The 41st annual Stokes Stomp kicked off the fall season last weekend, drawing good crowds for lots of fun in Moratock Park on Saturday and Sunday.
The annual even was followed this week with the Stokes County Fair held at the American Legion Fairgrounds in King.
Stokes County Arts Council Director Eddy McGee said he was very pleased with the way the Stomp went this week.
“I think the response was really good,” said McGee. “Despite overcast weather on Saturday it was still a great weekend.”
He said attendees were happy with a new stage that provided a more natural environment and noted that the shuttle service, now in its second year, was a continued success.
“I talked to a number of our artisan vendors and they did very well,” he added. “It was a good Stomp.”
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This marked the Stokes Stomp 41st year, the longest running arts council sponsored event in N.C.
Children watch and wait for candy to be thrown at the annual Stokes Stomp.
Stokes County Sherriff Mike Marshall throws out candy at Saturday’s parade.
North Stokes band played as they made their way down Sheppard Mill Road in Danbury.
Junior Vikings cheerleaders had the day off after Saturday’s games were cancelled due to weather.
People lined the streets to see cars of all shapes and sizes.
A local recycling group showed off their creations.
N.C Forest Service made an appearance along with Smokey the Bear.
Lauren Collins, a drummer for South Stokes band, marched in Saturday’s parade.
All three county high schools marched in Saturday’s parade, including West Stokes.
Lawsonville’s Fire and Rescue truck was part of Saturday’s festivities.
Visitors peruse the wares at the annual Stokes Stomp.
A vendor shows off a marionette.
A vendor demonstrates glass art.
It would not be a Stomp without political parties.
Stomp attendees try an old-timey game at the Hanging Rock State Park booth.
The Stokes County Master Gardeners were at the Stomp providing advice.
BOSS, a new dog training and agility business in King, showed off what their dogs could do.
Attendees had a chance to learn how to play dulcimers on Sunday.
Vendors also had a chance to explore the Stomp and have some fun.
Attendees had a chance to buy raffles for signed musical instruments.
The Stomp featured a lot of art, including a booth offering caricatures.
The Sauratown Trails Association had a booth at the Stomp.
The Stokes County Historical Society provided information on local history.
One young attendee had fun imitating Elvis while Taylor Vaden & Memphis Thunder played.
The Stokes Future Farmers Market remembered Kill Basa Bill Guthrie with memorial t-shirts.
Stokes County Fire Marshall Brian Boo taught kids how to prevent fires.
Kids had a chance to explore the Dan River during the Stomp.
CC Dance Company shows off their moves.
Visitors to the Stomp even had a chance to get a tintype photo taken.