Summer Children's Festival

Duke Homestead is putting on its fourth annual Summer Children's Festival on Saturday August 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free festival invites families all over Durham, the Triangle, and NC to come and play with us! Join  in a day of free music, games, arts and crafts, and historic activities perfect for families and kids of all ages. 

This festival will be filled with make and take crafts and kid's activities for a full day of fun!There will be lots of great guests to meet and greet from our local Fire and Police Department to local owls with Piedmont wildlife.

It's hands-on history in the Duke's historic home where kids can bake cookies the old fashioned way and try on life from another century with our dress-up trunk in the parlor. Kids of all ages will enjoy playing with our 19th century games and toys to the sounds of live fiddle and banjo music.

Summer Children's Festival
Saturday, August 9th, 2014
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rain or Shine!

Baron Von Rumblebuss will be performing live on stage! Check out one of their music videos right here! 

Schedule of Events 

Main Stage:

10 am - 11 am: Little River Cloggers

11 am - 12 pm: Baron Von Rumblebuss

12 pm - 1:30 pm: Bruce Scism

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Baron Von Rumblebuss

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm:  Pippa Hoover

3:30 pm: Raffle Winners Announced


All Day in the Festival Area:

Welcome Booth and Raffle Table

Catch the Gnomes! Scavenger Hunt

Make and Take Crafts 

Kid's Corral

Arts and Crafts Vendors

Fire Truck Meet and Greet

Police Car Meet and Greet

Water Play Area

Mule Drawn - Wagon Rides

All Day in the Museum:

Sarah's Farm Film

Track Them Down! Scavenger Hunt

 Animals of NC Coloring Activity

Fill That Bull! School Supplies Drive

All Day in the Historic Area:

19th Century Games and Toys

19th Century Fiddle and Banjo Music

Hands on Milking Cow

Open House in the Third Factory

Open House in the Historic Home:

Rag doll making on the back porch

Butter Churning

Bake and Taste Sugar Cookies 


Costume Trunk

Country Doctor

 Hands on History Touch Baskets

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