Fee Free Days 2017
Enjoy 10 free entrance days to all national parks and free tours of the Sandburg Home in 2017.
- January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- February 20 - Presiden't Day
- April 15-16 and 22-23 - Weekends of National Park Week
- August 25 - National Park Service 101st Birthday
- September 30 - National Public Lands Day
- November 11-12 - Veterans Day Weekend
April 21 at 7:00 pm
Student Poetry Contest Celebration
Young poets from Elementary School through High School will be recognized for their writing achievements and each student will present their winning entry. The 2017 poetry contest theme is "Strength". Program will be held at Blue Ridge Community College, Patton Building Room 150.
May 29 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival
The folk festival honors Carl Sandburg and his preservation of traditional folk music as found in his collection The American Songbag. The festival's performers each skillfully demonstrate the tradition of performing live music to tell stories while capturing the heritage of America through song.
11am - Don and John Humphries - folk music
12pm - The Gypsy Swingers - swing jazz
1pm - Nitrograss - bluegrass
2pm - Peggy Ratusz and Daddy Longlegs - swing, jazz and blues
June 3 - at 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Historic Connemara Walking Tours
In cooperation with the Village of Flat Rock's annual Ice Cream Social, the park offers walking tours of the grounds of Connemara sharing the history of the site before the Sandburg's moved in. East tour lasts one hour. No reservation required. Tours begin in the bookstore of the Sandburg Home.
June 14 - August 12
Sandburg Summer Stage
Every Wednesday through Saturday at 10:15 - 10:45 am
Rootabaga Express! and Spink, Skabootch and Swipes!
Wednesday through Saturday, apprentice actors from the Flat Rock Playhouse, will share performances at 10:15 a.m., at the park amphitheatre adjacent to the Sandburg Home. NO SHOWS week of July 24. Learn more about the shows here.
Jump Into the Park - Jr Ranger Day
Exciting and fun opportunities begin as visitors enter the park and are encouraged to participate in a variety of activity stations scattered across the grounds. Cheese-making, bug identification, wildlife demonstrations, craft-making and more.