Take a wagon ride around the historic Harper farm at Bentonville Battlefield’s annual fall festival on Oct. 28. The program will include historic trades demonstrations, displays from community organizations, and an “old timey” festival atmosphere featuring wagon rides, kid’s games, an inflatable, food trucks, live music, and more!
Bring the whole family for a unique view into daily life during the 1800s. Try your hand at ropemaking, spinning yarn, pickling vegetables, or just enjoy a stroll through the historic Harper House. Learn about beekeeping with a display from members of the Johnston County Beekeepers Association. Historic interpreters will also demonstrate weaving, historic brewing, pill rolling, and open-hearth cooking. Live music will be performed throughout the day by the Huckleberry Brothers Band and the Waterbound Dulcimers.
Admission for the event is $5 for adults, free for ages 8 and under. Multiple food trucks and food vendors will be onsite. The program is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities are subject to change without notice. For more information about activities, check the site’s social media channels (@bentonvilleshs) or contact Colby Lipscomb at 910-594-0789.
The Battle of Bentonville, fought March 19-21, 1865, was the largest battle ever fought in North Carolina and one of the last major battles in the Civil War. Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site interprets the battle and the Harper House, a farmhouse used as a field hospital where surgeons treated nearly 600 men wounded during the battle.
About Bentonville Battlefield
Bentonville Battlefield site is located at 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524, three miles north of Newton Grove on S.R. 1008, about one hour from Raleigh and about 45 minutes from Fayetteville. For more information, visit https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/bentonville-battlefield or call (910) 594-0789. Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site is part of the Division of State Historic Sites in the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) manages, promotes, and enhances the things that people love about North Carolina – its diverse arts and culture, rich history, and spectacular natural areas. Through its programs, the department enhances education, stimulates economic development, improves public health, expands accessibility, and strengthens community resiliency.
The department manages over 100 locations across the state, including 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, five science museums, four aquariums, 35 state parks, four recreation areas, dozens of state trails and natural areas, the North Carolina Zoo, the North Carolina Symphony, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, the African American Heritage Commission, the American Indian Heritage Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, the Office of State Archaeology, the Highway Historical Markers program, the N.C. Land and Water Fund, and the Natural Heritage Program. For more information, please visit www.ncdcr.gov.