The Inaugural Raleigh Roots History Festival in Moore Square

News posted Aug. 29, 2019 - 6:00 am
  • history festival
  • Man in period clothing
  • Horse carriage rides

On Saturday, Oct 12, step back in time at the Raleigh Roots History Festival!

This inaugural festival is produced by the City of Raleigh’s Historic Resources and Museums program. Join us from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for this free celebration of the rich history of the founding and creation of North Carolina’s Capital City. The event will feature living history that includes a loom, a blacksmith, cooking demonstrations and a revolutionary war encampment. In addition, there will be a kid’s zone, old-fashioned games, free carriage rides and vendors. Main stage performers will include the Tryon Palace Fife & Drum Corps, Sir Walter Raleigh, Jonkonnu dancers, and the musical stylings of Ken Bloom.


  • Oct 12, 2019
  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


  • Moore Square
  • 200 S. Blount Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27601

For more information, contact

  • Moore Square, 919-996-6486
Subscribe to the City's News RSS Feed

Money Magazine named Raleigh

A Top Retirement City

View our accolades >>