36th Annual Festival

Since 1986, as the first touches of autumn fleck Hog Hill on the fourth Saturday in October, Hart Square bustles with over three hundred knowledgeable artisans and docents demonstrating and sharing the craftsmanship and subsistence of Carolina’s pioneers.

To enter the village on festival day is to enter the early 1800s. Here, visitors will witness everything from flax making, cotton baling, and tinsmithing to apple butter making and the sweet sounds of old time music. Demonstrators are dressed in period clothing and truly bring the village to life.

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 come to visit.

Saturday October 23rd 10 a.m. -  5 p.m. 
Tickets are $45 a person
Children 12 and under are free

*A Membership is not required to purchase event tickets.