Join us Saturday June 8th from 10 am to 4 pm for the first of our 2nd Saturdays Summer Events.
Bull Fest is a celebration of our wonderful home town of Durham. The Duke Family history is intertwined with Durham's history so we are taking the opportunity to celebrate the roots Durham puts down right here at Duke Homestead.
Throughout the day, visitors can browse and buy from local Durham arts and crafts persons. On stage we will feature local music and dancing. Don't miss out on ways to get involved with the Bull City as Sustain-a-Bull gives a talk on our local businesses. Make sure to get a picture with Wool-E-Bull, everyone's favorite mascot from our very own Durham Bulls!
Make sure you come hungry as this event will be featuring a mini Food Truck Rodeo with some of the Triangle's best food!
In the Historic Area you can get a glimpse of how it all started. Costumed interpreters will be demonstrating the early life and humble beginnings of the Duke's manufacturing business, W. Duke & Sons, which was run on the property until 1874. Also in the home will be historic cooking demonstrations, 19th century games and toys for kids, a country doctor display, and fiddle music in the swept yard.
Live Music all day on the Main Stage!
Bull Fest will be featuring some amazing musical guests thanks to the North Carolina Songwriters Co-Op.
Schedule of Performances
10 am - 10:45 Little River Cloggers
10:45 - 11:20 Ken Cleary
11:25 - 12:05 Anita Harding
12:10 - 12:45 Daivd Strausfeld
12: 55 - 1:40 Tubby Ridge
1:45 - 2:30 James Olin Oden
2:40 - 3:20 Tom V Band
3:25 - 4:00 Frank Princiotta
Stroll on down to the historic area where you will find costumed interpreters in Duke's Historic Home and 3rd Factory.
In and Around the Historic Home:
19th Century Games and Toys
Learn to Milk and Churn Butter
Demonstrations of Sewing and Labeling Bags for W. Duke & Sons Tobacco Co.
19th Century Banjo and Fiddle Music in the Swept Yard
In the 3rd Factory:
Flailing, Sifting, and Bagging Tobacco for W. Duke & Sons Tobacco Co.