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What is a sonker? You can learn the recipe of this deep dish pie and try other flavors of sonkers– at the annual Sonker Festival held at the historic Edwards-Franklin House on the first Saturday of October from 1pm-5pm. This year the event takes place the first Saturday in October 2012.
This is a daylong festival honoring the Appalachian deep-dish pie called the "sonker", with old-time stringband music and dance. The cost is FREE!
The Edwards-Franklin House, 4132 Haystack Rd,, Mount Airy, NC, is 7 miles west of Mount Airy. Take NC 89 west out of Mount Airy. Turn left onto Beulah Rd. about 1 mile after passing under I-77. Drive approximately 1 mile on Beulah Rd. and turn west onto Haystack Rd. Follow Haystack Rd. for about 3 miles. Immediately after you cross a bridge, the Edwards-Franklin House will be on the right.
Parking: Free. Accessible for bus tours.
Special Needs Access: Wheelchairs would have to be pushed up a grassy hill.
Signage: At location and in route.
Sponsor: Surry County Historical Society