An ambitious grounds improvement program of landscaping, paving, curbing and guttering was initiated in the early 1970's. Work was also begun on Heritage Circle, an area near the fairgrounds lake set aside to highlight the cultural history of the State. One of the first Heritage Circle projects was an authentic 18th century school house donated in 1975.

Outside area of Heritage Circle
At a glance  
Rental rate $500 per day for Pitzer Circle.

Building Amenities

  • Located near the Fairgrounds lake
  • Area includes a small covered stage and features numerous buildings (including a school, cabin, and blacksmith shop) depicting the cultural history of North Carolina. Access is limited to exterior areas unless additional arrangements are approved. The historical Lincolnville AME Church building (congregation formed in 1874) was relocated adjacent to the Pitzer Heritage Circle and is also available on a limited basis for rental.
  • Ideal for company outings, social events, festivals, or combined with the nearby Holshouser Building, the Gardens Area, Heritage Tobacco Pavilion with open fireplace, or with the Dent Cabin to create a larger venue. Call for additional information and availability.
  • Rental cost: $500 per day.