Annual cornshucking is Saturday


Children play during last year’s Cornshucking Frolic at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm’s.


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The horse keeps the wheel turning, stirring the molasses being made on site the way farmers made it generations ago.


Submitted photo

The 26th Annual Cornshucking Frolic is slated for Saturday at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm’s.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. farm related crafts and skills, children’s games, music, wagon rides and much more will offer fun for young and old alike. The admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Payment is by cash or check only.

Visitors can learn all about fall farm traditions/customs such as tobacco curing, crosscut sawing, making apple butter, cider, and molasses.

Examples of some of the heritage activities demonstrated will include: blacksmithing, knitting, basket weaving, making fried apple pies, quilting, corn shuck brooms, corn shucking, shelling, and grinding, and woodworking. Information on farm animals and varieties of heirloom apples in the Southern Heritage Apple Orchard will also be featured.

Folks who relish traditional, bluegrass, and gospel music, along with dancing, will enjoy the day’s full slate of performances. Times and locations are as follows:

Visitor Center Area: CandelFirth 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hauser Orchard: The Blakley Family Circuit Riders, performing all day

Historic Area: Harrison’s Ridge 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.; Blue 58 11 a.m. – 12 pm; The Women’s Quartet of First Baptist Church of Clemmons, 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Zephyr Lightning Bolts 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.; the Cane Creek Cloggers 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.; Carson Peters and Iron Mountain 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.; Strictly Strings, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Last Minute. 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The event also includes plenty of food for sale. Among those include chicken stew, pintos and cornbread, roasted corn, BBQ, hot dogs and hamburgers, fried pies, ice cream, sonkers, and beverages at a nominal fee.

Organizers of the even say it will be a great place to do some Christmas shopping as well?

There will be a wide variety of vendors on-site throughout the day offering heritage crafts, homemade soaps, jewelry, re-purposed furniture, and food items; so, don’t forget to shop with them and at the Horne Creek Farm Country Store,” they said in a statement.

Pets (other than service animals), alcohol, and outside food and beverages are not allowed. The event will be canceled in the event of heavy rain.

Additional information can be obtained at: http://cornshucking.weebly.com/

Children play during last year’s Cornshucking Frolic at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm’s.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_DSC01681.jpgChildren play during last year’s Cornshucking Frolic at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm’s. Submitted photo

The horse keeps the wheel turning, stirring the molasses being made on site the way farmers made it generations ago.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_Molasses-Making_n.jpgThe horse keeps the wheel turning, stirring the molasses being made on site the way farmers made it generations ago. Submitted photo
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