The Union County Heritage Festival is Saturday, September 22 and we're bringing you a day of excitement, fun, games, and educational activities. We hope you will join us for a brief respite from cleaning up the debris left after the hurricane.
This year's theme is, "Go Native," and the festival will feature activities and information on native plant varieties found in North Carolina.
The day starts early at 8:00 AM with the Wild Turkey 5K run followed by a fun run for children 5 and younger at 9:15 AM. Go here for more information about registering for the run. You can download a race form and bring it with you or fill out the online registration form found on the linked page.
After you catch your breath, you will be able to stroll around our gardens and the grounds of the Union County Agricultural Center where we will have craft and food vendors, educational activities, and special crafts and games for the kids.
For more information on our vendors, please follow this link and if you want to find out what we have lined up just for kids, you will find that information here.
Enjoy the lively music provided by Crystal Fountains and 2 Ukes, Banjo & a Box. Both bands will treat the audience to bluegrass and we will also hear some jazz and rock when 2 Ukes, Banjo & a Box take the stage. You can find out more about the bands here.
Our speakers this year will take us from the kitchen to the skies with Chef Ross Purple offering expert instruction on making the perfect risotto and Brenden McGlinchey from the North Carolina Falconry Guild will walk through the process of trapping, training, and hunting with a red-tail hawk. Find out more about our speakers and their presentations here.
There's something for everyone at the Heritage Festival. Thanks to our sponsors entry to the festival is free and we have plenty of parking. So, head on out and enjoy a fun afternoon with your Union County neighbors.
Who knows... you might even get to meet a famous goose! Our philanthropy again this year is Carolina Waterfowl Rescue. They have done amazing work helping with the rescue of birds and other animals during the hurricane. We're excited to support them.
See you Saturday!