Would you like a sweet tea with that? A promising trio for a free show here on Saturday – Davie County Enterprise Record

The Daniel Boone Family Festival is scheduled all day Saturday in downtown Mocksville.

There will be artists and artisans with their wares, food, children’s area, historical tours and free music in the evening from an outdoor stage on West Depot Street.

The festival celebrates the life of Daniel Boone, whose family moved to present-day Davie County in 1852 and from where the pioneer began his westward journeys.

Tours of historic sites, including several associated with the Boones, will take place at 10:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m., $5 per bus or van. Visit Joppa Cemetery, where Boone’s parents and brother are buried; the Boone plot on Bear Creek where the family settled shortly after moving here; marker Daniel Boone in Farmington (Boone’s wife, Rebecca, was from that area.). Visit Pudding Ridge, where Cornwallis crossed Dutchman Creek in pursuit of Nathanael Greene.

Another tour departing at 11:45 a.m. visits Joppa, the Boone tract, and Bear Creek, and adds tours of the Jesse A. Clement House (1828) and the Arbor Historic Center, built in 1876.

Free music includes:

• Hotwax & The Splinters get the ball rolling at 1:30 p.m. with high-energy bluegrass music.

• Local favorites His & Hers and Down the Mountain will share the stage beginning at 3:30 p.m., bringing Americana, original music, classics and cover music.

Trio of sweet teas

• Sweet Tea Trio, a group of rising stars of country music based in Alabama, will perform on stage from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

“Sweet Tea Trio brings new old school country with a twist,” said Robert Ritchie (Kid Rock). They are already becoming fast scholars of the road and writing songs. They pick up where the Dixie Chicks and Pistol Anies meet. They are 100% country.

No coolers will be allowed, but alcoholic beverages and water will be available in the concert area, with more offerings in the food area. Bring a chair to sit on.

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