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

  • March 21:
    "We Made This House A Home"

    Saturday, 11 am - 12:30 pm
    Learn about the Hauser family and how Horne Creek Farm's staff used information gleaned from oral history interviews with the family to accurately furnish the farmhouse. Admission is free, and open to the public.

  • March 28:
    Grafting for the Future

    Saturday, 10 am - 1 pm
    Would you like to know how to graft an apple tree? Jason Bowen, Horne Creek Farm's Horticulturist, will be on hand to share his knowledge of southern apple varieties and conduct a grafting seminar. At the end of the day all participants will take their tree, grafted from one of the Southern Heritage Apple Orchard's 400 varieties, home with them. Class size is limited to 15. Participants must be 14 or older. $40.00 fee, plus 7% sales tax charged. Additional trees may be grafted for a fee of $10.00 each, plus 7% sales tax. Pre-registration is required. Call 336/325/2298 for further details and to enroll.

  • April 11:
    Crayon Art Workshop

    Saturday, 11 am - 2 pm
    In the early 1900s, cousins Edwin Binney and Harold Smith developed a nontoxic wax crayon. Binney's wife, Alice, attached the French word for chalk, craie, with "ola," from oily, to form the Crayola brand name. Their first box of Crayola crayons was sold for a nickel in 1903. Crayola has added a lot of different products since that time, but it's amazing what beautiful artwork you can make with a simple little box of crayons, some fabric, and a lot of imagination. Workshop is limited to 10 people. $30.00 per person, plus 7% sales tax. Pre-registration is required. Call 336/325-2298 for further information and to enroll.

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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