What’s a Tarheel?

Find out, or be reminded, why North Carolinians are called Tar Heels, at this Saturday’s Heritage Day in Fuquay-Varina.  

From spinning wheel and outdoor cooking demos to crafts of yesteryear, this free event at Ashworth Park offers something for everyone in the family.   

Presenting Tar, Pitch and Turpentine every hour beginning at 10 a.m., will be Bryan Avery, who operates a pine turpentine orchard and will conduct live demonstrations of the traditional tar-making process, along with the tools of the trade.  

Master tobacco auctioneer Roy B. Talley will offer a glimpse into that world beginning at 10:45 a.m., at the tobacco barn on the town’s museum campus, which features the first Fuquay Springs Post Office, the Squire Ballentine Schoolhouse, and the Centennial Museum. Docents will be on hand to lead tours.  

Also see quilting by The Willow Bees, wood burning, wood carving, basket weaving, and the work of blacksmith Kirt Jarrett.

Events run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the museums complex, located at 121-131 S. Fuquay Ave. Concessions will be available.

Learn more, at fuquay-varina-museums.org.

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