Horne Creek Farm

Farm Life – Agriculture

Once the Hauser family farm, Horne Creek enables visitors to experience farm life in North Carolina's northwestern Piedmont circa 1900. The site features the family's original farm house, a tobacco curing barn, a corn crib, adjacent fields under cultivation, and even a heritage apple orchard. Through programs ranging from old fashioned ice cream socials to an annual corn shucking frolic, Horne Creek Living Historical Farm provides a unique opportunity to learn about our rural past.

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NC Field and Family magazine article

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Upcoming Events

  • October 20:
    Annual Cornshucking Frolic

    Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
    Time for history, music and fun! "Possums are fat and sweet potatoes plenty and corn husking times are at hand." Join us for our Annual Cornshucking Frolic at Horne Creek Farm. Heritage demonstrations and activities are sure to please every member of the family, young and old.
    See quilting, basket weaving, knitting, wagon rides, blacksmithing, a grist mill demonstration, log hewing, information on heirloom apples, a cooking demonstration, plowing, chair caning, cider, apple butter & molasses demonstrations, displays of antique farm equipment, information on the Hauser and Sawyers families, plus much more.
    Our musical groups will have you clapping your hands and tapping your feet! Food available during the day for a nominal fee: Chicken Stew, BBQ, Ham Biscuits, Pintos & Cornbread, Fried Pies, Sonkers, Ice Cream, and Beverages. Horne Creek Farm's Southern Hertiage Apple Orchard will sell heirloom apples and trees grown at the historic site. The day would not be complete without shopping at the HCF country store and with a number of local vendors.
    Admission fees are as follows:
    Adults: $8.00, Children 6 - 12: $5.00, & Children 5 & Under: free.

    No pets (other than service animals) allowed. No alcoholic beverages allowed. Canceled in the event of heavy rain.
    To reach the site, take the Pinnacle Exit (#129) off U.S. Hwy 52 & follow the black and gold NC Historic Site signs. For further information, call (336) 325-2298.

  • Stay tuned for upcoming events . . .

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Horne Creek Farm Information

Contact Us

Horne Creek Farm
308 Horne Creek Farm Road
Pinnacle, N.C. 27043
Phone: (336) 325-2298
Fax: (336) 325-3150
Email: hornecreek@ncdcr.gov

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday--9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays, and most major holidays.


No fees except for events sponsored by Horne Creek Farm's support group (nominal fees). Donations are accepted and appreciated.

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