Homowo Heritage Festival

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Forsyth Cooperative Extension


Homowo Heritage FestivalSaturday, October 14, 201712:00 pm - 3:00 pmSt. Philips Heritage Center
(911 South Church Street)

As part of our Harvest Day celebrations, be sure to join us for a celebration of African American foodways and culture! Enjoy food tastings of authentic African dishes, African American soul food and vegetable dishes prepared by community garden groups.   The NC Gourd Society will have a display of gourd varieties and crafted gourds, along with information on growing your own. The event will include African drumming, dancing, and hands-on activities such as okra painting, games and displays.

Homowo (hō ΄- mō – wă) is a word from Ghana, West Africa which means “hooting at hunger.”  Old Salem’s African American seed collection is named for this.  We invite you to view our Homowo Harvest Collection.

Activities are included with an Old Salem Museums & Gardens tour ticket.

Begin your visit at the Old Salem Visitor Center (900 Old Salem Road) where you can enjoy a free orientation video and free parking.

Click to learn more about African American Heritage in Old Salem