RockyFest returns in 2022, annual festival scheduled for April 23 at Rocky Face Park

RockyFest is back in 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The family festival will be held Saturday, April 23 at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area in Alexander County. The free event, which runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., features live music, food, arts and crafts vendors, free rock climbing sessions, activities for kids , etc This year’s event is extra special as Alexander County celebrates the 10th anniversary of Rocky Face Park.

See the event poster and music flyer below.

Live music will be played on stage under the marquee. Bands include Southbound 77 (10:00 a.m.), The Burnett Sisters Duo (11:00 a.m.), Karlie Keepfer & Smokey Holler (12:00 p.m.), Gap Civil (1:00 p.m.), Whitetop Mountain Band (2:00 p.m.), and Kelley & The Cowboys (3:00 p.m.). These bands are sure to thrill the crowd with a mix of early music, bluegrass and country. Attendees can also join in the fun by bringing their own instrument to play in the picking tent.

Free climbing and abseiling sessions will be offered throughout the day with 75 openings available. Registration must be completed online on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to register, click the orange Eventbrite button at

Major food vendors include Teens & Deens Country Kitchen, Village Inn Pizza, the Vashti Ice Cream Man, and the Donut Shack.

Supplier applications are currently being accepted online. Arts/crafts vendors are $30, commercial vendors $40, and non-profit vendors $10 for a 10’x10′ space. Electricity is an additional $10. Applications will be reviewed by event staff to ensure a good fit for the festival. The deadline for vendor applications is April 8 at noon. For those interested in becoming a seller, click the “seller request” button at

RockyFest 2022 sponsors include: Alexander County Government, Duke Energy, Alexander Railroad Company, Huntington House Furniture, Craftmaster Furniture, EnergyUnited Electric, McGill Associates, Taylor King Furniture and WHKY.

For complete information on RockyFest 2022, visit

RockyFest 2022 Poster

RockyFest 2022 music flyer

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