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Rocky Mount Historic Site hosts Wooly Days

April 22, 2023

Rocky Mount State Historic Site will present its annual Woolly Days on Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd - 23rd. The Festival will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. Festivities will end at 5 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday. “Woolly Days” features hand-shearing of Rocky Mount’s flock of Cotswold sheep, wool processing techniques of the 18th century, and other spring activities on a frontier farm.

Woolly Days is an opportunity for visitors to experience the spring activities of the early settlers of Tennessee. This is a great opportunity for children of all ages to get a close look, and even pet the sheep, feel their wool and learn how it would be made into clothing. Visitors can wash the freshly-sheared wool, use wool cards to straighten the fibers, and see how it is spun into yarn and woven into cloth.

Come see baby lambs, historical reenactors, local vendors and shops, blacksmith forging, sheep wool processing, a historical church service, and children's activities. Rocky Mount will host tours of the historic homestead and museum during the event. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the grounds, or stop by one of the food trucks set up throughout the day.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $8 for children over the age of five. Children under the age of five are admitted free. Parking and access to all Woolly Days & Garden Arts Festival activities are included in the admission price. On our website, you can also get a discount on a two-day weekend pass. Buy Tickets now at the official website.

The Rocky Mount State Historic Site is located at 200 Hyder Hill Road in Piney Flats, Tennessee- just off Highway 11-E, midway between Johnson City and Piney Flats.

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