Rocky Mount getting ready for ‘Spirit of the Harvest’

10:13 am | October 14, 2013

Rocky Mount Living History Museum in Piney Flats is getting ready to hold its annual Spirit of the Harvest Festival.

An Apple Cider Press at a previous Spirit of the Harvest festival.

An Apple Cider Press at a previous Spirit of the Harvest festival.

 
Join the Cobb family and their friends on Saturday, Oct. 19, as they celebrate the yearly harvest.

 
Traditional craftspeople will demonstrate their skills throughout the day.

 

Blacksmiths will demonstrate  in the blacksmith shop. The public is welcome to watch as volunteers and staff make apple butter and apple cider on the historic site.  Storytelling and other activities will take place throughout the day.

 
Here’s some specific events taking place during the festival:
• Saltmaking with Jim Bordwine from Saltville, Va., will be present at the festival to demonstrate traditional saltmaking techniques.
• Students of Appalachian Music Teachers Association will be performing delightful music throughout the day.
• Members of Jonesborough Storytellers Guild will tell historic and family-friendly tales.
• A variety of craft activities will be offered to kids. For an additional $2 per craft, children can dip a candle or make a cornshuck creation.
• Living History Tours will also be offered of the historic site. Historic interpreters will guide tour participants through the historic Cobb home at Rocky Mount.

 
Admission is $5 per person. Children under age 5 are admitted free. Members are admitted free. Other discounts do not apply during this special event, although group rates are available for groups of 12 or more that make reservations.
Rocky Mount is located at 200 Hyder Hill Road, Piney Flats.

 
For more information, call 538-7396 or email info@rockymountmuseum.com.

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