Gold Rush Days Art and Crafts Festival

2019 gold rush day vendor application


WANTED – Artisans and Crafts People!

Join us on Saturday, May 11 for Gold Rush Days Art & Crafts Festival from 10 AM to 5 PM.  Vendor applications are being accepted through May 4th.  Fee is $30 and spaces will be assigned based on the receipt of the application and fee.  Spaces are limited so don’t delay – apply now!

The 2018 festival featured over 30 talented artist and crafts people, food vendors and a parade of farm equipment!  We hope you can join us as either a vendor or a guest and appreciate your support of Historic Gold Hill Village.




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Posted by on January 27, 2019 in Uncategorized


2019 Schedule of Events

The merchants of Historic Gold Hill Village would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who attended, patronized our shops or simply strolled the Village.  Thank you!  Looking ahead to the New Year we hope you will mark your calendar for one or more of the events we have planned.

April 20 – Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Fest

May 11 – Gold Rush Days Art & Crafts Festival

May 25 – Gold Hill Bike Ride

June 15 – Kick-off to Summer

July 27 – Village Ghost Walk

August 24 – Family Fun Night

September 28 – Gold Hill Founders’ Day

October 26 – Trick or Treat in the Village and Park Ghost Tours

November 23 – Lighting of the Fall Fires

December 6-8 – Christmas in the Village

Every Friday Night – Bluegrass in the Village ~ Montgomery General Store

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Posted by on December 17, 2018 in Uncategorized


Christmas in the Village – December 7-9

Step back in time at Historic Gold Hill Christmas in the Village.  Join us for a weekend of holiday festivities including free photos with Santa, live entertainment, Christmas cupcake decorating and much more (see full schedule below flyer).

Christmas in the Village 2018

Christmas in the Village 2018

2018 Schedule

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Posted by on November 18, 2018 in Uncategorized


Lighting of the Fall Fires – Nov. 17

Join us for a delightful evening of entertainment, refreshments and warm holiday cheer while strolling through Historic Gold Hill and its quaint shops.  Tickets are on sale now at the Village shops – $18 per person.  Advance purchase is recommended as this event does sell out.

2018 Poster

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Posted by on November 6, 2018 in Uncategorized


Gold Hill Founder’s Day – September 22

Founders Day

The day begins at 9am with Arts, Crafts, Heritage Living Displays, Gold Panning and more throughout the park. Tractors, Hit & Miss Engines and Civil War Living History will be on display at the Log Barn. The Founders Day Parade begins at 10am followed by Entertainment at the Amphitheater at 11am. History Hayrides take place throughout the afternoon through the 70 acre park to sites including the Gold Hill Pond and the Powder House. The North Carolina Bluegrass Association will host music at the Amphitheater.   Children can join the fun of finding gold nuggets hidden throughout the park. The nuggets can be used during the festival to purchase select items at the Park Information Booth. 

General Info:704-267-9439
Parade: 704-279-5777
Arts/Crafts/Exhibitors: 704-279-1630


Hayrides to the Gold Hill Pond and Powder House will be scheduled throughout the afternoon beginning at noon. Ride tickets may be purchased at the Assay Office/Post Office Museum across street from the Jail. Tickets are $1 per rider.



11:15 – Strings of Victory
12:00 – Grass Strings
1:00 – Jean Luc Leroux
2:00 – Gold Line Bluegrass
3:00 – TBA
6:00 – End of Show



Kids 10 & Under will enjoy the thrill of hunting for gold nuggets in the park. The nuggets may be used to purchase trinkets or candy at the Historic Foundation Food Booth by the Bridge in the park.





The Gold Hill Fire Department will host Fire House Safety Training for kids. Stop by to say hello and show your appreciation to the fire fighters who risk their lives to save ours every day. The Gold Hill Fire Department Auxiliary will also be on hand.




The parade begins at 10am. All units and riders should plan to arrive at the Gold Hill Fire Dept. beginning at 9am. Line-up is along Baptist Church Road which turns off of US Hwy Old 80 beside the Fire Dept. The parade ends at Old Beatty Ford Road. The easiest exit for all units wishing to return to the Fire Department should turn left and go a quarter mile then turn left on US Hwy Old 80 (dirt road).

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Posted by on August 27, 2018 in Uncategorized


Summer Family Fun Night!

Join us on Saturday, August 25 from 4 – 7 PM for an evening filled with fun for the family.  Merchants will be hosting games and activities throughout Historic Gold Hill Village with the chance for children to win prizes.  Rowan County EMS will be there with vehicles for the children to explore, and Wendy’s Dawg Hut be there with tasty hotdogs and sausage.

Family Fun Night

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Posted by on August 3, 2018 in Uncategorized


Ghost Walk

The Ghost Walk is rain or shine by the light of the moon.  Groups will be sent out in the order that tickets are purchased.  Please be prepared to wait if you are not in one of the first groups.  Shops will be open for your to browse and live music will be taking place at Morgan Ridge Winery tasting room.

Join us on Saturday, July 28 for a guided stroll through the Village that includes five stops to hear tales about Gold Hill’s local ghosts and hauntings.  Tickets are $5 per person (children under 6 are fee) and go on sale at 7 PM at the Arbor.  Groups of 20 to 25 will depart every 10 minutes starting at 8 PM.  The walk is less than a mile and including the five stops for ghost stories will take approximately 75 minutes.

2018 Ghost Walk Poster

2018 Ghost Walk Poster

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Posted by on July 4, 2018 in Uncategorized