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Rocky Mount Celebrates fall at the Oct. 12 Family Festival

Contributed • Oct 9, 2019 at 11:02 PM

Come celebrate the spirit of the harvest at the Rocky Mount’s annual Fall Family Festival on Saturday, October 12th.

Rocky Mount will be offering supervised harvest-themed crafts geared toward children but fun for all kids and adults of all ages. These crafts will include corn shuck dolls, candle making and pumpkin painting. Also, demonstrations such as blacksmithing, cider making and hatchet-throwing will also be going on throughout the day.

One of the biggest attractions in Fall Festival history returns this year – making apple butter on-site the old-fashioned way. This demonstration will be ongoing throughout the entire event. Apple butter will also be available for purchase on-site all day.

Also, as in years past, the Cobb House and other historic buildings will feature seasonal interpretation and storytelling. And Rocky Mount’s Master Gardener volunteers will be leading tours in the historic gardens.

The Fall Family Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 12. Admission is $10.00 per person. Members of the Rocky Mount Historical Association are admitted free. Tickets for supervised crafts can be purchased on-site for an additional fee.

Rocky Mount State Historic Site is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from the first Tuesday in March through the second Saturday in December. For more information, call (423) 538-7396 or visit our website www.rockymountmuseum.com.

Rocky Mount is located at 200 Hyder Hill Road, Piney Flats – just off Highway 11-E, midway between Johnson City and Piney Flats.

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