Pottery and craft sale to benefit Historic Rosedale

CHARLOTTE – The annual Arts Festival of Historic Rosedale takes place May 7 at the Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Some of North Carolina’s best-known potters will offer their wares for sale, and jewelry makers, a copper craftsman and a wood turner are among other crafts people participating. Historical re-enactors will give demonstrations throughout the day. There will be free tours of the house and the newly renovated historic garden.

Children can experience hands-on historical activities such as a pottery wheel, yarn doll making and tin punch. They also can enjoy free pony rides, listen to a storyteller and see the birds of the Carolina Raptor Center.

General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and students 5 to 18 years old. Children 4 and younger get in free. Immediate family passes are available for $25.

Early access to the pottery and craft show is available by purchasing tickets to a preview breakfast for $75 or $500 for a table of eight.

A silent auction featuring many donated items from artists and collectors lasts from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Charlotte potter Hat Thompson is making one of her famous frog bowls for a raffle.

Find more information or reserve tickets at Rosedale’s website, www.historicrosedale.org.

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