It's Time For

Harvest Festival 2021

Saturday & Sunday
October 9th & 10th

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 a sack races, corn hole, & 18th century games will be available for all ages.

Get started on your Christmas shopping! We will have local craft artisans on site, with their beautiful hand made objects. Or, stop by our gift shop and pick up a thing or two!

Bring a picnic to enjoy on our grounds or visit the food trucks that will be set up throughout the weekend.



Pumpkin season is upon us, people are enjoying drinks, pies, and CARVING

Rocky Mount is hosting the 1st 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.

Admission & Craft Tickets

Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $8 for children 5-17. Children under 5 and RMHA members are admitted free of charge.

Children and adults alike, can try their hand at candle making, corn shuck doll making, or Halloween decoration painting for $2 per craft. Small pumpkins will also be available to paint, on a limited basis, for $5 per pumpkin.

Purchase Your Tickets


At this time Tennessee is “open” with no restrictions on outdoor events.

This section will be updated according to any future developments.

 According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention… An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

Please note that by visiting Rocky Mount State Historic Site and the Fall Festival, you voluntarily assume all risks, including risks related to potential exposure to Covid-19.

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