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Recurring Event Homespun Fun

Homespun Fun

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

Learn how early islanders turned sheep's wool into clothing with this hands-on lesson! Participating farm-goers will card and spin wool into personal bracelet keepsakes, while learning about the farm’s sheep and fabric making tools. Included with the price of admission to Island Farm.

Natural Dye Day

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

Learn the steps of dyeing with natural materials at Island Farm! On November 17th, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., fiber artist Melissa Paulson will guide visitors through the process of preparing and dyeing wool over an open fire using materials gathered from Island Farm and the surrounding area. This program is included within the ... Read more

Recurring Event Live Blacksmithing

Live Blacksmithing

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

See, hear, smell, and understand the role of the mid-19th century blacksmith on Roanoke Island. The Farm’s blacksmith will be forging all day, creating items needed around the farm, from nails and staples to trivets and cookhouse supplies. Participation is encouraged in the blacksmith shop! This program is included with general admission to Island Farm.

Recurring Event Visit With a Banker Pony

Visit With a Banker Pony

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

Island Farm is lucky enough to have two Corolla wild horses living on-site. Join us on Tuesdays from 9:30 - 11 a.m. to pet a Corolla wild horse up-close, and to learn more about these incredible “banker ponies” and how they fit into early life on the Outer Banks. Rainbow, one of the Farm's banker ... Read more

Recurring Event Corn Husk Doll Crafting

Corn Husk Doll Crafting

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

In the mid-1800s Roanoke Island children still had dolls and toys like we do today - they just looked a little different. Join us at the Farm, on the back porch of the historic homeplace, and our interpreters will teach you the process of making your very own corn husk doll for you to take ... Read more

Garden to Hearth

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

On Wednesday, November 23 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Island Farm will host its annual "Garden to Hearth" event to celebrate the fall season and the Thanksgiving holiday. Visitors will learn the various ways that Roanoke Island families prepared for the winter months in the 1850s. Join our interpreters as they cook over the ... Read more

Recurring Event Live Blacksmithing

Live Blacksmithing

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

See, hear, smell, and understand the role of the mid-19th century blacksmith on Roanoke Island. The Farm’s blacksmith will be forging all day, creating items needed around the farm, from nails and staples to trivets and cookhouse supplies. Participation is encouraged in the blacksmith shop! This program is included with general admission to Island Farm.

Recurring Event Christmas on the North End

Christmas on the North End

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

On the first three days in December, Island Farm will host “Christmas on the North End,” an event focused on holiday traditions in the early days on Roanoke Island. Costumed interpreters will share how the Etheridge family may have celebrated the Christmas holiday in the mid-1800s. The homeplace will be decorated inside and out, while ... Read more

Recurring Event Christmas on the North End

Christmas on the North End

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

On the first three days in December, Island Farm will host “Christmas on the North End,” an event focused on holiday traditions in the early days on Roanoke Island. Costumed interpreters will share how the Etheridge family may have celebrated the Christmas holiday in the mid-1800s. The homeplace will be decorated inside and out, while ... Read more

Recurring Event Christmas on the North End

Christmas on the North End

Island Farm 1140 N. US Hwy 64, Manteo

On the first three days in December, Island Farm will host “Christmas on the North End,” an event focused on holiday traditions in the early days on Roanoke Island. Costumed interpreters will share how the Etheridge family may have celebrated the Christmas holiday in the mid-1800s. The homeplace will be decorated inside and out, while ... Read more