Homowo Heritage Festival

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Forsyth Cooperative Extension


Homowo Heritage FestivalSaturday, October 14, 201710:00 am - 3:00 pmSt. Philips Heritage Center
(911 South Church Street)
The Homowo Heritage Festival is a celebration of African American foodways and culture.  It includes food tastings of authentic Ghanaian, Liberian and African American Soul Food, African storytelling, African drumming, dancing, hands-on activities such as okra painting, games and displays.  The Environmental Ownership Committee of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s Phi Omega Chapter will coordinate community garden groups to prepare a dish for the food tasting. Earl Ijames, curator with North Carolina Museum of History, will give a talk on From Africa to America to Your Plate.
Homowo (hō ΄- mō – wă) is a word from Ghana, West Africa which means “hooting at hunger.”  Old Salem’s African American seed collection is named for this.  We invite you to view our Homowo Harvest Collection.

Activities are included with an Old Salem Museums & Gardens tour ticket.

Begin your visit at the Old Salem Visitor Center (900 Old Salem Road) where you can enjoy a free orientation video and free parking.

Click to learn more about African American Heritage in Old Salem