Stokes Stomp celebrates 41st year


This marked the Stokes Stomp 41st year, the longest running arts council sponsored event in N.C.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Children watch and wait for candy to be thrown at the annual Stokes Stomp.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Stokes County Sherriff Mike Marshall throws out candy at Saturday’s parade.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

North Stokes band played as they made their way down Sheppard Mill Road in Danbury.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Junior Vikings cheerleaders had the day off after Saturday’s games were cancelled due to weather.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

People lined the streets to see cars of all shapes and sizes.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

A local recycling group showed off their creations.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

N.C Forest Service made an appearance along with Smokey the Bear.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Lauren Collins, a drummer for South Stokes band, marched in Saturday’s parade.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

All three county high schools marched in Saturday’s parade, including West Stokes.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Lawsonville’s Fire and Rescue truck was part of Saturday’s festivities.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Visitors peruse the wares at the annual Stokes Stomp.


Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

A vendor shows off a marionette.


Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

A vendor demonstrates glass art.


Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

It would not be a Stomp without political parties.


Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

Stomp attendees try an old-timey game at the Hanging Rock State Park booth.


Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

The Stokes County Master Gardeners were at the Stomp providing advice.


Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

BOSS, a new dog training and agility business in King, showed off what their dogs could do.


Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

Attendees had a chance to learn how to play dulcimers on Sunday.


Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

Vendors also had a chance to explore the Stomp and have some fun.


Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

Attendees had a chance to buy raffles for signed musical instruments.


Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

The Stomp featured a lot of art, including a booth offering caricatures.


Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

The Sauratown Trails Association had a booth at the Stomp.


Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

The Stokes County Historical Society provided information on local history.


Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

One young attendee had fun imitating Elvis while Taylor Vaden & Memphis Thunder played.


Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

The Stokes Future Farmers Market remembered Kill Basa Bill Guthrie with memorial t-shirts.


Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

Stokes County Fire Marshall Brian Boo taught kids how to prevent fires.


Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

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.”

Nicholas Elmes may be reached at 336-591-8191 or on Twitter @NicholasElmes.

This marked the Stokes Stomp 41st year, the longest running arts council sponsored event in N.C.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_12a.jpgThis marked the Stokes Stomp 41st year, the longest running arts council sponsored event in N.C. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Children watch and wait for candy to be thrown at the annual Stokes Stomp.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_achildren.jpgChildren watch and wait for candy to be thrown at the annual Stokes Stomp. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Stokes County Sherriff Mike Marshall throws out candy at Saturday’s parade.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_MikeM.jpgStokes County Sherriff Mike Marshall throws out candy at Saturday’s parade. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

North Stokes band played as they made their way down Sheppard Mill Road in Danbury.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Nband.jpgNorth Stokes band played as they made their way down Sheppard Mill Road in Danbury. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Junior Vikings cheerleaders had the day off after Saturday’s games were cancelled due to weather.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Nlittlecheer.jpgJunior Vikings cheerleaders had the day off after Saturday’s games were cancelled due to weather. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

People lined the streets to see cars of all shapes and sizes.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_paradecar.jpgPeople lined the streets to see cars of all shapes and sizes. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

A local recycling group showed off their creations.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_recycle.jpgA local recycling group showed off their creations. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

N.C Forest Service made an appearance along with Smokey the Bear.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Smoky.jpgN.C Forest Service made an appearance along with Smokey the Bear. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Lauren Collins, a drummer for South Stokes band, marched in Saturday’s parade.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_SouthBand.jpgLauren Collins, a drummer for South Stokes band, marched in Saturday’s parade. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

All three county high schools marched in Saturday’s parade, including West Stokes.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Wband.jpgAll three county high schools marched in Saturday’s parade, including West Stokes. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Lawsonville’s Fire and Rescue truck was part of Saturday’s festivities.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_firetruck-2.jpgLawsonville’s Fire and Rescue truck was part of Saturday’s festivities. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Visitors peruse the wares at the annual Stokes Stomp.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_6192.jpgVisitors peruse the wares at the annual Stokes Stomp. Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

A vendor shows off a marionette.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_6196.jpgA vendor shows off a marionette. Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

A vendor demonstrates glass art.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_6202.jpgA vendor demonstrates glass art. Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

It would not be a Stomp without political parties.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_6219.jpgIt would not be a Stomp without political parties. Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

Stomp attendees try an old-timey game at the Hanging Rock State Park booth.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_6227.jpgStomp attendees try an old-timey game at the Hanging Rock State Park booth. Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

The Stokes County Master Gardeners were at the Stomp providing advice.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_6229.jpgThe Stokes County Master Gardeners were at the Stomp providing advice. Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

BOSS, a new dog training and agility business in King, showed off what their dogs could do.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_6249.jpgBOSS, a new dog training and agility business in King, showed off what their dogs could do. Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

Attendees had a chance to learn how to play dulcimers on Sunday.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_6257.jpgAttendees had a chance to learn how to play dulcimers on Sunday. Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

Vendors also had a chance to explore the Stomp and have some fun.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_6272.jpgVendors also had a chance to explore the Stomp and have some fun. Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

Attendees had a chance to buy raffles for signed musical instruments.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_6276.jpgAttendees had a chance to buy raffles for signed musical instruments. Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

The Stomp featured a lot of art, including a booth offering caricatures.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_6277.jpgThe Stomp featured a lot of art, including a booth offering caricatures. Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

The Sauratown Trails Association had a booth at the Stomp.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_6281.jpgThe Sauratown Trails Association had a booth at the Stomp. Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

The Stokes County Historical Society provided information on local history.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_6282.jpgThe Stokes County Historical Society provided information on local history. Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

One young attendee had fun imitating Elvis while Taylor Vaden & Memphis Thunder played.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_6294.jpgOne young attendee had fun imitating Elvis while Taylor Vaden & Memphis Thunder played. Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

The Stokes Future Farmers Market remembered Kill Basa Bill Guthrie with memorial t-shirts.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_6304.jpgThe Stokes Future Farmers Market remembered Kill Basa Bill Guthrie with memorial t-shirts. Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

Stokes County Fire Marshall Brian Boo taught kids how to prevent fires.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_6306.jpgStokes County Fire Marshall Brian Boo taught kids how to prevent fires. Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

Kids had a chance to explore the Dan River during the Stomp.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_6333.jpgKids had a chance to explore the Dan River during the Stomp. Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

CC Dance Company shows off their moves.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_6369.jpgCC Dance Company shows off their moves. Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News

Visitors to the Stomp even had a chance to get a tintype photo taken.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_6374.jpgVisitors to the Stomp even had a chance to get a tintype photo taken. Nicholas Elmes | The Stokes News
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