Historic Rural Hill is a working farm, events site, and center for education in northern Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. A non-profit 501-c3 organization dating back to 1993, Rural Hill serves the surrounding community by providing innovative and unique educational experiences to public, private, and home schooled children yearly. Focusing on our fascinating 250 years of history involving family ties, revolution, and pioneer spirit, we know that our programs are one of a kind within the country in both content and quality.
In addition to our educational outreach with area youth, Rural Hill caters to adults and families year-round through its large-scale cultural events:
The Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games emphasize the widespread significance of the area's Scots and Scots - Irish inhabitants throughout history. Music, games, dancing, traditional food, and historical reenactments tell a fascinating story that is constantly evolving.
The Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze is one of the area's most respected seasonal events for friends and families to come out and "get lost" in our giant and complex seven acre corn maze. One of the largest mazes on the east coast, the corn maze is not only a fun experience, but teaches lessons of history, biodiversity, teambuilding, and strategic thinking along the way.
The Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Fest highlight the great and historic practice of sheepherding through the use of trained Border Collies. During the course of the three day event thousands are delighted by the intelligence of man's best friend.
Despite Rural Hill's growing popularity as a cultural destination for students and families, we still need your help to continue to grow and develop event higher caliber programming and events. Please contact us today and find out how you can help your community by helping Rural Hill.
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