Go south on Main Street.
Turn right onto W. Church.
Go one mile and turn left onto 15/401/501 South.
Proceed .6 miles and turn right onto W. Boulevard.
JBH is one mile down the road on the left.
The festival is held
October 14-15, 2017
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It’s one thing to read books about rural life in the South 100 or more years ago. It's another to experience it for yourself and celebrate with descendants of the people who tilled the land here a century ago. And that’s what the John Blue Festival is all about-–bringing together the old and the new as we pay homage to our agricultural tradition.
When October's golden glow descends on the fields, it's time for King Harvest at the John Blue House. See a team of mules hitched to an authentic cotton gin used before the Civil War. Check out the goods in the old-time General Store. Thrill to the Cotton Blossom Railroad, powered by a miniature steam locomotive. See how a 19th century mill cut shingles for a house, or how a country grist mill turned out sacks of corn meal. And tour our newest addition - an original tobacco barn. One of only four still standing in North Carolina.
The kids can play old-time farm games or go on a hayride. Enjoy live music, storytellers, and dancers on our outdoor stage. Tour the John Blue House and the rest of the North Carolina Rural Hertiage Center for a flavor of history in our community.
It’s a great weekend destination for the family--a one-of-a-kind place.