Call for Craft Vendors at Aycock Birthplace

Raleigh

Are you a local artisan? Do you have beautiful crafts to share with the community? The Gov. Charles B. Aycock State Historic Site is currently accepting applications for craft vendors to participate in the first annual “Rakin’ in the Fun Festival” Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will feature musical groups, pumpkin chunking, inflatable rides, food trucks and living history demonstrations. There is no vendor fee for participating in the event. A valid tax ID is required.

Found off the beaten path two miles south of Fremont, the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace Historic Site features a mid-19th century farmstead that includes a house, kitchen and outbuildings. Period pieces furnish the house and an 1893 one room schoolhouse brought to the site represents the grassroots statewide educational revival led by Gov. Aycock after his election in 1900.

For additional information, please call (919) 242-5581 or email aycock@ncdcr.gov.

The site is located at 264 Governor Aycock Road, Fremont, N.C. To reach the site, please take U.S. 117 north nine miles from Goldsboro or U.S. 117 south 14 miles from Wilson. Turn right from Goldsboro, or left from Wilson, onto Gov. Aycock Road. The historic site is 1.5 miles on the right. From I-95, take the U.S. 301 exit at Kenly, then take highway 222 east for 10 miles to Fremont and turn right onto U.S. 117. Travel two miles and turn left onto Gov. Aycock Road.

Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace is part of the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 

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