Duke Homestead State Historic Site, 2828 Duke Homestead Road in Durham, is hosting the Harvest and Hornworm Festival on Saturday, August 25th, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.
The festival celebrates North Carolina’s farming culture and history. Highlights are the looping contest, moon pie eating contest, and hornworm race. This event will feature live music, local arts and crafts vendors, hands on history, and the last tobacco auction in Durham.
Not to disturb you, but this is a tobacco hornworm:
- 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Tobacco Harvesting
- 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.:mLive Music
- 11 a.m.: Tobacco Looping/Stringing Contest
- 12 p.m.: Hornworm Race
- 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Live Music
- 1:30 p.m.: Mock Tobacco Auction
- 2:30 p.m.: Moon Pie Eating Contest
- 3 p.m.: Raffle Winners Announced
- Open House and Open Third Factory in the Historic Area
- Interpreters at the Curing Barn and Pack House
- Local Arts and Crafts vendors
- Kids’ Corral Craft Area
- Raffle Tickets Available