Main Street

Explore our Downtown for the day!

banner Block Party downtown reduced

Things to do in downtown:

  • Variety of restaurants
  • Coffee shops
  • Bakeries
  • Shopping
  • Local art / art classes 
  • Murals
  • Trails
  • Music & wedding venues
  • Heritage & Trails Center (visitors please drop in and say hello at 257 Standard St)
  • Elkin Vine Line wine hopper based out of the Heritage Center (257 Standard St)
  • Brewery 
  • Wine tasting location with Certified Sommelier (Wisdom Table)
  • Outdoor Farmers Market (Saturdays 9-noon) from April thru November 
  • Dog park and pet-friendly restaurants and shops
  • Boat ramp/launch (Crater Park) with nearby outfitters (kayak/canoe/float)
  • Kids park (Crater Park)
  • Public restrooms at linear park (115 W Main St)
  • Library & post office

Downtown Elkin is famous for:

  • Its charm 
  • History beginning in late 1800's as a textile mill town (Chatham Manufacturing/Chatham Blankets mostly known for making wool blankets for WWII & WWII soldiers), and as a furniture town (Vaughan-Bassett Furniture). 
  • Monthly Cruise Ins & music events (Food Truck Fridays and Downtown Block Parties)
  • Murals (10+)
  • Celebrating the arts (Foothills Arts Center, Reeves Music Theater, Downtown Music School)
  • Centrally located in Yadkin Valley Wine Region (AVA)
  • Being a trail town. Here are some of the trails you can explore in downtown:
    • Our Main Street is directly along the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST)
    • Downtown Elkin converges with the NC MST, the Overmountain Victory Trail, and the Yadkin River Blue Trail.
    • Listed on the Blue Ridge Music Trail (Reeves Theater)
    • Listed on the Blue Ridge Craft Trail 
    • Listed on the Appalachian Mural Trail
    • Daniel Boone Trail marker next to Elkin Trail Town mural
    • Civil War Trail 
    • Sonker Trail 
  • Kayak launch/docking 2 blocks from Main Street (dock and enjoy lunch downtown)!
Downtown Elkin:

  • is wired for WiFi (unsecured for visitor use) and Fiber Optics for businesses
  • offers electric car charging stations at two locations (at Town Hall, and Heritage & Trails Center )

Additional information about downtown:

  • EVENT information, go to
  • OUR STATE article about Downtown Elkin, click here
  • SHOPS & RESTAURANTS list (printable) in downtown Elkin, click here.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA links, please like Elkin Main Street's facebook page at
  • Our downtown district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a NC Main Street Accredited Community (since 1998) with a dedicated Main Street Manager and Advisory Board.

                                  West Main St...
Main Street in Spring
                        Mid-Main St
Elkin mural
                                  East Main St...                             Appalachian Moonshine Rally 2013 (12)

Mailing Address

Post Office Box 857 Elkin, North Carolina 28621

Street Address

226 North Bridge Street Elkin, North Carolina 28621

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