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Rocky Mount Harvest Festival
October 8, 2022 - October 9, 2022
The Rocky Mount State Historic Site will be celebrating their annual Fall Harvest Festival on October 8th and 9th. Join us this weekend as we 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 historic site and 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. Bring a picnic to enjoy on our grounds or visit the food trucks that will be set up throughout the weekend.
Join us as we welcome the sounds of Chris Long and Jakob Jovet on Saturday. Sunday will feature The Dimestore Cowboys and The YeeHaw String Band.
Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 for children 5-17. Children under 5 and RMHA members are admitted free of charge. Buy your tickets at www.rockymountmuseum.com/harvestfestival
Rocky Mount is hosting the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Wars where 5 contestants will battle it out on Saturday, October 9th and 5 more on Sunday, October 10th for supremacy of the Southwest Territory.
Contestants will have 3 hours to carve a pumpkin with the theme of the day! Some tools will be provided but contestants are encouraged to bring their own. The winner of each day’s contest will be judged once more to be the Finalist of “Pumpkin Wars of 1791”
Registration opens September 30th and the deadline for entry is Friday, October 8th at 3:00 pm. Call us at 423-538-7396 or check out rockymountmuseum.com to enter with the form and entry fee of $5.
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.