Backcountry Days Festival
September 7, 2019 | 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
3500 Shamrock Dr
Join the Charlotte Museum of History for our annual Backcountry Days Festival exploring the history and culture of the Carolina Backcountry’s early residents, including European colonists, enslaved people, and the Catawba Indian Nation, and the enduring traditions that impact our daily lives and artistic expression today.
Whether you are a family with kids, a retired history enthusiast, or a young professional, we have something for everyone! Bring a lawn chair or your picnic blanket and join us for an outdoor concert on the lawn of Mecklenburg County’s oldest surviving structure. Food will be available for purchase at the event.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Old Time and Celtic Music
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Music and Native American Storyteller
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Bluegrass and Country Music
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Contemporary Folk and Crossover Music
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Ron Hankins History Talks Lecture Series Sponsored by Wells Fargo and Featuring Laura Boosinger
Grounds of the Historic Homesite
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Cooking Demonstrations
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Historic Trades Demonstrations
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Open House of the Historic Rock House
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arts + Instrument Petting Zoo
Charlotte Museum of History Museum Building
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Opening of the New Exhibit “Furnishing the Backcountry”
Participating Groups and Individuals
The Charlotte Museum of History Docents & Volunteers
The Charlotte Folk Society
The Native American Studies Center of USC Lancaster
The Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society
The Charlotte Herb Guild
Instrument Makers George Thomas and Mark Willingham
The Mecklenburg Militia and Piedmont Partisans
Food Available for Purchase
King of Pops
The Chimi Spot Food Truck
To Thomas and Donna Brim for their gracious loan of early southern decorative arts for our new “Furnishing the Backcountry” exhibition
To the Arts and Science Council for helping the Museum keep our festivals FREE
All of the volunteers who make events like this possible. Interested in getting involved in this year’s event? Click Here to volunteer.