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Come celebrate fall with us at Yates Mill!

The beautiful weather is a hint that fall is approaching – and that means it’s time for Yates Mill’s annual Harvest Festival.

It’s happening next Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Our friends at Historic Yates Mill County Park have a day full of family fun planned, with traditional music, games and races, and hands-on displays of crafts and farming history.

Wake Co map by Fendol BeversYates Mill Associates will offer our monthly corn-grinding tours starting at 10 a.m. And we’ll also have our annual craft sale in the mill yard, as well as YMA merchandise including cornmeal, mugs and coasters, and the historic map of Wake County shown here. We’ll also sell fresh popcorn and Howling Cow ice cream at the park center for $1 per serving (bring singles or change to speed this purchase – no charge cards here!).

For information on shuttle parking and a full list of vendors, performers and activities, visit the park’s website.

Come out to Historic Yates Mill County Park this weekend and mill around with us!


Yates Mill Associates is solely responsible for the maintenance, repair and upkeep of Yates Mill. You can help us keep the wheel turning by making a secure online donation right here on our website, or by downloading a form to mail a check to us.

We can’t do it without you — thank you!



Yates Mill is a fully restored, circa-1756 gristmill located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is the centerpiece of Historic Yates Mill County Park, located in central Wake County. The mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the only restored, operational automatic mill in North Carolina and one of just a few in the country.

Yates Mill Associates Inc. is the guardian of this unique cultural and historic site. YMA was formed in 1989 to restore, preserve and operate the mill, and we are solely responsible for funding its upkeep and repair. Yates Mill Associates developed partnerships with Wake County and North Carolina State University, the mill owner and guardian, to develop a park around this significant relic. Today, this community resource also includes the A. E. Finley Center for Education and Research, and a 174-acre nature preserve.

Become a member today.

Yates Mill Associates
P.O. Box 10512
Raleigh NC 27605-0512

info@yatesmill.org