Asheville’s Underhill Rose perform at HRO last spring. Photo by Donnie Roberts/The Dispatch
Across the street from the Old Davidson County Courthouse in Uptown Lexington sits a hidden gem of a place that isn’t quite so hidden anymore.
In recent months, High Rock Outfitters has grown from a small upstart serving up canoes, kayaks and other outdoor equipment with a side of Marley Coffee, to a destination spot for after-five entertainment and the elusive (in Lexington, at least) pint of craft beer.
We’ve been waiting for this time of year. The beginning of Fall is marked by our local county fairs, Halloween, and the most important festival in Lexington… the Lexington Barbecue Festival. Get your calendar out and mark down these important dates. It’s all about October!
Prizes on display at a fair booth
The 65th annual Davidson County Agricultural Fair started off with a bang on Monday, Sept. 19 and has been rolling strong ever since. Now through Sept. 24, nightly fireworks will be audible for miles around and the faint smell of funnel cake will accompany all activity taking place in the vicinity of Lexington.
Due to some technical difficulties, we don’t have a review this week, but here are some events to check out around Davidson county this holiday weekend. Have a fun and safe Fourth!
Cinco de Mayo Specials at Don Juan's
Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, we dropped in for lunch at Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant.
There are three Don Juan’s in the Triad, in Lexington, Kernersville, and Kannapolis, but the Lexington location came first. In 2010 they expanded and renovated their space, and began transforming their menu, elevating it from regular Mexican food to something more eclectic and interesting.
This year there was a speckled llama, donkeys, and a giant turkey. Oh my!
Fair time is here again!
Many in the area are familiar with the Dixie Classic Fair, which will be over in a few days. I had the pleasure of going yesterday to that fair. There were lots of rides and lots to see and eat. It’s a great fair, but my fair season starts with the Davidson County Agriculture Fair in Lexington, NC. It took place this year September 20 thru 25, and don’t worry if you missed it because it comes back with a vengeance every year.
The secret door to a world of magic.
The city of Lexington is full of many things for families to do during the day–there’s The Candy Factory, a place that has hard-to-find treats; there’s the Bob Timberlake Gallery, which exhibits many of the local artist’s works; or there’s Lanier’s, which is Lexington’s only downtown hardware store. But, if you’re over twenty-one, and don’t want to go to bed before 10:oo p.m., there’s very little to do.
Enter Shoto, a very unassuming Japanese hibachi restaurant, which sits just off of Main Street.