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Event & Activities

Events and activities will be added and updated as details are finalized 

Uwharrie Trail Thru Hike
Oct
18
to Oct 21

Uwharrie Trail Thru Hike

Have you heard of the Uwharrie Trail? At 40 miles, it is the longest single-track footpath in central North Carolina. The LandTrust and other conservation partners have been working for the past 20 years to reconnect this trail, and thanks to these efforts it can now be hiked in its 40-mile entirety. 

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Uwharrie 100
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Uwharrie 100

Limitations live only in our minds

Think you have what it takes to traverse 102.5 miles along one of Earth's oldest mountain ranges?  Are you willing to push yourself to your absolute limits as you maneuver your way through the scenic, yet unrelenting single track trails filled with rocks, roots, ascents, descents and numerous stream crossings?  Make no mistake, the Uwharrie 100 is one of the most challenging 100's on the east coast.  Are you up to the challenge?

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Crappie Fishing Tournament
Oct
19
7:00 AM07:00

Crappie Fishing Tournament

Buffet style meal will be provided after the weigh in. 

  • October 20th, 2019

  • Fishing hours 7am-3pm

  • Must be fished on Lake Tillery Waters

  • Weigh in Line Open 3:30-4:30

  • Weigh in Location – Lillys Bridge Marina

  • 12 Rod Limit – 2 Baits Per Rod

  • 7 Crappie Weighed – Must Be Alive and caught during tournament hours.

  • Meal served after weigh-in courtesy of River Wild Restaurant to paying entrants

  • Can pay entry online at www.fishthecarolinas.org or register/pay

    the morning of event from 5:30-6:15 at Lillys Bridge Marina

  • Livewells must be checked at Lillys Bridge Marina event day from 5:30-6:15am

  • $100 Entry includes big fish pot

  • As many anglers as boat is rated for

  • No membership required

  • Not a Classic Qualifyer for FTC or Yadkin River Crappie Trail clubs

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Mt. Gilead Fall Festival on Main
Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

Mt. Gilead Fall Festival on Main

  • 200 N Main St Mt Gilead, NC, 27306 United States (map)
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Live entertainment, bands include The Sand Band, The Loaded Dice Band, Cory Luetjen & the Traveling Blues Band.

Food and craft vendors, pickleball tournament, cornhole tournament, bouncy houses for kids, pet parade and more!

Our shops on Main Street will be open for business. 

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Concert At Lilly's Bridge Marina
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Concert At Lilly's Bridge Marina

The Outdoor Festival official kickoff starts at Lillys Bridge with a concert at the Restaurant and Marina with food, games and “Deeper Shades of Blue," “Nu Blu,” and "The Loaded Dice Band.". 
OHV event opens at the Outpost and Campgrounds open. 

 Pre race meeting and meal for the Uwharrie 100 participants will be at this event also.

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REI hosting Learn to Kayak & Open Paddle
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

REI hosting Learn to Kayak & Open Paddle

REI will be hosting Learn to Kayak:  This class will introduce students to the basics of paddling a kayak in a mild setting and at a relaxed pace. Students will learn about kayaks, paddles, gear and clothing before learning to launch and being introduced to the basic paddle strokes. This event will be held at Kings Point. Sessions start at 9AM and repeated at 1PM. Kayaks will be provided by REI. 

Registration: 

9am – Learn to Kayak:  https://www.rei.com/event/learn-to-kayak-class/troy/218379

12pm – Learn to Kayak: https://www.rei.com/event/learn-to-kayak-class/troy/218381

Open Paddle:  30-min non-instructional sessions to paddle a kayak on your own.  We’ll have instructors on the water for safety and questions.

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Uwharrie Mountains Pickleball Tournament
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Uwharrie Mountains Pickleball Tournament

 

Age Group Doubles Tournament

3 Age Categories:  U50, 51-69, 70U 

3 Doubles Formats: , Men’s, Women’s, Mixed Doubles. You can play down in any age category. 

Entry Fee: $35 + $10 for 2nd Event, + $5 for 3rd Event

Where: Stanback Park Mt. Gilead. (6 Outdoor Courts)

Raindate Oct 21st 

Contact John: John07865@hotmail.com or text 704-787-2014


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Archaeology Day
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Archaeology Day

  • 509 Town Creek Mound Road Mount Gilead, NC, 27306 United States (map)
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Archaeology Day at Town Creek Indian Mound

Join in a global celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery during International Archaeology Day. Hands-on activities showcasing techniques and skills employed by archaeologists will be available throughout the day and the North Carolina Archaeological Society ( http://www.rla.unc.edu/ncas/) will be on here with membership info and offering to identify your artifacts! Throw an Atlatl spear, experience the excitement of excavation by carefully extracting chocolate chips from a cookie, produce a souvenir clay pot or cord bracelet using the same methods as the Pee Dee Culture, participate in sand art stratigraphy, and other experimental activities!  This program is being offered in conjunction with Ten Days of Uwharrie, North Carolina's Official Outdoor Festival 

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Uwharrie Outdoor Festival
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Uwharrie Outdoor Festival

  • 315 North Main Street Troy, North Carolina 27371 United States (map)
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Uwharrie Outdoor Festival

Troy will be having our Uwharrie Outdoor Festival. That festival begins at 2:00. Featuring tons of vendors, food trucks, live music, rock climbing wall, laser skeet, and craft beer. In addition, the Wildlife, U.S Forest Service, and other outdoor related organizations will be participating in event. 

