Brookgreen Gardens Harvest Home Weekend

Come to Brookgreen’s annual fall festival, Harvest Home Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 16 and 17, from 9:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., for two days filled with live entertainment and outdoor activities! The popular scarecrow-building contest, hay rides, pumpkin painting patch, face painting, blacksmith, and gourd-making demonstrations are just a few of the events that make this a terrific way to spend a fall weekend!
Kim and Reggie Harris will be the main entertainment on Saturday and Sunday from

11 – 11:30 a.m. and 3 – 4 p.m. They have been featured in performances at the Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Institute, International Children’s Festival in Canada, the Wang Center, and a host of universities, schools, churches and performing venues. Some of you may remember their outstanding performance here last February!
Hawk Hurst is a storyteller who also will demonstrate flute and gourd-making techniques on Saturday and Sunday from

10 – 10:30 a.m. and 2 – 2:30 p.m. Hawk has offered his lively storytelling performances and musical instrument-making residencies at schools and festivals all across the country for nearly two decades. He is the 2008 President for the SC Storytelling Network, and is a long standing member of the NC Storytelling Guild, the SC Artist Roster, the Southern Artistry Roster, and the SC Native American Flute Circle.
Storyteller, Robert Swinton, will be familiar to most Brookgreen members as the voice of Ben the Trunkminder on the Lowcountry Trail. Robert is a well-known Georgetown County teller of tales who uses stories he learned from his grandfather to keep the Gullah culture and language alive for his listeners. Robert will perform Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Rosie Colter, the Director of the Phillip Simmons Foundation, and Simmons’ nephews, Master Blacksmiths Joseph Pringle and Carlton Simmons, will talk about Simmons’ work and create new works while here.

Some of the vendors that will be at the festival are:

Carolina Plantation Rice with rice samplings and cooking demonstrations

Jeffcoat Pottery with new pottery items for sale

Martha Prass with handmade ornaments

Ivie Barnwell – sweet grass baskets weaving demonstrations

Lucy Nolan—SC author of the children’s book Mother Osprey will have a book signing

Fran Hawk—SC author of the children’s book Count Down to Fall will have a book signing


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