Beachside to Boardwalk Family Fun in Carolina Beach
A family-oriented festival featuring tours of the historic farm house, wagon rides, farm animals, live music, children’s activities, food, and heritage crafters. Free parking across the street at Rugby Middle School with a shuttle to take visitors to the farm. Proceeds benefit the non-profit Historic Johnson Farm.
Historic Johnson Farm is a heritage education center owned by Henderson County Public Schools. It is managed by volunteers and Friends of the Farm through the Henderson County Education Foundation, Inc. It offers school field trips, animals, tours, nature trails, picnic tables and 10 historic structures on 15 acres of forest, fields and streams. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a North Carolina Cultural Treasure. Only three school systems in the US own a farm.