By Bridget Huckabee
This weekend come and join us in Stanly County and indulge in watermelon and corn-on-the-cob from any one of our five local farmers markets. Add some barbecue from one of our renowned local barbecue restaurants. Enjoy a drama. Fish, swim or take a lazy canoe ride on one of our beautiful uncongested lakes. Take in a cruise-in followed by a burn-out. Relax as you listen to some folk music in an open air venue. Wander through a downtown gallery to take in an art show. Chase fireflies on Morrow Mountain. All this is here for your enjoyment in Stanly County this weekend.
Begin on Thursday evening with a visit to Market Station in downtown Albemarle for the weekly free outdoor concert series, Thursdays at the Station. This Thursday enjoy the folk music of the Scott Family. The show starts at 8 pm. The concession stand is open so bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy the cool of the evening. The venue is covered so the concert goes on rain or shine.
Drop in to Falling Rivers Gallery on West Main Street in downtown Albemarle any time during the day. Here you’ll find the Summer Art Explosion in full swing with the work of artists from throughout the region on display. All the work is for sale. While you’re there, check out the work of the other thirty plus artists that have their work on permanent display throughout the gallery.
This Friday evening is the time for the monthly Oakboro Cruise-in and Burnout. The cars and trucks are all in place by 5 pm and the Burn-out begins at 9 pm. Come mingle with the crowd and with the proud owners of these unique vehicles.
On Friday, Saturday or Sunday you won’t want to miss the Uwharrie Players presentation of Young Frankenstien. This new musical comedy comes from the creators of the record-breaking show, The Producers and is an adaptation of Mel Brooks’ funny film. Recommended for ages 13 and older, the show is at 7:30 pm nightly at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center.
On Saturday morning head to Market Station in downtown Albemarle for the Stanly County Farmers Market. Everything sold here is grown by the farmer or hand made by the vendor. Please talk with the vendors and find out how their products are grown or made. You can stock up on corn, veggies, meat, eggs, berries, breads, soaps, crafts, plants, candles, aprons, stained glass, bird houses and many more artisan crafts. Sign up to receive the weekly emailed newsletter at albemarledowntown.com.
The days are already getting shorter so enjoy your summer weekends here in Stanly County.