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Roastin on the Ridge
Saturday, November 26, 2022
12:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Tickets $50
Oysters, chicken gumbo, beer and wine


Like the birds, we are always careful to build a stong nest and we are looking for the best materials to build our nest with. nest.jpgThat's why we appreciate donations year around. You don't have to wait for a special holiday, we will always carefully nurture and protect your investment in FENCE so it will continue to grow and serve its mission now and into the future. Thank You!

FENCE Nature Center

FENCE offers 384 acres of hardwood forest, meadow, and wetland for hikers, birdwatchers, gardeners, astronomers. Our entire property is protected by a conservation easement, so it will always be available for future generations. During the school year, some eight thousand elementary and junior high school students join our Project FENCE natural history curriculum.


FENCE is proud to offer TROT, a therapeutic riding program teaching horsemanship skills to adults and children with physical, developmental and cognitive challenges in a safe, friendly and supportive environment.

FENCE Equestrian Center

The FENCE Equestrian Center has gained a reputation as one of the finest facilities of its kind in the Southeast. With permanent stabling for over 300 horses in eleven barns, all-weather footing in three lighted showrings (including a covered arena), on-site parking and spectator seating, the Equestrian Center hosts events in all disciplines year-round.

Upcoming Events
NBHA Barrel racing Dec 10, 2022 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

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Holiday concert with Blue Ridge Ringers The Blue Ridge Ringers, a regional hand bell ensemble, will present a concert of "Rings & Rhythms of the Season". This is a wonderful and diverse selection of music to get you into the spirit of the season. Come and enjoy at FENCE on Sunday, December 18th at 4:00 PM. Dec 18, 2022 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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FENCE Closed Dec 19, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

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Recent News
Hiking trails : Our FENCE trails have amazing volunteers and staff that keep them safe and beautiful with the passing of storms and outbreaks of invasive plants. The upkeep is made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation. Read more…
Special Appreciation to Kirby Endowment Fund : A special thank you to Dave Kirby Endowment Fund at the Polk County Community Foundation for keeping our log cabin viable. The cabin will be getting a new porch and new displays for all the community to enjoy. We look forward to this project being completed in Spring 2023. Read more…
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