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

Horse and Child

Upcoming Events

  • June 23:
    "Rust and Dust" Tractor Show

    Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
    Join us for an antique tractor and engine show, featuring an 8 to 16 mile tractor ride beginning at noon from the farm site.
    Stover, Hercules, International Harvester (McCormick Deering), John Deere, and Fairbanks Morse are names evocative of truly great manufacturers of engines. At one point in time, they all made "hit-and-miss" engines, and Horne Creek's volunteers and staff will have a variety of old hit-and-miss engines on display and in operation. An 8 to 16 mile tractor ride will also be part of the day's activities, leaving from the parking lot of Horne Creek at 12:00 p.m. Admission to the event is free, although donations are highly encouraged and welcomed. No pets (other than service dogs) or alcohol are allowed. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. For further information, call 336-325-2298.

  • July 14:
    Fantastical World of Fairy Tales and Houses

    Saturday, 10:30 am to 1 pm
    Come out to Horne Creek Farm to listen to some of the 1900-era's most beloved fairy tales. Then, let your imagination take wing as you make your very own fairy house to take home with you. Class is appropriate for ages 5 to adult. Fee for the workshop is $20.00 plus sales tax. Fee includes a snack for all participants. Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited to 30. Call by July 12th to enroll. Please note: children under 10 year of age must be accompanied by an adult to assist with project.

  • 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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