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Rakin' In the Fun Fall Festival

Event Description

FREMONT, N.C. – Golden hues and flourishes of red span the horizon as autumn leaves drift in the crisp air. To celebrate the fall season, the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site welcomes you to the Rakin’ in the Fun Festival Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission will be $2 for ages 5 and up. Ages 4 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting our Facebook page or on the day of the event at the gate.

An interactive kids zone will feature fun for all ages. Try your arm at pumpkin rolling, enjoy the fun on the inflatable slide, or play carnival games. A variety of 19th century toys and games will also be available for children to enjoy.

The past comes alive through living history demonstrations of open hearth cooking, apple pressing, and woodworking.

In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month, intertribal cultural presentations will be offered from

11 am - 1 pm. Sponsored by Grandpa’s Children, Inc. and the Arts Council of Wayne County, audiences will enjoy a traditional ceremony including Grand Entry, Smudging, Blessing, a Veterans’ Dance, dancers and drummers. The procession will be led by Tuscarora Indian Tribal Chief Cecil Hunt, Tuscarora Cultural Chief Elisha Locklear, and Haliwa-Saponi Dreamweaver.


From the main stage, audiences will be delighted by musical performances by the Waterbound Dulcimers from 10 -11 a.m., the Harmony Boys from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., and Shannon Baker & Sometime Soon from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Promoting traditional Mexican culture through dance, Ballet Folklorico de Colores will perform folkloric dances from 2 – 3 p.m. such as La Bamba, Las Altenitas, Los Viejitos, and Las Alazanas and so much more.

Hungry visitors will find Everette’s Food Truck selling Bright Leaf hot dogs, hamburgers, fresh cut cheese fries, and funnel cakes.

Need a memento of your time at the festival? Local artists will sell a variety of handcrafted items including hand carved wooden bowls, acrylic paintings, American Indian dreamcatchers and spirit bags.

Event sponsors include PNC Bank, the Arts Council of Wayne County, the Arts Council of North Carolina and the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace Advisory Committee.