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Bargains and Bites

Danbury, NC

Pack up the car. Grab a few friends. Then head up to Stokes County. You’ll find some amazing one-of-a-kind jewelry, art, clothing and antiques from our local artists. When you’ve shopped up your appetite, you can stop off and have a meal that tastes like it was packed up from Grandma’s kitchen.

Low Activity

1 day | 4 stops

Day 1

STOP 1: The Arts Place

The vision of The Arts Place is to be the cultural, entertainment, and visitor center hub of Stokes County, showcasing local and regional artisans and musicians through exhibits, a retail market, and regular performances for the community and visitors alike. On any give day you can find beautiful jewelry made by local artists, one-of-a-kind artwork and sculptures, hand-made soaps, and much more. There's even a local ice cream shop next door to keep things cool.

STOP 2: Priddy's General Store

Take a step back in time in a third generation, family-owned general store. Built in 1888 and one of Stokes County’s historic landmarks, this store is packed with some of everything from the past and present. Grab your self a moon pie and a Pepsi. Take in some local culture. Or just have a seat on the front porch and enjoy the breeze.

The store has been owned and operated by the Priddy family since 1929. Like many stores of the era, it was more than a location to acquire the staples needed to survive, it provided news, entertainment and a sense of belonging to the community. Stop by and see why there is so much nostalgia attached to this general store and if you are lucky, you will find something cooking in the big black pot and music on the lawn.

STOP 3: Just Plain Country

The booths are packed with history, arts, crafts, hard-to-find items and handcrafts. The store is located just 12 miles from Hanging Rock State Park and is a great way to spend an afternoon. Owner Cathy Dix is fond of quoting her grandmother saying, “if you can’t find it here, you don’t need it.”

STOP 4: The Hillbilly Hideaway

Here at the Hillbilly Hideaway Restaurant, our process starts in the kitchen. Our cooks are “home trained!” Then, that good home cookin’ food is rolled out on the carts by the “nicest waitresses” that can be found. They are always, “friendly,” “courteous,” and “anxious” to serve you and bring you all you care to eat!