Waldo Party – Location Update – Itinerary for August 3rd

DAVIDSON, NC   First of all, Thanks so much to Main Street Books for putting on this awesome month long event.  Fun for families and great for our local, small businesses.
From Main Street Books.
Location Update
Our Grande Finale Waldo Party is on Saturday, August 3rd at 11:00. The party has a new location – we’re moving it from the bookstore to the Davidson Farmers Market. In fact, the DFM has designated Aug. 3rd as Kids Day at the Market, so our Waldo party will be part of their market kids’ initiative. Thank you to the new market manager, Justin, for his enthusiastic reception of this shindig!
Party Itinerary
Main Street Books is collecting completed passports throughout July 31st.
Saturday, August 3rd at Davidson Farmers Market
10:00 Waldo Tent Opens:
Party check-in begins at the Waldo Farmers Market tent – kids come pick up their completed passport s and receive a raffle ticket (a completed passport earns a ticket).
Refreshments for kids who completed their passport – Gateau on Main is providing cupcakes!
Party Scavenger Hunt – Find Waldo’s key, Wenda’s camera, and Odlaw’s binoculars which are hiding with market vendors. Kids get a Waldo activity sheet every time they find a lost object.
Party souvenir – Waldo pencil printed with the lost objects from the party scavenger hunt.
11:00 Prize Drawings – at Summit stage
Eleanor Merrell, event coordinator at Main Street Books, will pull raffle tickets for each of the prizes ya’ll have donated – we have a record number of prizes this year!
*Live Waldo and Wenda will be in attendance at the party.
See you there.
Clark Goff – Allen Tate Davidson, The Jewel Box, and Title sponsor of the Farmers Market.
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Find WALDO in Davidson – July 1st the search begins!


Guess who’s back? Waldo, of course!

Main Street Books and 29 Davidson merchants are hosting a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo around Town.


How does Find Waldo Local work?

On July 1, 2019, Waldo-spotters will set off to find the elusive character, who is hidden in dozens of downtown businesses. Participants pick up a Find Waldo passport at Main Street Books and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo or Odlaw they locate. Turn in your complete passport by July 31st to be eligible for prizes.

Main Street Books is  hosting a Grande Finale Party on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 at 11 AM with tons of prizes from our participating merchants!

Allen Tate – Davidson is one of the hiding spots.  Stop in and say hi to Clark.  704 996-0948


Win Big @ Small Business Saturday – Davidson, NC

Davidson, NC    Saturday November 24th is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity to support all the wonderful local businesses which make Davidson so special.

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In addition to knocking out your holiday shopping you’ll have a chance to win a gift card bundle from the following businesses:

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Carolina Craft Butchery, Clean Juice, Honeysuckle Home, The Jewel Box, Kindred, Main Street Books, Monkee’s, New York Bagels, The Rumor Mill Market, Summit Coffee, The Village Store, and The Wooden Stone.


Simply make a purchase at any of these businesses and your name will be entered into the drawing.  Mayor Rusty Knox will draw the winner Tuesday Nov 27 on Facebook Live.

Bring your houseguests out and explore all Davidson has to offer and support local, small business.

Davidson’s Small Business Saturday – Nov 25 – Traveling sale!

Davidson, NC    Traveling Sale – Support our local businesses.

Small Business Saturday is an annual, national event held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, during which consumers are encouraged to reinvest in the small businesses that add character and tax revenue to their towns. On Small Business Saturday and throughout the holiday season, we hope you will please consider supporting local businesses as you decide on the perfect gifts for friends and family.

This year, you can follow a traveling sale through the streets of downtown Davidson:

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. — The Village Store will offer a free scarf with purchases of $50 or more.


10:00 – 11:00 a.m. — The Rumor Mill Market will offer 10% off every purchase.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Honeysuckle Home will offer 15% off every purchase.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. — The Jewel Box will offer 20% off one item.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. — Ben & Jerry’s will offer buy one waffle cone, get one free.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. — Main Street Books will offer a free Main Street Books bumper sticker with every purchase.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. — Pete & Pop’s Findery will offer a free candle with every purchase.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Elizabeth Rose will offer 10% off all holiday cards.

ALL DAY — A/R Workshop will offer BOGO half off lazy susans


Davidson’s weekend. Foreign film, Composting workshop, Soup night, Tour de Food, Opera!

Davidson, NC   Panthers have a bye week, but there is so much going on in Davidson.  Check out a foreign film, learn how to compost, go to The Jewel Box holiday open house.

