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Fall Festival at Rocky Mount State Historic Site
October 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Come celebrate the fall in 1791! 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.
Toys and games, including sack races, corn hole, & 18th century games 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.
This year 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 Haunting on the Mount, October 30th.
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 hand made 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 Rocky Mount Historical Association members are admitted free of charge. Tickets can be purchased on our website, www.rockymountmuseum.com or at the gate.