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Woolly Days Festival

Two Festivals in One!

Garden Arts Festival

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Come experience the spring activities of the early settlers of Tennessee. ​

Celebrate Spring at Rocky Mount!

Ever wonder how much a sheep's wool coat weighs? Or where you get wool fabric? How about where your wool socks or gloves come from?

Rocky Mount State Historic Site will answer ALL those questions and more, during the annual Woolly Days & Garden Arts Festival festivities . “Woolly Days” features hand-shearing of Rocky Mount’s flock of Cotswold sheep, wool processing techniques of the 18th century, and other spring activities on a frontier farm. The “Garden Arts Festival” will be a celebration of all things gardening – from plants to handmade items for the home, garden and gardener, to delicious foods and informative talks and tours.
 
Woolly Days is an opportunity for visitors to experience the spring activities of the early settlers of Tennessee. This is a great opportunity for children of all ages to get a close look, and even pet the sheep, feel their wool and learn how it would be made into clothing. Visitors can wash the freshly-sheared wool, use wool cards to straighten the fibers, and see how it is spun into yarn and woven into cloth.

Schedule of Events

Living History tours of the William Cobb House and historic buildings will also be given throughout the day.

Saturday 4/17/21

10am – Gates Open
10:30am – Sheering Demonstration at Barn
11am – Colonial Herb Program  – Auditorium
12pm – Historic Site Herb Garden Tour/Talk  – Historic Site
1pm – Watauga Fife & Drum Corps
3pm – Sheering Demonstration  – Barn
4pm – Sons of Liberty – Auditorium
5pm – Front Gate Close

Sunday 4/18/21

10:30am – Gates Open
11am – Colonial Church Service – Pastor John – Auditorium
12:30pm – Mary Patton – Auditorium
2pm – Sheering Demonstration  – Barn
3pm – Overmountain Victory Trail Association Program 
4pm – Front Gate Close

Admission

2 Day Event with Different
Activities Happening Each Day

1 DAY PASS

Adult: $10
Youth (Ages 6 - 13): $8
Members: $5
Age 5 & Younger: Free Admission

2 DAY PASS

Adult: $15
Youth (Ages 6 - 13): $12
Members: $10
Age 5 & Younger: Free Admission

Are you interested in Participating?
We invite you to fill out the appropriate application before April 1st.

Come experience the spring activities
of the early settlers of Tennessee.

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