Top five things to see and do in Flat Rock, USA
Visit the Carl Sandburg House
Carl Sandburg was an American poet, historian, author and lecturer. He spent his last 22 years here in Flat Rock, NC. His 264 acres of land today is a National Historic Sight. There are many trails around the property to take in the beauitiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Mrs. Sandburg also operated the Chickaming Goat Dairy where she bred champoin goats to improve their milk producttion. There were over 200 goats on the property at onc time, but now there are around 22 for your veiwing, smelling and petting pleasure.
Flat Rock Village Bakery
My mouth waters just from thinking of this place. There is a little room in the back of the Wrinkled Egg with mosaic tables and a little opening to place your order. From there, you can witness the crew baking away, kneading bread, preparing fresh brick oven baked pizza. Their 3-cheese bread is something you just CANNOT pass up. Hand shaped loaves folliong the European baking traditions and purest ingredients available.
Back Room Wine Shoppe
During the day it is a wine shop offering an extensive array of wine. In the evenings the other side bursts with live music and the best wine and beer selection in the area. Food is also available while you sip your drink and listen to the quirky line up of jazz, blues and folk music. My personal favorite is open mic night where I have seen a man play a saw.
Cute, colorful little store packed full of quirky odds and ends. They offer custom care packages for campers that parents can build up online and have sent to their children at summer camp (there are LOTS in the area), college and more. There are also two bunnies in one of the rooms for your veiwing, smelling and petting pleasure.
Flat Rock Playhouse
The Flat Rock Playhouse was founded in 1952 by Robroy Farquhar and his Company of Vagabond Players. Initially, it began as just a few weeks of summer performances and now puts on ten long running shows each year. It is listed as one of the “top Ten Theaters in the Country” It is also beautifully historic inside and out. The main stage looks a lot like a barn, going back to the first performances by the Vagabond Players who started out performing in a barn.