The Rockford General Store

Jun 23, 2023

The Rockford General Store

Rockford, NCThe little village of Rockford once was the county seat of Surry County serving many people in the area, entering into Rockford you will spot many historic buildings like the beautifully preserved Rockford Methodist Church, The Mark York Tavern that has some civil war history to it, Rockford Park a now unique sitting area that once used to be a popular hotel, and a Rockford Railway express building that once ran.

What makes Rockford stand out is The Rockford General Store believed to be built in the 1890’s with its rustic wood floors, antiques & collectibles, nostalgic soda coolers with a large selection of soda pop bottle flavors, and great variety of old-fashioned candies. They also have a cooking kitchen to grab a hot dog, burger, or sandwich for lunch. Oh, but the desserts are to die for, with the popular warm sonkers, cinnamon buns, fudge, and fried pies it is definitely a neat place to visit.

So, if you’re in the area pop on by The Rockford General Store, say Hi to the owner Paul Carter (let him know Byrds Branch sent you), and hear about all the stories of this cute little village that takes you back in time when life ran a bit slower!

The Rockford General Store

5174 Rockford Road
Dobson, NC 27017

Upcoming Activities/Events

  • July 1st All American Root beer Floats & Patriotic Crafts
  • July 8th Snow Cone Day 2-4pm
  • July 15th Nature Scavenger Hunt/Crafts
  • July 22nd Morning Mimosa’s 9-11am
  • July 28th – 30th {Area Event} HWY 21 Yard Sale
  • July 29th Morning Mimosa’s 9-11am
  • August 4-6th {Area Event} Reevestock Music Festival
  • August 5th Morning Mimosa’s 9-11am
  • August 12thth Nature Scavenger Hunt/Crafts
  • August 19th Snow Cone Day 2-4pm
  • August 26th Morning Mimosa’s 9-11am

Cooking at Camp

Campfire Donuts
campfire donutsIngredients

  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tube refrigerated biscuits, halved down the middle


  1. In a large cast-iron skillet over the campfire, heat oil until bubbles form. Place sugar and cinnamon sugar in a brown lunch bag and shake to combine.
  2. Poke a hole in the middle of each biscuit half (like a donut). Fry biscuits until golden, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  3. Drain donuts on paper towels, then add to paper bag and shake until fully coated in cinnamon sugar.

Byrd’s Branch Campground is located in the Foothills of Elkin, North Carolina. With 14 RV sites and 4 tent sites it offers a relaxing getaway the whole family can enjoy!

Office: 336-526-1146
Dwaine Carrier: 336-366-0603
Larena Carrier: 336-366-9955