At Red Hound Farms, we offer you a chance to step into local history with a real working farm and enjoyable activities. Our farm is named for Wilburn “Red” Eugene Fishel, who was born on May 25, 1929 on a 25-acre farm near West Clemmonsville Rd in Forsyth County. He was the youngest of three children and started contributing to the family as a young boy by raising rabbits to sell as well as hauling cattle. His father, Clarence Fishel, even picked him up from school every Tuesday after lunch to go to work at the Greensboro Livestock Market.
Clarence leased a piece of land in Davidson County, and when Wilburn was eighteen, that land became available for purchase. Wilburn bought his first tract of land, around 32 acres, from the estate of Hallie Joisebell Hege Fishel on June 15, 1949 for $650. This land would be the main bottom of Wilburn’s farm. Later, Clarence would often visit this property for a few moments of peaceful retreat into nature. Over the years, more acres and tracts of land were purchased until the farm became the 160 acre farm that it remains to this day. When the farm was growing, it took a large community of loved ones to help keep the farm running successfully. It is this love of farming and the community that is still present on our farm today in Clemmons, North Carolina.
In the present day, our farm bears the name of the man who founded it over 70 years ago, and is now home to geese, ducks, cows, dogs, and a host of other animals. We continue to love to share our farm with the community and offer a host of different activities from feeding the animals to getting lost in our yearly corn maze. We would love to show you the diversity of plants and animals that our farm has and encourage you to contact us today for family-friendly fun.