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

  • October 18:
    Annual Cornshucking Frolic

    Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
    From the settlement of the colonial frontier to the middle of the twentieth century, "cornshuckings" or "huskings" were held annually throughout North Carolina. Come join Horne Creek Farm's staff and volunteers as we harvest, shuck, shell, and grind corn, as well as showcase over 40 heritage skills such as making molasses, weaving baskets, blacksmithing, chair caning, quilting, woodworking, and plowing. Traditional, Bluegrass, and Gospel music groups will play throughout the day. Wonderful products and gifts will be available in our Country Store, including apples and grafted apple trees from the Southern Heritage Apple Orchard. Admission is $5.00 for ages 13 - adult. Children 6 - 12: $3.00. Children 5 and under: free. Fee also charged for food, drinks, and some craft activities. No pets allowed. For more information, call (336) 325-2298.

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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