History of the Harvest

Saturday, July 22, noon–4 p.m.

It’s All about Corn!

Learn about one of the most historically important crops in North Carolina—corn! Take a tour of our outdoor History of the Harvest exhibit, which traces the development of corn from heirloom plants that were important to Native communities in the state to modern drought-resistant varieties created in a North Carolina lab. Along the way, pick up recipes, watch our artists at work create beautiful dolls, and make your own cornhusk creature to take home.

Support for History of the Harvest on Bicentennial Plaza is provided by North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation Inc.

For more information, call 919-807-7979.


Artist at Work: Pamela and Heather Earp

Watch this mother-daughter team—longtime participants in the State Fair’s Village of Yesteryear—fold, pleat, and shape cornhusks into beautiful dolls.

Support for History of the Harvest on Bicentennial Plaza is provided by North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation Inc.