Summer of Fun at the Folly


This summer, take the time to enjoy the variety of events and happenings at
Körner’s Folly – there’s something for everyone!

Children's Playroom
Photo by Michael Blevins

Family Fun Day
Saturday, June 22
10 AM – 4 PM

Join us for this fun-filled day of exploration! Featuring two showings of the
Körner Family Revue Puppet Show (10:30, 1:30), Scavenger Hunt, Photo Adventure, yard games, art activities, and Storytime (11:15, 1:00), this event is sure to be a blast for all ages! Buy tickets in advance to guarantee a seat at the Puppet Show.

Victorian Parlor Series: Historical Botany, a Collaboration with the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden
Saturday, July 13
10 AM – 1 PM

This progressive program will begin with a lecture at the Ciener Botanical Garden, presented by Adrienne Roethling (Director of Curation) and Josh Williams (Garden Manager) focusing on their research of historical photos of Körner’s Folly interiors, which houseplants were used in Victorian home decorating and why, and some fascinating botanical trends of the era.
The presentation will be followed by a flora-focused tour of Körner’s Folly, highlighting architectural details, paintings, and objects, as well as the location and varieties of the Körner family’s favorite plants. The program will conclude with Tea & Scones from popular Kernersville lunch spot Mae’s Vintage Kitchen in the Reception Room. Tickets available online.

Calling all art lovers! We have two summer events showcasing the best in local hand-made goods:

Kernersville Christmas in July
Saturday, July 20
9 AM – 2 PM

Home Grown Arts Festival
Saturday, August 24
9 AM – 2 PM

On Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 9 AM – 2 PM, Körner’s Folly will host A Kernersville Christmas In July, presented by Aixa Maria’s Gift Baskets. It will be great opportunity to support local businesses and get a jump start on the holiday gift-giving season.

The Kernersville Arts and Crafts Guild will host their annual Home Grown Arts Festival on the Lawn at Körner’s Folly on Saturday, August 24 from 9 AM – 2 PM, featuring the best of local artisans’ work in metal, glass, wood, ceramics, fiber, and more.  

A Kernersville Christmas in July and the Home Grown Arts Festival are free to attend, but regular admission applies to tours of Körner’s Folly historic house museum. Adults: $10; Children (ages 6-18) $6; Children under 6 free.