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Fall Harvest Celebration at Yates Mill

Sep 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

We hope you will join us for Historic Yates Mill County Park’s 12th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration, which will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Event parking will be located at 4891 Inwood Road – just one mile north of the park. Two free shuttles will be running between this location and the park between 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Live Performances
Yates Mill Elementary School, Earth Tones Chorus – 11:30 a.m.–noon
Terry Rollins, Storyteller of NC Folktales/Farm Lore – Noon–1 p.m.
The Kudzu Ramblers, Bluegrass/Old-time Music – 11–11:45 a.m. & Noon–12:45 p.m.
Sherrod Gresham, servance Dancing Dolls – 11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Sandbox Family Fun Band, Kid-Friendly Music – 1–1:45 & 2–2:45 p.m.
Osei Appiagyei, African Drumming/Dancing/Storytelling – 1–1:45 & 2:15–3 p.m.

Artisan Demonstrations and Sales
Brenda Taylor, Mucho Mud Pottery/Sales
Chanelle Corpening, Old-fashioned Soap-Making/Sales
Carrie Jones, Jewelry Making including Recycled Materials/Sales
Elizabeth Royal, Fantasy Felt
NC Artist Blacksmith Association
Patricia Matthews, Long Needle Pine Basket-making/Sales
Vickie Corpening, Vintage Book Sales
Food Vendors
Arepa Corn Culture
Curry in a Hurry
Jonesy’s Concessions & Catering
NC Howling Cow Ice Cream (Yates Mill Associates fund-raiser)
Movie-Style Popcorn (Yates Mill Associates fund-raiser)
Make-and-Take Crafts
Corn Kernel Thumbprint Craft
Harvest-time Bracelets
Leaf Puppets
Paper Bag Birds
Pumpkin Painting w/the Staff of Harris Lake County Park
Wheat Weaving Ornaments
Bushel Guess Contest
Corncob Darts
Corn Detective Activities
Cornstarch Goo
Cup-and-Ball Toss
Gourd Tic-Tac-Toe
Hula Hoops
Milk Bottle Toss
Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss
Pumpkin Bowling
Pumpkin Pass (earn a prize!)
Ring Toss
Snake Rope
Tug of War
Waterwheel of Fortune
Old Time Toys
Bilbo Catchers
Buzz Saw
Cup-and-Ball Toss
Jacob’s Ladder
Game of Graces
Colonial Hoop-and-Stick Races
Hobby Horse Races
Single and Double Sack Races
Three-Legged Races
Community Displays
American Wildlife Refuge w/Live Birds of Prey
Cane Pole Fishing with NC State University’s Student Fisheries Society
Center for Human-Earth Restoration
Joel Lane Museum House
North Carolina Cooperative Extension 4-H
NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
NC State University Agroecology Farm
NC State University Dairy Enterprise System
Olivia Raney Local History Library
Richard B. Harrison Community Library
Sappony Native American Display
Tractors from Wake County Parks and NC State University
Vintage Cars with the Antique Automobile Club of America
Wake Audubon Society
Yates Mil Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Yates Mill Elementary Harvest-Related Art Display
At the Old Water Mill
Corn Shelling Demonstration
Costumed Corn Milling Demos w/Costumed Interpreters (tour fee: $3-5, varies by age)
Country Dancing (you can join in!) – Noon-12:45 p.m. and 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Hand-crafts Sale (Yates Mill Associates fund-raiser)
Historic Trades Display on the Farm Family w/Hay Hunt & Other Hands-on Activities


Sep 16, 2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm