Bring your holiday gift list to Yates Mill!

Holiday sale flier

All the details on our sale. Click for a printable version.

The holidays are getting close, and Yates Mill Associates is ready to help you make the season merry!

Come to our annual holiday sale to pick up crafts, souvenirs, cookbooks and all the cornmeal you can carry. Join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Historic Yates Mill County Park.

We’ll have plenty of yellow and white cornmeal ground on Yates Mill’s stones. You can buy some for your Thanksgiving recipes and stock up for Christmas gifts. You’re welcome to order your cornmeal ahead of time by sending an email to Just tell us how many bags you’d like of white or yellow cornmeal and we’ll have them ready for pickup.

We’ll have an array of gifts including crafts handmade by YMA’s talented volunteers; Yates Mill souvenir mugs, T-shirts, hats and more; and cookbooks to inspire your cornmeal cuisine. You can pay by cash, check or charge card. Remember, all proceeds help us pay for mill maintenance and operation.

Nov. 21 and 22 will also be our last weekend of corn-grinding tours at Yates Mill before we close down for the winter, so stop by the mill for a peek inside as we prepare our winter’s store of meal.

But don’t get the blues – we’ve got more seasonal fun in store!

On Friday,┬áDec. 4, at 6 p.m., we’ll join our friends at Raleigh Brewing Co. (3709 Neil St.) as they celebrate the release of their imperial stout, Miller’s Toll. Like all RBC’s beers, this award-winning brew is named in honor of a bit of local history: the “miller’s toll” is the price that a gristmill could charge for grinding grain, as mandated by North Carolina state law.

On Saturday,┬áDec. 5, we’ll be back at the park to welcome Santa Claus, who will again join us inside Yates Mill to take pictures with all good girls and boys! Keep an eye on your email and our website for more details on this event.

We hope you’ll join our celebrations!


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