Gold Hill Founder's Day

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 25, 2008

The annual Founder’s Day celebration is coming up this weekend in the 70-acre Gold Hill Mines Historic Park. Now in its 19th year, the event will be held this Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.
The festival features the Civil War Living History Encampment, hosted by re-enactors from the 63rd North Carolina Troops and Rowan Rifles. The troops will re-enact a skirmish between the North and the South during the festival this year.
The Heritage Living Area will expand this year with the addition of a chuck wagon, and antique block press, as well as blacksmiths, frontier living exhibits, flint knappers and wood carvers to name a few.
The Assay Office Museum will be open and visitors can even have their photo taken in 1800’s period costume at the Gold Hill Jail. The park will be filled with arts and crafts, entertainment and food. The celebration will end with the Founders’ Day Dance at the amphitheater from 7- 10 p.m. Dance music will be provided by Horizon.
For more information call 704-279-7897 or 704-267-9439 or visit
Founder’s Day schedule:- 9 a.m., Arts and Crafts/Exhibits open.
– 10 a.m., Founder’s Day Parade.
– 11 a.m. Opening ceremony.
Entertainment begins 11 a.m. with emcee, Mike Mangan, News Radio 1490.
– 11 a.m., National Anthem -Troy Thompson.
– 11:05 a.m., Heavenly Sound Band-Rest In His Presence.
– 11:45 a.m., Crescent Cloggers.
– 12:15 p.m., old fashioned cake walks.
– 12:30 p.m., Mike and Gaynelle Lambert.
– 1:15 p.m., cake walks.
– 1:30 p.m., Steppin’ Out Dance Company.
– 2 p.m. , Break from stage for battle re-enactment at barn.
– 3 p.m., Friends in Bluegrass.
– 4 p.m., cake walks
– 4:15 p.m.,TBA.
– 7 p.m., Founder’s Day Dance with music by Horizon Band.