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ROCKY MOUNT CELBRATES THE AUTUMN HARVEST BY HOSTING FALL FESTIVAL
October 17, 2020
ROCKY MOUNT CELBEBRATES THE AUTUMN HARVEST
BY HOSTING FALL FESTIVAL
It’s time for our Fall Festival at Rocky Mount! This October 17th come celebrate the fall season of 1791 at the original Capital of the Southwest Territory! If you’re looking for a fun-filled day to soak up the Fall season, then come join the Cobb family and their friends as they celebrate the harvest. Living history tours of the Cobb farm will take place all day. Demonstrations on site will include blacksmithing, fireplace cooking, apple butter making, apple cider pressing, and much more. Stop and smell the biscuits baking in the kitchen or give the apple butter a stir. There will also be toys and games including sack races, corn hole, and 18th century games that will be available for all ages. Crafts, including pumpkin painting, Halloween decoration painting, corn shuck dolls, and candle making will be offered for an additional fee.
Tickets are limited this year due to COVID19, so purchase your tickets soon!
Buy your tickets at www.rockymountmuseum.com/fallfestival
We will have storytelling in our auditorium at 11am and 2pm.
Get started on your Christmas shopping! We will have several local craft artisans on site, with their beautiful, custom handmade objects.
Bring a picnic to enjoy on our grounds or visit the food trucks that will be set up throughout the day.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5-17. Children under 5 and RMHA members are admitted free of charge.
This year, the day before Fall Festival, we will also be having a pumpkin carving contest, with 3 entry groups: ages 13-17, ages 18 & over, and families. Contest registration MUST be received by 5pm Thursday, October 15, 2020. Cost is $5 per entry. Carving will take place from 4-8pm on Friday October 16, with Rocky Mount providing the pumpkins and participants providing their own carving tools and FAMILY FRIENDLY designs. Public judging will take place throughout the day, with winners being announced at end of day and on Facebook. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners of each group, as well as their pumpkins being left on display until after our event, Haunting on the Mount on October 30th.
In light of the global coronavirus pandemic, Rocky Mount has enacted safety protocols. The site will observe social distancing at all times, and visitors will need to wear a mask. Rocky Mount will also have hand sanitizer.
Rocky Mount is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Rocky Mount Historical Association operates the site under a contract with the Tennessee Historical Commission.
For more information, please call 423-538-7396 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. People can also connect by visiting www.facebook.com/rockymountmuseum and @RockyMount TN on Twitter and Instagram.