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10-Days of Uwharrie: The OFFICIAL North Carolina Outdoor Festival!

Dozens of events associated with North Carolina's Official Outdoor Festival occur from Oct. 18th-29th.

The Festival is designed to show off the plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities in Montgomery County and across the entire Uwharrie Region with the Uwharrie National Forest, Lake Tillery, Badin Lake and much more. Events include a Uwharrie Thru-Hike, 100 mile run through the Uwharrie Forest, crappie Fishing tournament, biking, running, walking, paddling, off road vehicle events and much more including walks with Mayors, gold panning, Bigfoot Adventure Race, Bigfoot Brisket Cook-Off Competition, cornhole tournaments, pickleball, 3-point shooting, a demonstration from the World Champion Dog Fly Ball Relay Team, street festivals, LOTS of live music, food, food trucks and more.

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Friday, Oct. 19th- Concerts at Lilly's Bridge Marina from 3p-9p including Thirsty Souls Brewery Tap Trailer and feeding of the Uwharrie 100 Mile Run participants

Saturday, Oct. 20th- Uwharrie 100 begins at 6a; Crappiest Fishing Tournament Ever begins at Lilly's Bridge on Lake Tillery at 7a-3p; Mt. Gilead Fall Festival on Main from 10a-4p includes pickleball tournament and street festival; Cruise-in at Front Porch Pickin 9a-2p; Search for Bigfoot Adventure Race 10a-11a at Kings Mtn. Point; Archaeology Day at Town Creek Indian Mound 10a-4p; Uwharrie Outdoor Festival in Troy 2p-9:30 which includes Bigfoot Brisket Cook-Off, cornhole, street festival and music at the amphitheater; Town Creek Under the Stars 7p-9p; REI hosting learn to paddle and product demonstration 9a-10a at Kings Mtn. Point; Off-Road Vehicle Jamboree activities and Drone Demonstration at the Eldorado Outpost all day.

Sunday, Oct. 21- Vintage Christmas Parade of Trees at Front Porch Pickin 1p-5p

Monday, Oct. 22- Mayor's Walk at Troy Elementary 5:30p

  Mayor's Walk

Tuesday, Oct. 23- Mayor's Walk at Star Elementary 5:30p

Wednesday, Oct. 24- Mayor's Walk at Mt. Gilead Elementary 5:30p; Uwharrie Agribusiness Summit at Stanley Community College 9a-5p

Thursday, Oct. 25- Mayor's Walk at Candor Elementary 5:30p; Uwharrie Craft Summit at River Wild Restaurant 9a-5p

Friday, Oct. 26- Music at Troy Town Stage Amphitheater 6p-9p; MCC First Annual Shooting Clay Tournament 11a-5p; Mayor's Walk in West Badin 4:30p-5:30p; Mayor's Walk in East Badin 5:30p-6:30p; American Adventurist Camp in Eldorado 7p-8p and open mike at Eldorado Outpost.

Saturday, Oct. 27- Run the Valley 5K, 10K, half marathon (Town of Badin Post Office) 7a; Tour of Montgomery County Bike Ride 10a at Roy Maness Nature Preserve; OEX Off Road Demonstration in Eldorado 10a-11a; Off Road Scavenger Hunt Noon-1p; Kayak/Canoe Agility Competition at Badin Lake 1:30p-2:30p; Badin Lake Paddler 10a-6p; Town Creek Under the Stars Sleepover from 4:30p-10a; Music at the Troy Town Stage Amphiteater 6p-9p

Sunday, Oct. 28th- Outdoor Church Service across from Eldorado Outpost 9a-10a; Demonstration from the World Champion Fly Ball Dog Relay Team at Biscoe Little League Fields in Biscoe 1pm followed by Dog Halloween Costume Contest; Horse Jamboree at Horse Trail in Eldorado 1p-2p