Island Farm’s ‘Garden to Hearth’ event celebrates the season

Published 11:34 am Saturday, November 20, 2021

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On Tuesday, November 23 and Wednesday, November 24 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Island Farm will hold its annual Garden to Hearth event to celebrate the fall season and the Thanksgiving holiday.

Visitors will learn the various ways that Roanoke Island families prepared for the winter months on Roanoke Island in the 1850s. “Join our interpreters as they cook over the hearth, pickle root vegetables, smoke mullet in the smokehouse, make candles, and construct simple grapevine wreaths,” stated the event announcement.

Both candle and wreath making are included with the $8 cost of admission for those aged 4 and older; 0-3 year olds may enter the site for free.

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Island Farm, located on the north-end of Roanoke Island, offers a trip back in time to the mid-19th century Outer Banks. The living history site offers daily programs including visits with the site’s Corolla wild horses, live blacksmithing, farmhouse tours, toys and games, weaving and other traditional crafts. Island Farm’s hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. through November. The farmstead is located at 1140 N US Highway 64, north of Manteo, on Roanoke Island.

For more information visit, email or call 252-473-6500.