37th Annual Living History Festival
October 22, 2022

Rain or Shine

To enter Hart Square Village on festival day is to enter the early 1800s. Hart Square bustles with over three hundred knowledgeable artisans and historic demonstrators dressed in period clothing. Our artisans truly bring the village to life by sharing the craftsmanship and subsistence of Carolina's pioneers.  Visitors will witness everything from flax making, cotton baling, and tinsmithing to apple butter making and the sweet sounds of old time music.

Hart Square Village is the nation's largest collection of historic log structures.  On festival day, all 103 historic structures will be open!

North Carolina artist Bob Timberlake says, "I've visited Colonial Williamsburg, almost grew up in Old Salem, and I've seen other restored places all over North America, and nothing compares with Hart Square Village just south of Hickory." 

We boast the most talented and authentic demonstrators in the country and know you will agree with us when you join us at the 37th Annual Living History Festival.

Saturday October 22nd, 2022 10 a.m. -  5 p.m. 
Tickets are $45 a person (capacity: 3,000)
Children 12 and under are free
This is a rain or shine event

*A Membership is not required to purchase event tickets.

Artisan Apprenticeship Program

This year we will be launching a program focused on connecting children aged k-12 with carefully selected artists during the annual festival. This program is an effort on the part of Hart Square along with its loyal volunteers to preserve endangered crafts from extinction. We hope to spark a flame in this younger generation to learn these dying crafts and ensure their longevity and consistency. Hart Square has already seen the loss of several valued craftspeople in our area, and we consider this an urgent calling toward preserving the skills and crafts that grew our nation. For more information on how you can take part in this, email us at gene@hartsquare.com

2021 Festival Program

Refund Policy
Tickets sold may be refunded prior to 10 business days from the ticketed event.

Exchanges of equal value may be made prior to 10 business days from the ticketed event. However, ticket availability for alternate dates is not guaranteed and is subject to a first-­come, first-­served basis.

Refunds cannot be approved after the 10 business day period.