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Bush Hill Heritage Festival

Bush Hill Heritage Festival slated for September 11-12, 2009

Popular Festival celebrates the founding of Archdale




Archdale, NC.  September 2, 2009. The Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce will host the 24th annual Bush Hill Heritage Festival which will take place in downtown Archdale.  25,000 visitors and over 200 vendors are expected to converge on this community in the Piedmont Triad to enjoy great food, entertainment, and fun.


Three entertainment stages, children’s area, Quilt Show, Classic Car Show and pony rides are just some of the scheduled activities. Headliners for the main stage are the Part Time Party Time Band and Union County.  Dalton Harmon, Four-Heart Harmony, Resurrection Quartet and Blood Kin will all return to the Gospel Stage, and Ronald McDonald, Sam the Magic Man, and Mountain Marionettes will entertain kids on the Children’s Stage. 


Bush Hill Eve is the newest addition to the festival and will take place on Friday night, September 11.  This event, which serves as a kick-off to Saturday’s festival, will celebrate the heritage of the community with historical-themed events and activities are

A Civil War Encampment will include Alexander’s Battalion Field Hospital where children can get an “enlistment physical.”  A Heritage Meal whose menu showcases the kinds of food people ate before French fries and pizza will be on site.  The High Point Museum will offer period children’s games to include stilts, hoops, and more.  Music on the Grounds by John Clark and Chuck Harris will feature traditional music.  Pony Rides, Big Wheel Race, strolling characters in period dress, local genealogy and authors table, and much more will set the tone for the Bush Hill Heritage Festival which celebrates the founding of Archdale in 1786.  Tickets for Heritage Meal are $7 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets for the meal will be available at Archdale Friends Meeting, the Archdale-Trinity Chamber, and at the door.  All other events are free and take place on the grounds of Archdale Friends and Archdale United Methodist Church.


Bush Hill Eve activities begin at 5:30 p.m.  Saturday’s Bush Hill Heritage Festival begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m.  For more information, call the chamber at 336-434-2073 or visit