PINNACLE — In less than a month, visitors of all ages can talk a walk back through time as they take part in Horne Creek Living Historical Farm’s 21st annual Cornshucking Frolic.
This year frolic will take place Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the North Carolina historic site’s grounds in Pinnacle.
The event is a traditional rural frolic, and will highlight the cornshucking itself, as well as shelling and grinding of corn, cider making, quilting, basket weaving, tobacco curing, woodworking, wagon rides, children’s games, chair caning, blacksmithing, beekeeping, storytelling, displays of antique farm equipment, molasses making, apple butter making and more.
Visitors for the shucking also will have a chance to tour the turn-of-the-century Hauser farmhouse to see how people lived during a simpler time.
Concessions available for a purchase will include chicken stew, pintos and cornbread, fried apple pies, roasted corn, homemade ice cream, cold drinks and more.
Announcements and veterans tribute will be held at noon at the stage at the Hauser farmhouse.
Music at the visitors center will be offered by hammered dulcimer artist Susan Sherlock, while a number of groups will entertain the crowd at the farm house where people are welcome to dance. The line up features Three Men & A Lady from 10:15 to 11 a.m.; Jerusalem Way from 11 a.m. to noon; Appalachian Pride Cloggers from 12:15 to 12:30 p.m.; The Slate Mountain Ramblers from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; The Snyder Family Band from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Appalachian Pride Cloggers from 2:30 to 2:45 p.m.; The Zephyr Lightning Bolts from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.; and Loose Cannons from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
The Virginia Reel will be called for audience participation at various intervals during the day.
Cost to attend the event is $5 for adults, $3 for children 7 to 12, and free for children 6 and younger. Organizers ask that no pets be brought, and it will be canceled in the event of rain.
Those attending may want to bring a chair if they plan to sit and listen to the music.
For more information on the annual cornshucking frolic or Horne Creek and its programs, visit www.historicsites.org/horne/horne.htm or call 325-2298. Horne Creek is off of U.S. 52 at the Pinnacle exit, following the state historic site signs.