Rural Hill

Find your favorite Charlotte-area breweries at Rural Hill festival

HUNTERSVILLE – After the grand return of the Loch Norman Highland Games last month, another Rural Hill showcase returns Friday and Saturday, May 6-7, in the N.C. Brewers and Music Festival. The two-day event begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday with music from the Larry Keel Experience to kick off nine bands throughout the weekend. The Steeldrivers will close things out […]

Mimosas, craft beer served at historic Sunday brunch

HUNTERSVILLE – Scenic surroundings with historic character are on the menu for a spring brunch event this weekend at Historic Rural Hill. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, the centuries old working farm and events venue off Neck Road will host a Sunday Brunch Food Truck Rally. Mimosas along with craft beer will be available as […]

Highland Games set to return to Huntersville this spring after long hiatus


HUNTERSVILLE – The full-force return of a festival with deep roots in the region is set for the second weekend in April at Historic Rural Hill. The 28th annual Loch Norman Highland Games will be held April 9 and 10 at the historic working farm and venue on Neck Road. Gates will open to the public at 8 a.m. each […]

Celebration of North Carolina beer, music returns to Huntersville

HUNTERSVILLE – The long-awaited, pandemic-postponed 10th anniversary of the North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival will be held May 6-7 at Historic Rural Hill on Neck Road. Early-bird tickets are available now for the foot-stomping, finger-licking festival pairing live music with craft beer and community fund. Featured musical guests will include Grammy-winning bluegrass mainstays The Steeldrivers, English-born Americana trailblazer Jade […]

Where will the Alexander tenant house find a home?


CORNELIUS – In a county not particularly known for preserving the past, one Cornelius structure has the chance to be saved before hard-charging development takes its place. The J. Wilson Alexander Farm’s tenant house is not the most impressive building on the Alexander Farm property that borders West Catawba Avenue and Westmoreland Road. Unlike the two-story, white farm house, it […]

Here are three activities around Lake Norman to celebrate the new year

1. One final night out on Main Street in 2021 The Mooresville Downtown Commission wants to remind the community of New Year’s Eve events planned at several Main Street businesses. Reservations are required at Epic Chophouse, while Murto Made Distillery will be holding its grand opening, On Tap will host a classic and casual pajama party for those 21 and […]

Huntersville makes financial commitments to local nonprofits


HUNTERSVILLE – In a pre-meeting session Sept. 7 reviewing items budgeted for the current fiscal year, town commissioners finalized municipal commitments to support nonprofit organizations providing services for Huntersville residents. In the FY22 budget, funding for multiple nonprofits was included, but a lingering unknown was whether federal money committed to the town through the coronavirus-triggered American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) […]

High school juniors join Chamber’s leadership training program

HUNTERSVILLE – Students from five area high schools have been selected as participants in the 11th class of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce’s Junior Leadership program. The 20 students – representing Hough, Lake Norman, Lake Norman Charter, Community School of Davidson and Cannon School – have begun the seven-month “Leadership Lake Norman” program that is administered by the chamber and coordinated […]

Blues-based rocker coming to Rural Hill


Mike Zito is excited to see his audiences up close and in person again. The Texas-based blues-rock guitarist will make Rural Hill a stop on his 2021 tour June 11, as the Huntersville farm’s “pod-based” performances have taken the place of the usual packed schedule of spring festivals. Though the state’s restrictions have been mostly loosened, up to two tickets […]

‘Amazing’ fall moments remain at historic Huntersville farm


HUNTERSVILLE – There are a few weeks left in this year’s opportunity to test your navigation and puzzle-solving skills at the Amazing Maize Maze at Historic Rural Hill. A network of paths – with one route providing the proper path toward discovery of a Celtic fortune – meanders through a 7-acre crop of head-high corn at the historic working farm […]