Somerset Place will celebrate Somerset Crafts and Crop Day, an educational and cultural event with food, arts, and crafts. Learn about corn as a major staple and cash crop at Somerset with processing food demonstrations of shelling, grinding and hearth cooking. Join in hands-on activities to make corn husk dolls, cotton ginning, broom making, candle dipping crafts and other period craft demonstrations. Colonial children’s games will be offered and opportunities to compete in a corn-hole game, sack races and a corn-on-the-cob eating contest will be provided. Educational opportunities to learn about Somerset’s plantation history while engaging in a guided tour of the plantation with costumed Interpreters. A Haying with the Horses demonstration will be provided by the North Carolina Workhorse and Mule Association of Bertie County. Somerset’s popular cornbread recipe and mix will be sold. The special events admission fee is $2 for children under 12 and $4 for adults, plus applicable taxes.
Statewide Arts Celebration Events
In all corners of our state, North Carolinians engage in a wide variety of arts experiences – from performances in big concert halls to artist residencies in schools. During our anniversary season, we are shining a spotlight on these creative moments. Events and programs in all 100 counties have been dedicated to the North Carolina Arts Council’s 50th. This is our Statewide Arts Celebration.