Events Calendar

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2020 Schedule:   


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Build a Shaving Horse Weekend March 20-22

Basic Blacksmithing Weekend Workshop April 4-5

Families Learning Together Expo Saturday April 18 (POSTPONED)

Hide Tanning Weekend Workshop May 1-3

Knife Making Weekend Workshop May 2-3

Spoon Carving Weekend Workshop May 2-3

Woods Woman 101 Weekend May 9-10

Father/Son Camp      (all ages)        June 19 - 21

Young Boys Camp     (ages 8-10)    June 21- 27

Older Boys Camp      (ages 11-17)   June 28 - July 11

Young Girls Camp     (ages 8 -12)    July 19 - 25

Older Girls Camp:     (ages 12-18)   July 26 - August 1  

Coming Soon:

Wine in the Woods w/ Eustace Gala (fundraiser) August 29

Bamboo Craft September 5-6

Winter Wreaths December 5



Summers are devoted to youth camps, fall and spring are when we host weekend workshops, school, scout and church groups. During winter we batton down the hatches for a closed campus and filming of Mountain Men.



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WARNING:Under North Carolina law, a farm animal activity sponsor or farm animal professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in farm animal activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of farm animal activities. Chapter 99E of The North Carolina General Statutes.


WARNING: Under North Carolina law, there is no liability for an Injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.