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.  Shuttle map.JPG



Kudzu Ramblers (Old Time and Bluegrass Music)

  • 11–11:45 a.m. and 12:15–1 p.m., Visitor Center Back Porch

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

  • 11:30 a.m.–noon, Outdoor Amphitheater

Sherrod Gresham (Servance Dancing Dolls)

  • 11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Visitor Center Back Porch

Terry Rollins (Storyteller of NC Folktales and Farm Lore)

  • Noon–1 p.m., Outdoor Amphitheater

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

  • 1–1:45 pm and 2:15–3 p.m., Outdoor Amphitheater

Sandbox Family Fun Band (Kid Oriented Music)

  • 1–1:45 p.m. and 2:00–2:45 p.m., Visitor Center Back Porch



Chanelle Corpening (Old-Fashioned Soap Making & Sales)

CJ Bead Designs (Jewelry Making & Sales)

Classic Antique Power (Tractors & Farm Equipment)

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

Patricia Matthews (Pine Needle Basket Making & Wood Crafts)

Triangle Blacksmiths (NC Artist Blacksmith Association)

Triangle Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America (Vintage Cars)

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



Bushel Guess Contest

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

Corncob Darts

Corncob Photo Stand-in

Corn Detective Activities


Hay Hunt


Hula Hoops

Milk Bottle Toss

Old-time Toys

Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe

Pumpkin Pass Scavenger Hunt

Ring Toss

Sensory Seed Station

Snake Rope

Tractor Photo Op

Wheel of Fortune



Corn Kernel Thumbprints

Harvest-time Bracelets

Pumpkin Painting

Wheat Straw Weaving

Wiggle Eye Leaf Puppets



Colonial Hoop-and-Stick

Hobby Horses

Single and Double Sack Races

Three-Legged Races



Corky's Kettlecorn

La Farm Bakery

Jonesey's Catering 

Mr. Taco

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

Fresh Movie-Style Popcorn (Yates Mill Associates fund-raiser)