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The Perfect Outlander-Inspired Event For History Fans!

Fraser’s Ridge Homecoming is the perfect event for the history-loving Outlander fan.  With historically accurate workshops, presentations, living history groups and more, you will be taken back in time to Jamie & Claire’s home on The Ridge.

Over the course of four days, 18th-century North Carolina history will be presented to you in a way that will engage all five of your senses. Colonial cooking, campfire stories, colonial tea parties, hawk & knife throwing, traditional music and dancing of the Cherokee, mead making, musket firing, edible & medicinal plant walks, animal tracking, discussions with an 18th-century physician, mule and wagon rides, and living history encampments are only just a few of the things you will experience at the Homecoming. Your sixth sense might even be engaged with a ghost walk or two. The Homecoming will leave you with a much better appreciation for what the backcountry pioneers of the 18th century had to do to live and survive plus it will incorporate Jamie & Claire’s North Carolina story with the real history of the time. 

Come home October 14 – 17, 2021, to see for yourself! We’re waiting for you!!

Our Outlander Cast Members

Travel Thru Time To Castle Leoch

Welcome Home,
Annette Badland!
(Mrs. Fitz)

Annette Badland is an award winning actress, nominated for an Olivier for Sadie in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. She is known for her roles in Eastenders, Dr Who, Outlander, Bergerac and Cutting It. Theatre work includes The Globe, Sir Peter Hall's Company, RSC, National Theatre, Royal Court, Cheek by Jowl and The Almeida as well as The Royal Exchange, Manchester where she won critical acclaim as Madame Arcarti in Blithe Spirit. Films include: The Man Who Invented Christmas, Terence Davies', A Quiet Passion, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Twenty Four Seven, Jabberwocky and Little Voice. On Radio 4 she plays horrid Hazel in The Archers!

Welcome Home,
Gary Lewis!
(Colum MacKenzie)

Gary Lewis is an award winning actor, receiving the Best Actor nod from the Gijon International Film Festival for his performance in Orphans, a BAFTA nomination for Best Performance by an Actor In a Supporting Role for his performance in Billy Elliot, for which film performance he was also nominated by the London Critics Circle Film Award for Best Actor of the Year. In addition, he won a Satellite TV Award in 2017 for Best TV Ensemble for Outlander. He is also known for his roles in films such as as Gangs of New York, Eragon and Three and Out, as well as major roles in the television docudrama Supervalcano and as Colum MacKenzie in the Starz series Outlander.

Welcome Home,
Graham McTavish!
(Dougal MacKenzie)

Graham McTavish is a Scottish television, and film actor best known for his roles as Dougal MacKenzie in the popular TV series "Outlander" (2014-20), as Dwalin in the "The Hobbit" trilogy by Peter Jackson (2012-14) as well as the Saint of Killers in AMC's series "Preacher" based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's cult comic book series (2016 onwards). He also starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in "Rambo" (2008) and "Creed" (2015), making him the only actor to perform opposite Rocky AND Rambo. He is also known for his roles in numerous other TV shows and movies including "Red Dwarf" (1998), "24" (2009), "Rome" (2004), "The Finest Hours" (2015) and "Colombiana" (2011). As well as extensive theatre work throughout the UK including The Royal Court and The Royal National Theatre, he is well known for his voice work on games and animated TV, including "Uncharted 2, 3, and 4", "Call of Duty", "Dante's Inferno", Loki in "Hulk v Thor" and "The Avengers", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Kung Fu Panda".

Our History Experts

Travel Thru Time To 18th-Century North Carolina

Bringing 18th Century History Straight To You!

Clint Byers

✓Hawk & Knife Throwing
✓Making A Hammered Copper Bracelet or Brooch

Joe Candillo

✓ Enchanted Wilderness Walk
✓Native American Animal Tracking
✓Leather Working

Jeremiah DeGennaro

✓Truth Vs. Fiction: The Regulators & The Battle of Alamance

Judi Fleming

✓Gourds & Gourd Weaving

Renée Frost

✓Bees & Beekeeping

Nancy Gaines

✓Wool Waulking
✓Button Making

Chris Grimes

✓Tincture Making
✓Lessons From An 18th Century Physician

The Linen Agency

✓Colonial Tea Party
✓Laundry With A Camp Follower

Kerry Maserik

✓Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk
✓Salve Making
✓Natural Dye Workshop

Erin Lawrimore
Richard Cox

✓18th Century NC Taverns & Brews

Dawn Mathews

✓Goat Cheese Making
✓Mead Making

Steve Mathews

✓Meat Canning
✓Muzzle Loading Shooting

Kim Picton

✓Goat Cheese Making
✓Mead Making

Jack Pressley

✓Scottish Country Dancing

Janet Pyatt

✓Dressing The BackCountry
✓18th Century Clothing

Terry Ramsbotham

✓Open Fire Cooking

Madison Shepherd

✓Flat Foot Dancing

Traci Thompson

✓Discover Your Roots

Kelly Weatherly-Sinclair

✓Sew Your Own 18th Century Pocket

RG Absher

✓Ghosts of Wilkes County & Beyond

Fraser's Ridge Homecoming 2019

FRH Homecoming Logo (5)

Highlights From Day 1

Highlights From Day 2

Highlights From Days 3 & 4

What our attendees say

Homecoming Venue

Leatherwood Mountains Resort