Spring Festival Rescheduled at Historic Bethabara Park June 2nd
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (May 16, 2018) – Have you ever heard the excited laughter of children skipping around a Maypole or the clang, clang, clang of a blacksmith at work? These sounds will fill the air at the inaugural Spring Festival at Historic Bethabara Park on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
From corner-to-corner, Historic Bethabara Park will be brimming with fun family activities at the Spring Festival including a traditional Maypole dance, a scavenger hunt, kite flying, tours of the park’s Historic Medicinal Garden, live music, handmade crafts for sale, and colonial trade exhibitions. Blacksmith Keith Roberts and cooper, Joel Cooper will demonstrate trades that produced items that were vital to the survival of colonial settlers.
Spring Festival is hosted by the City of Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks Department and Historic Bethabara Park. Festival admission and parking will be free. The event will be held rain or shine, if safety permits.
Live music will be provided by Góilín Celtic Music, who will perform on stage inside the park’s palisade fort.
The Forsyth Audubon Society, Daniel Boone’s Footsteps, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Sylvan Learning Center and The Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks Department will all have educational exhibits at the festival.
And what festival would be complete without a wide variety of food vendors selling hot dogs, shaved ice, corn on the cob, sweet treats and more?
“The Spring Festival at Historic Bethabara Park promises to be a great celebration highlighting colonial games, educational demonstrations, live music and more in a beautiful outdoor setting,” said Gary Lash, District Supervisor, Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks.
“Shopping the vendor market,” Lash continued, “is also a great way to find unique items while supporting the growing artisan community in Winston-Salem.”
Historic Bethabara Park, a National Historic Landmark, is the 1753 site of the first Moravian settlement in North Carolina. Moravians were German speaking Protestants. Historic Bethabara Park encompasses 183 acres and is operationally supported and administered by the City of Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks Department. The park is located at 2147 Bethabara Road.
“I’d like to encourage everyone to take advantage of this free event of that offers families a way to participate in our City festivals while being introduced to the rich story of the time and place when our city began,” Lash said.
For more information on the Spring Festival or the park, visitwww.historicbethabara.org, call (336) 924-8191, or visit Historic Bethabara Park on Facebook or Instagram @bethabarapark.