Clemmons is a village in Forsyth County, North Carolina, just outside Winston-Salem, and it’s home to one of Talbert’s newest branch locations. Despite its size, Clemmons offers residents and visitors quite a few things to see and do. Here are a few ways you can explore the Village of Clemmons and what you need to know before visiting.
Small But Mighty: Clemmons, NC
Clemmons was first settled in 1802 by Peter Clemmons and was known originally as Clemmonsville. The village was a thoroughfare for stagecoaches, later becoming “a hub for agriculture and industry” in North Carolina. Edwin Clemmons, the grandson of Peter Clemmons, owned several stagecoach lines, which helped bring more traffic and commerce into the region.
In 1898, the Idol’s Dam and Power Plant was opened on the Yadkin River, not far from Clemmons. The project saw several investors and was partially funded by Thomas Edison. The dam provided a source of power and was the first commercial hydroelectric station in North Carolina. This helped establish Clemmons as an important part of the manufacturing and agricultural industries in the region.
Things to Do in Clemmons, NC
Clemmons has certainly grown since the 1800s, but it has maintained its close-knit community feel. The village has also become a destination for travelers who want to experience much of what North Carolina has to offer. From theatres to wineries to outstanding barbecue, there’s plenty to see and do in Clemmons.
We talked to a few of Talbert’s team members who live and work in Clemmons, and they suggested some of their favorite spots.
Clemmons features a few impressive eateries for families and visitors to the area, including 2520 Tavern. “It’s great for a date night,” says Adam North, Cabinet Manager at Talbert.
When it comes to food, most people know North Carolina for its barbecue. Clemmons is home to one of Little Richard’s BBQ locations, where pork shoulders are smoked for hours and prepared with authentic regional recipes. “Little Richard’s has some of the best barbecue around!” says Elizabeth Turner, Cabinet Specialist at Talbert.
In addition, Mossy’s is a family-friendly bar and grill that’s great for casual dinners and groups visiting Clemmons. If you’re visiting Clemmons while your favorite sports team is playing, Mossy’s is the place to go — they have over 35 televisions, ensuring you’re able to catch the big game while enjoying a delicious meal.
Don’t let the size of Clemmons fool you; there’s plenty of entertainment and fun to be had in the area.
“There are many local wineries in the Yadkin Valley region,” says Elizabeth. The Childress Vineyards, for instance, feature tastings and tours of the facility for visitors, complete with a bistro and award-winning views of the North Carolina scenery.
And if you’re looking for live entertainment, you certainly won’t have to look far. “The Winston-Salem Little Theatre offers wonderful entertainment,” Elizabeth continues, “with a very talented group of players.”
Events and Festivals
There are also a few key seasonal events and festivals for visitors and families in the area to enjoy:
The Clemmons Farmers Market is open during the summer, offering a venue for local producers, bakers, and farmers to sell their products to the community.
“The Carolina Classic Fair in September offers great fun, fair food, agricultural displays and livestock shows,” says Elizabeth.
Tanglewood Park features the Festival of Lights each winter season, along with golf, horseback riding, and a pool for Forsyth County residents and visitors to come and enjoy in the warmer months.
And if you’re in the area, you might also plan on stopping by the Talbert location in town.
Visiting Talbert in Clemmons, NC
Talbert’s Clemmons location opened in November 2021 after Talbert Building Supply acquired Poindexter Lumber Company, a lumber and building materials dealer that served the region for decades.
Talbert is thrilled to take advantage of the Clemmons location, which is ideal for our Talbert ToGo orders and facilitates deliveries in Triad and surrounding areas. Our Clemmons store also features an impressive showroom and a cabinet design center.
Talbert has locations throughout North Carolina and Virginia, and we’re proud to serve every community we’re in. You can read more about our Roxboro, Durham, Clarksville, and Asheboro locations if you happen to be in those areas.
We’d love for you to visit and check things out while in town!