To enter Hart Square Village on festival day is to enter the early 1800s. Hart Square bustles with over three hundred knowledgeable artisans and historic demonstrators dressed in period clothing. Artisans truly bring the village to life by sharing the craftsmanship and subsistence of Carolina's pioneers. Visitors will witness everything from flax making, cotton baling, and tin smithing to apple butter making and the sweet sounds of old time music. Hart Square Village is the nation's largest collection of historic log structures. On festival day, all 103 historic structures will be open! North Carolina artist Bob Timberlake says, "I've visited Colonial Williamsburg, almost grew up in Old Salem, and I've seen other restored places all over North America, and nothing compares with Hart Square Village just south of Hickory." Join this celebration of Colonial History this October and plan your visit the 38th Annual Hart Square Living History Festival.