President James K. Polk North Carolina State Historic Site pays tribute to our 11th president and presents living history that brings the early 19th century to life. It’s always free to visit.
The historic site presents many events, and most of them are free to attend.
Here’s what’s coming up:
Saturday, May 19th, 2018
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The annual Music, Dance ‘n Que Festival and Fundraiser features live music, food, local beer, vendors, raffles and games. Admission is free.
Food and drink will be on sale.
Food and drink:
- BBQ from Carolina Gourmet Catering
- Brews from Olde Mecklenburg Brewing
- Ice Cream from Sticks and Cones
A portion of all food and beverages sales will be donated to Friends of the President Polk’s Birthplace to help support programming and events throughout the year.
- 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.: The Myer’s Park High School Bluegrass Band
- 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.: The High Ridge Pickers
- 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.: Tim Taylor
- 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: The Midwood Allstars
- The Historic Cooking Guild of the Catawba Valley will be stationed in the kitchen house to teach visitors about traditional “receipts” or recipes and methods of preparation.
- Members of Fiber and Phun will be stationed in the main house to show how different fibers were used by settlers in the Backcountry.
- Old-Time Games and Toys
- Historic Dances
- Browse the booths of jewelry, home decor, books, and more. Both traditional and modern artistry will be on display, all from local artists from right here in our community.