Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Fall Harvest Festival at Roper Mountain Science Center

Step back in time and get a unique look at how our ancestors prepared for the coming winter. Our beautiful Living History Farm will be filled with artisans, musicians and demonstrations of life during the 1800s.

The Fall Harvest Festival takes place at Roper Mountain Science Center, located at 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville,  on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9am – 3pm.  Some of the hands-on activities and demonstrations available throughout the day include:

  • Sheep herding and draft horse plowing
  • Appalachian music with the Nickpickers
  • Fresh apple cider tasting
  • Flint knapping & atlatl throwing
  • Fire starting
  • Broom making
  • Rice winnowing
  • Blacksmithing and coopering
  • Wood carving and turning
  • Goat milk soap making
  • Corn shucking, shelling and grinding
  • Organic gardening
  • Basket making
  • Hearth cooking
  • Weaving
  • Historic games, sack races and chores

Activities in other areas include solar leaf prints, fall constellation finder, the foliage force challenge and live animals to touch and hold, American Crow artwork with Fine Arts Center students, forest leaf and stick figures and more.

Food vendors include Bucky’s Bar-B-Q, Chick-fil-A of Pelham Road and The Snow Castle (serving shaved ice and gourmet hot cocoa).

Fall Harvest Festival at Roper Mountain Science Center takes place on Saturday, November 12th from 9am to 3pm. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for children ages 4 – 12 and seniors, and FREE for RMSC members and children ages 3 and younger. 

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