From Farm to Flavor: A Celebration of Southern Food History

Event Description

Are you looking for your next culinary adventure? Look no further than the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site. On March 10th from 10 am until 4 pm, you can satisfy your hunger for history by joining costumed interpreters for a daylong celebration of Southern food heritage. Our family friendly activities include hands-on demonstrations such as smoking meats, preserving vegetables, and baking bread. Free samples and recipes will be available including a hop yeast starter for the home bakers. Young chefs will learn to make butter and test their culinary skills at the "Sensory Experiences" stations. You can also help us create a community cookbook by bringing your favorite recipes to share. The event is free and open to all!

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 moved to the site represents the grassroots statewide educational revival led by Gov. Aycock after his election in 1900.

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.

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