Summer Children's Festival

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM RAIN OR SHINE
FREE

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. 

Below you will find our full schedule of events and activities. 


Man Stage Event Schedule

Catch Kid-Friendly Live Music All Day!

11 am - 12 pm: Baron Von Rumblebuss

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Becky Ann

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Baron Von Rumblebuss

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Elizabeth Taylor

3:30 pm: Raffle Winners Announced!

Help Duke Homestead Fill That Bus!

All day at the Welcome Table, Duke Homestead will be taking donations of school supplies for Fill that Bus! These supplies go to help our local classrooms in the Durham Public Schools. Your donation of school supplies gets you a free entry into our raffle. Check out our blog for more information on Fill That Bus and a list of the Top 10 most need items. 

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


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

Bake and Taste Sugar Cookies

Historic Toy Make and Take

Costume Trunk

Hands on History Touch Baskets