Festival proceeds help fund our mission to preserve Hart Square and share the pioneer stories, trades and way of life with our community. For more information about our programming, please visit hartsquare.com/mission. Hart Square Foundation is a North Carolina registered 501c3. Our EIN number is 56-2232193.
If the festival is canceled due to COVID19, you will be able to refund your ticket, use it for next year’s event, or convert your purchase to donation to Hart Square for our charitable purposes. Note: the festival is rain or shine and will not be canceled due to weather.
No. We do have handicap parking and handicap porta-johns; but the walking paths and terrain is rough and each cabin involves steps.
Hotels are in nearby Hickory and Morganton.
Yes. Hart Square Foundation is a North Carolina registered 501c3. Our EIN number is 56-2232193. You can find more information about this at https://www.guidestar.org/profile/56-2232193
Yes! Children 12 and under are free.
No. Many of our artisans are busy setting up their crafts for you to enjoy on Saturday!
To protect the health of our demonstrators and guests cabins will not be open for customer entry. Guests can view demonstrations in certain cabins through open doors and windows.
Masks are not required outdoors. Guests will not be allowed in cabins at this year’s festival.
Early parking begins at 8:00 a.m. (Breakfast items will be for sale in the parking lot prior to the village opening at 10:00 a.m.
Yes. There will be two handicap porta-john located by the covered picnic arbor. On the map, this will be right next to structure #52.
This is a rain or shine event.
We are limiting the ticket sales to 50% of past years, which will be 2,000 tickets.
No. We will have staff and volunteers provide you with transport to and from the village if you have any walking difficulties.
Over 100. You can see everything from cotton ginning to apple butter making to tinsmithing!
Yes. There are porta-johns throughout the Village and handicap accessible porta-johns as well.
Hart Square is a working farm so we suggest closed-toe shoes. Also, please bring a raincoat as it is a rain or shine event.
We have a touch-less ticket this year. You will be emailed your tickets which have unique scan code. Please print your ticket or save them to your phone to be scanned on arrival.
Our food vendors are committed to following the guidelines of the local and state laws.
Each vendor we work with will be responsible for acquiring a Temporary Food Establishment Permit, or other appropriate off-premise permit, through the Catawba County Health Department. There will be hand washing stations for our vendors. They will comply with face coverings, gloves, and all other sanitation requirements outlined by the Health Department.
No. We are continually trying to develop other events at different price points for our customers.
The festival starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.
Early parking begins at 8 a.m.
Hart Square is located at 5055 Hope Road in Vale North Carolina, 28168, 25 minutes South of Hickory and 37 minutes Southeast of Morganton.
Yes, let the parking attendant know to direct you to the handicap lot.