Now celebrating its 31st Anniversary, Hillsborough Hogg Day offers family fun, good food, live music, crafters, merchandise vendors, games and rides, and a classic auto show.
In 2013, Hogg Day will undergo a number of changes, starting with — its NAME! You may have noticed that there’s an extra “g” involved. The Hogg Day Committee wishes to incorporate some of Hillsborough’s great history, including as one of North Carolina’s three Colonial capitals, by renaming its biggest event to honor James Hogg. Mr. Hogg was a merchant who left his native Scotland in 1774, moved to North Carolina, and became a partner in the Transylvania Company, a Trustee of the University of North Carolina and a leader in patriot activity as a member of the Hillsborough Safety Committee. His home was located near River Park, the Hogg Day site, and his grave is two blocks in the other direction!
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