Home Grown Arts Festival: Saturday, August 27

Home Grown Arts Festival, Saturday, August 27 (9am – 2pm)

Historic Körner’s Folly, 413 South Main Street, will host the 3rd Annual Home Grown Arts Festival Saturday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the North Lawn. The festival will feature a variety of handmade pieces—from crafts to fine art—that will be available for purchase from local artists and members of the Kernersville Arts and Crafts Guild.

Visit for the festival and stay for a tour of the historic house. The Home Grown Arts Festival is free to attend. Regular Admission applies to self-guided tours of Körner’s Folly. Adults: $10; Children (ages 6-18) $6; Children Under 5 free. During tours, actors and actresses from Kernersville Little Theater will be stationed through the house and grounds dressed in period costumes. “Docents in costumes will really make you feel like you are traveling back in time to the Victorian period, right in the heart of Kernersville, North Carolina,” says Kristin Miller, Körner’s Folly Site Manager.

In addition to tours and the festival, we will be showing our regularly scheduled Puppet Show: The Körner’s Folly Family Revue, at 10:30am.  Puppet show tickets are included with regular priced admission.  The puppet show is a great way to learn about the history of the Körner family, for kids of all ages! Be sure to ask about our scavenger hunts for kids too!

The house’s architect, Jule Körner, was born and raised in Kernersville. It was here that he began his development as an artist, and later was able to fully express himself in designing and decorating the Folly. The Körner’s Folly Foundation is pleased to continue his legacy by promoting local artistry and craftsmanship in Kernersville. Tickets to tour the house will be available the day of the event, so visitors can see Körner’s Victorian masterpiece.  The festival is a great chance to explore both local history and art. “Jule and his family were strong supporters of local artists and bringing the arts to Kernersville,” says Miller. “They would no doubt approve and support of this event.”

The festival is coordinated by the Kernersville Arts and Crafts Guild, a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to helping artists and craftspeople exhibit and sell their work, promote the development of arts and crafts in the community, and support artistic educational activities.

Körner’s Folly is open for self-guided tours Thursdays-Saturdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Sundays 1 – 4 p.m. The last tickets are sold at 3 p.m. to allow visitors adequate time to explore and enjoy the museum. Guided group tours are available by appointment Monday-Wednesday. For tickets, reservations, and event information please call (336) 996-7922 or click here.