Rocky Mount Historic Site hosts Woolly Days this weekend

Published 11:45 am Tuesday, April 18, 2023

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Rocky Mount State Historic Site will present its annual Woolly Days on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 – 23. 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.
This event provides visitors with the opportunity to learn about a place that predates America as we know it and dates back to the Revolutionary War. Rocky Mount is the site of the first capital of the Southwest Territory (1790-1792), and springtime is a great time to visit.
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

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