the street along with their giant trailer. While the drivers might not be at the festival throughout the 3-day weekend, the race car display will. Be sure to check out the race cars and meet the drivers!

Sponsored by: T-Mobile

FOLLOW THE 3 Ws

Use your best judgement and follow the 3 Ws where it is possible at the Autumn Leaves Festival™. We understand that keeping a 6 foot distance from others may be impossible at certain areas of the festival. Please take care and wear a mask in these areas. Wash your hands and make use of the sanitizing stations. 

@NCDHHS | NC Department of Health and Human Services