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TOURISM

Fun and excitement can easily be found in the quiet Archdale-Trinity region.

The Archdale-Trinity community has plenty of accommodations for visitors – with six hotels – and the I-85 and I-74 corridors provide easy access to the area's numerous attractions. I-74 will connect Detroit and Charleston and I-85 is a major north-south corridor and will bring visitors right through the heart of these communities.

The annual Bush Hill Heritage Festival celebrates what makes the Archdale-Trinity area a great place – a close-knit community atmosphere. Locals are among the 25,000 attendees who help celebrate the founding of Archdale, as they mingle and catch up with neighbors and friends. Over 230 crafts, food and other vendors attend the festival, held downtown each year on the second Saturday of September. Whether your eye is set on the usual or the unique, these vendors are sure to please. Handmade crafts, dolls, wooden toys and pottery are featured each year. Parents needn't worry about what to do with the kids during this day-long festival. The Bush Hill Heritage Festival provides a secure children's area, complete with puppets, bungee jumps, amusements, entertainment, pony rides, face painting and other kid's attractions.

The Bush Hill 5-K Run, Walk & Talk, sponsored by the Carl & Linda Grubb Family YMCA, is associated with the festival and is structured to accommodate athletes of all skill-levels.

A Jack Frost Soccer Tournament also sponsored by the Carl & Linda Grubb Family YMCA and offers area and regional soccer enthusiasts a venue for winter play.

Jerome Davis, a 1995 World Bull Riding Champion, hosts the Jerome Davis Professional Bull Riders Invitational, a two-day bull riding competition held in August at the Davis Farm Ranch. World champion bull riders from around the world come to Archdale for some of the best bull riding action ever seen. Davis offers youth competitive and training events throughout the year.

In the Spring, Friends of Trinity provides community residents the opportunity to step back in time with a Civil War re-enactment that depicts the final surrender of Gen. William Hardee at Trinity College. Visitors may tour a field hospital and experience soldier life with a stroll through the Civil War encampment. Friends of Trinity also hosts a Chili Cook-off and Classic Car Show in the fall to bring a taste of autumn to the community, where friends and neighbors can enjoy fine weather, fun and food.

Kersey Valley Attractions’ Maize Adventure offers an incredible activity to stimulate the imagination while encouraging team work. The 10-acre corn maze provides fellowship and entertainment as well as an educational atmosphere. A new themed maze is offered each year. Opened in the spring of 2011, the Kersey Valley Zip Line, one of the premier courses in the country, takes voyagers across 14 sky towers, over 1.5 miles, above the corn maze and nearby woods.

The opening of Zimmerman Vineyards has added a unique tourism venue for the Triad. Located on 100+ acres in Trinity, the vineyard features a family-owned and operated vineyard, tasting room and outside venues for special events, with breathtaking vistas of Caraway Mountains and the Uwharrie River.

Linbrook Heritage Estate in Trinity features three attractions on the personal property of Jerry and Linda Neal. Linbrook Hall, located on a hill in view of America's oldest mountain range, the Uwharrie Mountains, is one of the largest homes in the southeastern United States with more than 60 rooms. The home contains architectural details found in many 18th century homes and showcases antiques from around the world. Visitors can relive Randolph County farm life from 1905-1944 at the Neal Farm's Hoover House, and through docent-guided tours, visitors will see the house and learn about the Hoovers, descendants of President Herbert Hoover, and their daily lives. Lovingly restored to its original appearance, many of Edd Hoover's hand built tools and early farm equipment are on display. View rare John Deere tractors and collectibles at the Neal John Deere Tractor & Industrial Museum featuring Hi-Crop and orchard models, restored to like-new condition and periodically operated in field demonstrations on Linbrook Heritage Estate. This demonstration includes a 1926 return tube boiler used in conjunction with an1890s steam engine to produce electrical power for other exhibits including an early 20th century sawmill and sugar cane mill.

The McCulloch Foundation in nearby Jamestown hosts the Historic McCulloch Gold Mill Tours at the McCulloch Gold Mill. The castle located on the grounds was built as a gold refinery in 1832 and is an authentic medieval castle, which is currently used for large events, including weddings.

Walk from Africa’s grasslands to North America’s Arctic coast and learn how the North Carolina Zoo works to conserve and protect wild things and wild places as you discover more than 1,100 animals, 40,000 plants, and an extensive outdoor art collection situated along five miles of shaded pathways.

   
Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce
213 Balfour Drive Archdale, NC 27263
336-434-2073 Fax: 336-431-5845
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