Friday, May 3, 2013

Old-fashioned fun May 18

Old-fashioned fun is part of the charm of the annual Family Festival at Historic Rosedale Plantation.

It's May 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the historic plantation that's on Tryon street just three miles from uptown. If you live in the area and haven't visited it yet, this event is the perfect excuse.

Some of North Carolina’s best artisans will be selling their crafts including potters, wood turners, quilters and jewelry makers.

Costumed re-enactors will be roaming around and among the children's activities are free pony rides.

Tickets are $10 per person, or $25 for a family, and are available online at

Rosedale is one of Charlotte's few historic homes still surviving. Please consider attending as a sign of support for it, and all the volunteers who work so hard to maintain its beauty. The home and the families who lived there played important parts in our city's history that shouldn't be forgotten.

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