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Mayor's Walk Troy
Oct
22
5:30 PM17:30

Mayor's Walk Troy

This Mayor's Walk will be held in Troy. 

The first of four one-mile Mayor’s Walks will be held at Troy Elementary School’s Daily Mile Trail. Complete all four walks to win a prize. Passports will be provided and stamped at each location.

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M.C.C. 1st. Annual Shooting Clay Tournament & Flurry Shoot
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

M.C.C. 1st. Annual Shooting Clay Tournament & Flurry Shoot

The Montgomery Community College Foundation invites you to join us for our 1st. Annual Sporting Clay tournament. The tournament will be hel don Friday October 26th 2019 at DeWitt’s Outdoor Sports, LLC. DeWitt’s Sporting Clay Course is one of the most exciting and challenging courses you will find. It is over a mile long and winds around beautiful woodland areas, fields, a farm pond and loops back to the club house.

The course consists of 14 shooting stations with two shooting boxes at each station. Each station has two state-of-the-art, completely automated traps that will release targets at the push of a button.

Proceeds from this year’s tournament will particularly support the Gunsmith Program including their participation at the annual SHOT show.

Come and join us for a great day and support a great cause!

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Tour of Montgomery County Ride
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Tour of Montgomery County Ride

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This bike event will be a 50 (or 25 option) mile tour of Montgomery County and its Towns and sights. The Tour will begin and end in Troy NC at the Roy Maness Nature Preserve. The route will take riders to all five Towns and the Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site. This will be a supported ride with stations at each Town for food and refreshments. Riders are encouraged to enjoy the hospitality of each waypoint.

Riders will receive a “Swag Tour” package and award for this half- century. Enjoy a visit to Star Works, Candor Peach Pop, Town Creek Indian Mound (Bathroom Facilities), Mt. Gilead Historic Downtown, and finishing in Troy where there will be Food and Music in the downtown. Enjoy the back roads of North Carolinas Central Park, Montgomery County.       

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Town Creek Under the Stars: The sleep-over edition
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Town Creek Under the Stars: The sleep-over edition

  • 509 Town Creek Mound Road Mount Gilead, NC, 27306 United States (map)
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This program is offered in conjunction with the Ten Days of Uwharrie, North Carolina’s Official Outdoor Festival! Join us for a unique opportunity to spend the entire night under the stars at a prehistoric village site. Participants will camp on the grounds of Town Creek Indian Mound, NC’s oldest State Historic Site, and view heavenly sights including the Milky Way, Saturn, Mars, and Neptune. Campers must arrive at the site before gates lock for the night at 6:30 p.m. No open flames allowed; there will be a community campfire at the village site between 5:30 and 10:30 p.m. The cost is $25 plus Eventbrite fees per tent (5 people per tent max)

Campers are responsible for their own supplies. Remember to bring chairs or blankets, snacks/foods, etc. Cooking will not be allowed on site except for roasting items over the community campfire on Saturday night.

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Run The Valley 5k - 10K - 1/2 Marathon
Oct
27
6:00 AM06:00

Run The Valley 5k - 10K - 1/2 Marathon

Half Marathon
North Carolina’s Most Challenging 1/2 Marathon
The Run the Valley Half Marathon is back for the fourteenth year for you to tackle. Deemed the most challenging half marathon in the state of North Carolina, the course will take you to the top of Morrow Mountain and back to Badin..

10K
2018 marks the 21st Annual Run the Valley 10K. This out and back course offers rolling hills and beautiful rural scenery. The course begins at the Badin Post Office on the corner of Falls Road and Boyden Street. Runners follow Boyden Street to Valley Drive and run to Morrow Mountain Road where a left turn takes runners toward Morrow Mountain State Park with the turnaround at the Baptist Church and back to Badin.

5K
For the eighteenth year, you may also choose to run or walk this fitness 5K and enjoy the rural landscape. This course follows the same route as the 10K with the turnaround marked on Valley Drive.

Run the Valley is organized by the Uwharrie Running Club. 

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Town Creek Under the Stars
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Town Creek Under the Stars

  • 509 Town Creek Mound Road Mount Gilead, NC, 27306 United States (map)
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Town Creek Under the Stars

This program is offered in conjunction with the TEN DAYS OF UWHARRIE, North Carolina's Official Outdoor Festival! The evening begins in the auditorium with our "What's Up!" presentation at 7pm. This will provide information about what to look for that night and a little folk lore associated with it. Then, join us outside for an evening beneath one of the last great dark sky sites in the North Carolina piedmont. Site telescopes will be available, or bring your own to observe the waning gibbous(nearly full) Moon, Mars and Saturn. Notable constellations include Hercules, Cassiopeia and Cygnus. Participants should dress for the weather and may wish to bring a red light to help them see in the darkness. Chairs and blankets welcome! Free, registration required at the ticket link



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Mount Gilead Festival
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Mount Gilead Festival

Please join us in Mount Gilead on October 20 from 10am-4pm for Mount Gilead Fall Festival On Main. We will have a full day of live music, food, games, arts & crafts, inflatables, and more! Some highlights include a pickleball tournament, cornhole tournament, three-point shooting contest, and headlining performance from the Fantastic Shakers! Free for all ages! Sponsored by Mohawk Industries and McRae Industries  

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