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Stuff all weekend

Renaissance Festival – Ticket Info

Davidson College Athletics – Calendar

Our Town Cinemas – Showtimes

Davidson Restaurants


Thursday  11/16

9am-2pm   Trip to Harper House and Daveste Vineyard – Details

6:30pm   Soup Night – The Cottage – Details

8pm   LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Ryan Hutchins – Details


Friday  11/17

6pm-7:30pm    Main Street Books – Release Party – The Goose and the Guest House – Details

7:30pm-9pm    Davidson College – Opera Production – The Magic Flute – Details

8pm   LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Sunday Union – Details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – The Cabin – Randall Sprinkle – Details


Saturday  11/18

8am-12pm    The Davidson Farmers’ Market – Details

9am  Bike Ride – Details

9am-10:30am   Composting Workshop – Davidson Farmers’ Market – Details

10am-10:30am   Main Street Books – Moving Stories with Camerin – Details

11am-1pm   Main Street Books – Book Tree Decorating with Logan – Details

11am-4pm   Jewel Box – Holiday Open House – Next to Soda Shop – Prizes/Deals

1:30pm  Tour de Food – Davidson – Details

5pm-6pm    Main Street Books – Signing and Presentation – Micah Cash – Details

7pm  Davidson Film Club Presents Foreign Film – Mustang – Details

7:30pm-9pm    Davidson College – Opera Production – The Magic Flute – Details

8pm   LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Caroline Keller Band –  Details


Sunday  11/19

2pm   Davidson Sunday Softball – Details

3pm  – LIVE Music – Music at St. Alban’s – New River Ensemble – Details

6pm   LIVE Music – The Cabin – Holly – Details

The Davidson Weekend Calendar is sponsored by Clark Goff at Allen Tate Davidson.  Buying or selling?  Friends moving to the area?  Use a local expert.  Call or text Clark.  704 996-0948   Clark.Goff@allentate.com  Clark’s Website


Main Street Books – Release Party! Friday. Davidson please join us.

Davidson, NC   Once again Main Street Books makes reading and living in Davidson memorable.   Please support our amazing book store.

On Friday afternoon, Main Street Books will celebrate the release of the first book in a new action adventure series for middle grade readers! Stop by the store to chat with Todd Gallicano (author of Guardians of the Gryphon’s Claw), indulge in a free ice cream treat, enter to win a giveaway, and more!

Event Details

Recruited by Dr. Vance Vantana, an eccentric zoologist and park ranger sent by the government, Guardians of the Gryphon’s Claw protagonist Sam is whisked away on an adventure that takes him to the farthest reaches of the globe. Along this journey, Sam learns an incredible truth: mythical creatures are real and living among us in our national parks. A special department in the U.S. government ensures that their existence remains hidden. But an omen suggests that the secret may now be in danger. Someone seeks the power to expose these creatures and overthrow humankind – and that power can only be found in a magical talisman known as the gryphon’s claw.


“A fun-filled start to a series that is sure to keep lovers of Rick Riordan running to the shelves.”-School Library Journal

“A death-defying, globe-spanning adventure, packed with creatures out of folklore and myth….[Guardians of the Gryphon’s Claw is] a solid series opener and debut for Gallicano, who stocks his story with engaging characters, human, and otherwise.”-Publishers Weekly


Main Street Books Davidson – Event – Aug 31

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An Evening with Joy Callaway

  • Thursday, August 31, 2017
  • 7:00pm  8:00pm

From Joy Callaway, author of The Fifth Avenue Artists Society, comes an unforgettable historical novel based on the founding of the country’s first sororities. On August 31st, join Main Street Books in conversation with Joy Callaway on her newest novel, Secret Sisters.

We’re lucky to have a vibrant independent book store in Davidson.  Make sure you stop by and support them at another great event they sponsor.  See you there.

More details from Main Street Books


Main Street Books – Kids Event – August 23rd

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Based on Brain Dance research, Moving Stories with Camerin is a story time incorporating guided movement for kids aged 6 months to 6 years old.

This workshop combines dance, music, and stories to engage small movers and their caregivers in age appropriate mobility skill development. Movement is focused on Brain Dance techniques (Anne Green Gilbert) encouraging movement patterns that re-enforce the mind- body connection and contribute to brain development. Each class focuses on a book and uses the story as a catalyst for movement development and exploration. Care-givers are expected to interact one-on-one with their child, offering an exciting experience for student and care-giver alike.

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017
  • 10:00am  – 10:30am
  • Main Street Books   126 South Main Street, Davidson, NC, 28036

Moving Stories is sponsored by CANNON SCHOOL, an independent JrK-12 college preparatory school.


Where’s Waldo Final Week – Davidson, NC

Where’s Waldo? In Davidson, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting over 20 local businesses throughout our community this July. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community, including these partners: The Jewel Box, The Soda Shop, Ben & Jerry’s, South Main Sweet Shop, The Needlecraft Center, and Whit’s.


Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Davidson!” passport, which contains the names of all the participating sites, and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. Collecting store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers entry into a prize drawing.


This year marks both Waldo’s and Main Street Books’ thirtieth anniversary, and to celebrate, Main Street Books will throw a joint birthday party on July 30th at 2 pm. The whole town is invited to join in birthday games, indulge in snacks and sweets, find a good book, and witness the reveal of the Find Waldo Local prize winners.