Every year, Matlock hosts the Old Timer's Historical Fair at the Mary M. Knight School campus. Admission is free. Here you can find fun for the whole family. Enjoy live music, delicious food (especially the amazing homemade pies!!!), historical displays, a variety of crafts and even an exhibit of an authentic Civil War-era military camp!
The fair celebrates Matlock heritage in timber industry, draft horses, early day machines and motors, blacksmithing, antique booths, kids activities, handcraft items, historical events, agricultural events, food, fire wood raffle, prizes, and live music.
Be sure to stop by the John Tornow Museum located at the event. This is the story an "Unsolved mystery," a century later. “Victim or Villain?” is the true story of events a century old. John Tornow lived in the Matlock area and his memory lives on in the museum open during the Fair. Other attractions include kids train rides, tractor pulls, plant and starter vegetable sale, crafts and antique booths, antique and classic cars, tractors and steam engines.
The Fair runs Saturday from 9:00 AM - 6:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM