Gold Hill Bicentennial Celebration

May 31 – June 2, 2024

Celebrating 200 years of gold mining history at Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina. The first gold discovery at Gold Hill, NC was in 1824!

We’re excited about our Bicentennial Celebration! We’re celebrating the 200th anniversary of the first gold discovery in Gold Hill, North Carolina and 200 years of gold mining history. A community-wide event is scheduled for May 31 – June 2, 2024. Saturday June 1st will be the main event day with Traditional Bluegrass and Gospel Music on the amphitheater stage as well as 19th Century Period music at the Heritage mining encampment by the Old Stone Jail in Gold Hill Mines Historic Park. See the schedules below and Please Share the event!!

Event Details

Gold Hill Bicentennial Celebration
Gold Hill Bicentennial Celebration Details and Schedule

The Carolina Thunder Mugs

The Carolina Thunder Mugs
The Carolina Thunder Mugs will be set up with the Heritage Living Encampment at the Old Stone Jail

Additional music will be provided occasionally throughout the day, by The Carolina Thunder Mugs is a group of historians and Reenactors who has taken their love of history to music. We keep history alive thru song and verse. Our music ranges from the 1500s to 1900’s: Celtic, Folk, Fife and Drum, Mountain, Colonial, and more!!! Every performance is a step back into the past…HUZZAH!!!The Carolina Thunder Mugs will offer period music from the 1500’s to early 1900’s. Check out their Fan Page!

Everyone is welcome to join the event planning team. Let us know if you’re interested in helping out. The event is hosted by The Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation, Inc., The Gold Hill Historic Preservation Society, Inc., The Gold Hill Merchants Association, Gold Hill Village Methodist Church and the East Gold Hill Volunteer Fire Department.

Games and More Celebrating our Gold Hill Bicentennial Celebration

We’re excited to bring:
Stardust Cellars Ancestral Meadery of North Wilkesboro, NC, with Mead and Wines!
Uwharrie Vineyards and Winery of Albemarle, NC
New Sarum Brewing Co. Craft Beer of Salisbury, NC

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Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina