39th Heritage Festival
October 26th, 2024
Rain or Shine
5055 Hope Road, Vale, NC

Saturday, October 26th, 2024, 10 a.m. -  5 p.m. 
Tickets are $50 a person (capacity: 3,500)
Children 12 and under are free
This is a rain-or-shine event

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 39th Heritage Festival.

*A membership is NOT required to purchase event tickets.

Past 2023 Program (2024 Program to be announced)

Festival FAQ's

  • What time can we come in? The gates will open for early parking at 8:00 am. The village will open at 10:00 am. No early entry to the village is permitted.
  • Is there food available? Yes! We have a variety of food trucks here during the festival, with food and drinks for purchase at the main entrance of the parking area. Cash payment is preferred.
  • Can I bring/rent a golf cart? No, for insurance purposes, golf carts are only permitted on the premises if driven by Hart Square staff or volunteers.
  • Is there handicapped parking? Yes, notify the parking attendants that you are in need of a handicapped space, and they will direct you to the proper parking area.
  • How do I check in? Upon arrival, one of our ticket checkers will check your tickets.
  • Are pets allowed? No, due to the nature of the event, even leashed pets can be a hazard to the "working animals" at our site. Service dogs will be permitted.

Refund Policy
Hart Square Foundation does not offer refunds on event tickets for any reason unless the event has been canceled.
All purchases are final.