Harvest and Hornworm Festival
Saturday,August 26th, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Rain or Shine
Celebrate North Carolina farming culture and history at Duke Homestead with our Harvest and Hornworm Festival. Don't miss the looping contest and Hornworm Race! This event will feature live music, local arts and crafts vendors, hands on history, and the last tobacco auction in Durham!
The Coins live on Stage!
The Coins are a Durham-based band known for their blend of acoustic folk, bluegrass, and Celtic styles. They have performed in many venues in the Triangle area, from churches to cafés. The music of this family band (wife, husband, and brother) features traditional and folk songs, covers of favorite artists, and original compositions reflecting aspects of their Christian faith. Oh, and that instrument? It’s a harmonium.
Image (left to right): Daniel Carter, Alexa Carter, Levi Mason
The Rise and Fall of Liberty
Carol Thomson, Director & Producer
Jim Haverkamp, Editor
The Rise and Fall of Liberty examines Durham’s development and shifting economy through the lens of its last tobacco auction house. In its prime, Liberty Warehouse was a central part of a vast economic engine. After the tobacco market died, it became the home of a community of artists and nonprofits. In 2011, the roof collapsed during a rainstorm and the fate of the iconic warehouse was unknown. During this time, the city was experiencing a renaissance after decades of abandonment. The 52-minute documentary explores loss and change and how a city struggles to hang onto its soul as it undergoes revitalization.
There will be two screenings of this documentary in the auditorium during the event, at 10:00am and 12:00pm.
10am & 12pm Screening of "The Rise and Fall of Liberty" with a talk from director Carol Thomson
10am - 12pm Tobacco Harvesting
10:30am - 11:30am The Coins on stage
11am Tobacco Looping/Stringing Contest
12pm Hornworm Race
12:30pm - 1:30pm The Coins on Stage
1:30pm Mock Tobacco Auction
2:30pm Moon Pie Eating Contest
3pm Raffle Winners Announced
Open House and Open Third Factory in the Historic Area
Interpreters at the Curing Barn and Pack House
LocalArts and Crafts vendors
Kids' Corral Craft Area
Raffle Tickets Available