Historic Yates Mill County Park will hold its ninth annual Fall Harvest Celebration on Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This free, family-oriented event includes corn-grinding tours of the historic Yates Mill building with costumed interpreters, a children's "pumpkin pass" scavenger hunt activity, games for all ages, live performances, community displays, hand-craft demonstrations and sales, antique vehicle and tool displays, food vendors and more! 

Parking will be off-site on the day of the event between 10:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.  Eventgoers should park at 3841 Inwood Road (located approximately 1 mile north of the park, off Lake Wheeler Road). Free shuttle rides will be provided to and from this location.


Kudzu Ramblers (Old Time and Bluegrass Music)

Osei Appiagyei and Sankofa (African Drumming, Dancing and Story-telling)

Sammy the Squirrel (Wake County Parks Mascot)

Sandbox Family Fun Band (Kid Oriented Music)

Sherrod Gresham (Servance Dancing Dolls)

Terry Rollins (Storyteller of NC Folktales and Farm Lore)

Walipog, Wake County's Water Quality Frog (Wake County Parks Mascot)

Yates Mill Elementary's Earth Tones Chorus and Paddy Whack Drummers



Chanelle Corpening (Old-Fashioned Soap Making & Sales)

CJ Bead Designs (Jewelry Making & Sales)

Jane Bynum (Spinning)

Joel Lane Museum House (Hands-on History & Sales)

NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (Corn Grading)

NC State University Agro-ecology Demonstration Farm

NC State University Howling Cow Ice Cream & Dairy Enterprise System

Triangle Blacksmiths (NC Artist Blacksmith Association)

Wake County Farm Bureau (with Bernice the Fake Milking Cow)

Yates Mill Associates (Mill Tours, Merchandise and Homemade Crafts Sale)

Yates Mill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Yates Mill Elementary School's Student Art Display

Stay tuned for more!



Bushel Guess Contest

Cane Pole Fishing w/the NC State University Student Fisheries Society

Corn Cob Darts

Corn Detective Activities

Cornhole Toss

Pumpkin Bowling

Pumpkin Pass Scavenger Hunt

Stay tuned for more!



Pumpkin Painting

Wheat Straw Weaving

Stay tuned for much more! 



La Farm Bakery

Jonesey's Catering 

Corky's Kettle Corn

Mr. Taco

NC State University Howling Cow Ice Cream (Yates Mill Associates fund-raiser)


Might you know someone who'd be a great fit for the event (to be a featured event artisan or vendor)? If so, please have them call our Program Director at 919-856-5635 or email Thanks!