It’s time for our Fall Festival at Rocky Mount! This October 9th and 10th celebrate the fall season of 1791 at the original Capital of the Southwest Territory! If you’re looking for a fun-filled day to soak up the Fall season, then come join the Cobb family and their friends as they celebrate the harvest. Living history tours of the Cobb farm will take place all day. Demonstrations on site will include blacksmithing, fireplace cooking, apple butter making, apple cider pressing, and much more. Stop and smell the biscuits baking in the kitchen or give the apple butter a stir. There will also be toys and games including sack races, corn hole, and 18th century games that will be available for all ages. Crafts, including pumpkin painting, Halloween decoration painting, corn shuck dolls, and candle making will be offered for an additional fee. Bring a picnic to enjoy on our grounds or visit the food trucks that will be set up throughout the weekend.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for children 5-17. Children under 5 and RMHA members are admitted free of charge. Buy your tickets at

Rocky Mount is hosting the 1st Annual Pumpkin Wars where 5 contestants will battle it out on Saturday, October 9th and 5 more on Sunday, October 10th for supremacy of the Southwest Territory.

Contestants will have 3 hours to carve a pumpkin with the theme of the day! Some tools will be provided but contestants are encouraged to bring their own. The winner of each day’s contest will be judged once more to be the Finalist of “Pumpkin Wars of 1791 ”Registration opens September 30th and the deadline for entry is Friday, October 8th at 3:00 pm. Call us at 423-538-7396 or check out to enter with the form and entry fee of $5.