2017 Calendar

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

June 14 thru 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.

July 15
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.

November 25
Christmas at Connemara
From 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Musicians and storytellers, crafts and sing-a-longs, hot cider and cookies. This free festive celebration will honor Carl Sandburg and his family holiday traditions. Young visitors will find many opportunities for participation in storytelling, sing-a-longs and crafts. The house will be decorated in the simple style of the Sandburgs with poinsettias and a traditionally decorated Christmas tree throughout December until January 6th, 2017.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Rootabaga Express! live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Every Thursday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/15/2017 to 08/12/2017

    A singing and dancing extravaganza - all set in Sandburg's fairy tale land - Rootabaga Country. Appropriate for all ages.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Spink, Skabootch and Swipes - live theater

    • Time: 10:15 AM
    • Location: Sandburg Home Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 06/14/2017 to 08/11/2017

    Take a journey with Sandburg's daughters, Spink, Skabootch and Swipes (his nicknames for them) on a journey through Rootabaga Country.

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Jump Into the Park- A Family Fun Day

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: The Park at Flat Rock
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 15, 2017

    A Sandburg Home Junior Ranger Day with live performances, kid-friendly house tours, farm demonstrations and a variety of activity stations.

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Last updated: June 23, 2017

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Mailing Address:

81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731


(828) 693-4178

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