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Budbreak Wine and Craft Beer Festival


The 2016 Budbreak Wine and Craft Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in beautiful Downtown Mount Airy, NC. The festival features top North Carolina wineries and craft beer producers, wonderful food, and great music. Festival packages are available which include: General admission, local accommodations and transportation, as well as a complementary bottle of wine! Rotary proceeds will benefit numerous local and international charity organizations. Please visit the website at for more information and to purchase tickets in advance for a discounted price! Come visit our tent pavilion as we pair talented local musicians with delicious local food. Join us as we celebrate Music, Food, and Spirits…Budbreak style! 13 Bones will once again be providing some outstanding food to accompany the wine. While at the Festival please take advantage of our Downtown Business Associations “Sidewalk Sale." Also try these local eateries on Main Street: Barney’s Cafe, Old North State Winery, The Loaded Goat (Located in the Main Oak Emporium or accessible off of Oak Street), Miss Angel’s Heavenly Pies, Leon’s Burger Express, Nana’s Kitchen, Down Home Restaurant, Snappy Lunch, and Walker’s Soda Fountain. Bring your dancing shoes, as we share in a common love of music, food, wine, and friends. A good time for one and all featuring some of our regions best local acts, featuring Time Sawyer and Phatt City Band this year!

Time Sawyer

11:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Time Sawyer is interested in “real people and real songs” and that’s just what the listener finds in their music – a sense of realness. Time Sawyer blends a grassroots feel with heart-felt lyrics to put on a high-energy, entertaining show. The folk rock band’s name reflects the pull between the past and the future. The character Tom Sawyer evokes the rural background and love of home that the four band members, who all hail from the rolling foothills of Elkin, North Carolina, share. Time is a muse for songwriting; it’s the thread that runs through life, bringing new experiences, giving us a sense of urgency, while still connecting us with our past. The memorable lyrics and strong melodies result in songs that will stay in your head long after the music stops. Time Sawyer continues to develop a loyal and growing fan base. Whether they’re playing in an intimate coffee shop or a large outdoor festival, their goal is to forge a face-to-face connection with the audience so that they become friends who happen to be fans.

Phatt City

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Phatt City is the name of a band originally founded in 1972, by a group of regional band directors. The name came from a saying that describes a big, “fat” sound. The spelling was a play on words that was common in that era. Phatt City’s original influences came from groups like Chicago and Earth, Wind, & Fire. In addition to Rhythm and Blues, Phatt City has an extensive beach music catalog. The band consists of 10 members, including a full horn section of Trumpet, Tenor Sax, Trombone, and Bari-Sax. Along with a rhythm section, there are four lead singers in the group, with one being female. Phatt City is probably best know as having a great rapport withit’s audiences. Having fun is contagious, and we love to spread it around!

Festival Package

Come and stay a while. Hampton Inn Mt. Airy is offering admission for two, with transportation to and from the event. Stay overnight with a standard king or double queen room, along with the following amenities: Cancel 24 hours prior to arrival date to avoid charges. For information contact General manager Lenise Lynch – Hampton Inn at 336-783-6282 or 1-800-565-5249 and one of their guest services representatives will be happy to help you. Visit them online @ Hampton Inn Mt. Airy

  • Free breakfast from 6:00 am – 10:00 am in our breakfast area.
  • Complimentary bottle of wine!
  • Rates Starting at $169.00 + Tax with other options available.

2016 Wineries and Breweries

The Budbreak Festival is a celebration of wine, craft beer, and its makers. Won’t you join us as we come together to taste the story each of our talented vendors has to share.

Chatham Hill Winery

Cary, NC Wine Vendor

Chestnut Trail Vineyards

Mocksville, NC Wine Vendor

Childress Vineyards

Lexington, NC Wine Vendor

Elkin Creek Vineyard

Elkin, NC Wine Vendor

Fiddlers Vineyards

Cherryville, NC Wine Vendor

Foothills Brewing Company

Winston-Salem, NC Beer Vendor

Gibb’s Hundred Brewing

Greensboro, NC Beer Vendor

Ginger Creek Vineyards

Taylorsville, NC Wine Vendor

Herrera Vineyards

Dobson, NC Wine Vendor

Lake James Cellars

Glen Alpine, NC Wine Vendor

Lake Norman Brewing

Mooresville, NC Beer Vendor

Native Vines

Lexington, NC Wine Vendor

Old North State Winery

Mount Airy, NC Wine Vendor

Round Peak Winery

Mount Airy, NC Wine Vendor

Skull Camp Brewing

Mount Airy, NC Beer Vendor

Slightly Askew Winery

Elkin, NC Wine Vendor

Southern Charm Winery

Lincolnton, NC Wine Vendor

St. Paul Mountain Vineyards

Hendersonville, NC Wine Vendor

Surry Cellars

Dobson, NC Wine Vendor

Thistle Meadow Winery

Laurel Springs, NC Wine Vendor

Waldensian Heritage Winery

Valdese, NC Wine Vendor NOTE: A valid ID showing proof of age (over 21) will be required at the gate for festival entry as well as for all wine tasting. Food and non-wine beverages will be available for purchase from selected vendors. For your convenience, you may purchase and check your wine (multiple bottle packs and cases) at our wine-check area and have it held securely until you are ready to leave the festival.

  1. Wristbands and wineglasses will NOT be available prior to the 12:00 p.m. opening of the Festival.
  2. To comply with North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement regulations, ALL ATTENDEES who will be tasting, drinking, or purchasing alcohol on the Festival grounds MUST be 21 years of age and MUST have a tasting wristband. Positive photographic identification MUST be shown at the Ticket Booth to obtain your individual tasting wristband and commemorative wine glass.
  3. For insurance, health and safety reasons NO PETS OR COOLERS will be permitted on the Festival grounds!

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