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 17:
    Arbor Day Tree Sale

    Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
    This year, North Carolina celebrates Arbor Day on March 16th. Why not come out to Horne Creek Farm on Saturday, March 17 and buy one of our heirloom apple trees to plant at your house or in your community to celebrate it.
    We have hundreds of varieties to choose from and you're sure to find one that you like. Plant the trees to celebrate birthdays, holidays, employee recognition, anniversaries, new births, and graduations. Or, plant them in memory of someone who carved out a special place in your life. To borrow a phrase used by the Arbor Day Foundation, "the trees planted for you (or, in this case, by you) are an act of optimism and kindness, a labor of love, and a commitment to stewardship."
    Trees are reasonably priced at $15.00 each, plus 7% sales tax. Money generated from the sale of the trees will help with the upkeep of the Southern Heritage Apple Orchard. So, come help preserve an integral part of the south's agricultural heritage.

    Call 336-325-2298, Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm for futher information

  • March 24:
    Grafting Workshop

    Saturday, 10 am - 2:30 pm
    Come learn how to graft an apple tree at Horne Creek Farm's Southern Heritage Apple Orchard. Jason Bowen, Horne Creek'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 orchard's 400 heirloom varieties, home with them.
    Fee for the class is $40.00, plus 7% sales tax. Class including tax is $42.80.
    Class size is limited to 15. Participants must be 16 or older. Pre-registration is required. Call 336-325-2298 by March 22 to enroll.

  • Stay tuned for upcoming events . . .

View NC DNCR Upcoming Events Calendar

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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