excitement can easily be found in the quiet Archdale-Trinity
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
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
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
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.
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,
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