Explore NC Heritage Fair
The Annual Explore North Carolina Heritage Fair, one of the Hiddenite Centerís most vital educational programs, will offer students in Alexander and Iredell County hands on experience in learning heritage arts and crafts as part of their NC History education. The Heritage Fair will be held at the Hiddenite Centerís Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road) on Wednesday, April 24th and Thursday, April 25th and will be open to students in participating Alexander County Public Schools, Home Schools, and to the general public. On Friday, April 26th, the Heritage Fair will travel to Central Elementary School in Iredell County.
Approximately 30 heritage demonstrators and artists will present skills such as wood working, herbal gardening, pottery, basketry, quilting, spinning and weaving, log cabin building, music, and much more. Although Heritage Fair is geared towards 4th graders who are studying NC history, it offers educational fun for all age groups.
ďOur North Carolina Heritage Fair is an event that truly embodies our mission at the Hiddenite Center as we seek to keep cultural heritage traditions alive by inspiring and educating a new generation of North Carolinians,Ē said Karen Walker, Interim Director. ďThis is a unique, hands on event that makes learning fun for all age groups. We invite the public to join us for Heritage Fair at the Hiddenite Centerís Educational Complex and try their hands at experiencing these time honored traditions.Ē
The Hiddenite Centerís 2013 Explore NC Heritage Fair at the Hiddenite Centerís Educational Complex will be open to the general public on Wednesday, April 24th from 8:45am until 2:00pm and Thursday, April 25th from 9:00am until 2:30pm.
The public admission rates for Heritage Fair are $5 per person, $3 for senior adults, and admission is free for children 4 and under. Group visits to Heritage Fair are also welcomed Ė group bookings must be made in advance and may be scheduled by calling Allison Houchins, Hiddenite Center Director of Education, at (828) 632-6966. Both the Hiddenite Center Lucas Mansion and Educational Complex are fully wheelchair accessible.
This cherished Hiddenite Center educational program is made possible in part through the generosity of the North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Fund, The R.Y. and Eileen Lackey Sharpe Family Foundation, Alexander County Government, The Winston-Salem Foundation, Friends of the Hiddenite Center and the Hiddenite Centerís operating budget.