Stepping into the Past Saturday Series

Preserving a culture & heritage. Promoting NC Agriculture and Arts. Presenting talented artisans and craftsmen. Just another benefit to spending a Saturday with us!

One Saturday a month we have demonstrations and displays of traditional arts, crafts, and trades. These demonstrations are included with your regular admission unless otherwise noted.

Activities take place from 10 am-3 pm (unless otherwise noted) on the following Saturdays in 2023. Activities are subject to vendor/demonstrator participation and weather. Programming is subject to change. 

January 21st - Traditional Trades: Blacksmithing 

Blacksmithing demonstrations will take place every third Saturday

February 25th - Children's Jewelry Class*

                                             
March 25th - Working the Land: Packhorse Field Plowing 

 

April 15th - Fabric Arts Class: Quilting (Part 1)*    


May 20th - Fabric Arts Class: Quilting (Part 2)*  


June 16th & 17th - Endless Yard Sale: Johnston County Endless Yard Sale   


Week of July 24th - AgCamp: Children ages 7-12*     
 

August 12th - Antique Tractor Club/Farmer Appreciation   


September 9th - Tying and Stringing: Preparing Crops for Market  


October 7th - 40th Anniversary Celebration   


November 4th - Traditional Activities: Candle Making for the Kids   


December 1st (Friday) - Country Christmas Celebration    
December 2nd - Kenly Christmas on Main: Holiday décor and activities Downtown Kenly   

*Two weeks advanced registration required, minimal fee to participate.

View and download a printable copy of the full schedule by clicking the icon below.

Stepping into the Past Program Sponsors

This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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Fabric Arts Virtual Quilting Class

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