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Sign of the season: Tractors sought for Farmers Day parade

SoVaNow.com / August 07, 2013


Farm life is the backbone of Mecklenburg County’s heritage. To celebrate our agrarian roots, South Hill will host the 14th annual Farmers Day on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the R. T. Arnold Library parking lot in town.

The South Hill Revitalization Committee, host of the event, will be giving away 10 door prizes to owners of antique tractors (pre 1970 models) that will be entered in the Farmers Day Tractor Parade. “The People’s Choice Cash Award” will be presented for the tractor voted by the public as best in the parade.

Participating tractors will line up at the parking lot of the Lake Country Advance Knowledge Center in time for the parade start at 10 a.m. If you have a tractor that you would like to enter in the Farmers Day Tractor Parade, please be sure to contact the South Hill Chamber of Commerce for an application at 434-447-4547.

Tractors that are sought for the parade include: old tractors pre-1970 models, any tractor after 1970, tractors pulling old farm trailers and old equipment or horse or mules pulling buggies or wagons. There is no fee to enter the tractor parade.

Farmers Day festivities will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. with country arts and crafts, old fashioned fun and games, food vendors, a petting zoo, live bluegrass music from Homegrown Bluegrass, and much more. All events are hosted by South Hill Revitalization Committee with sponsorships provided by the Taylor-Wright Farm and Harris-Wesley (McDonalds).

All vendor booth spaces at the R. T. Arnold Library parking lot will be 11 feet by 11 feet and for rent for $25.00 each, payable in advance.

So be sure to call 434-447-4547 or stop by 201 S. Mecklenburg for more information on how you can bring a bit of farming history to downtown South Hill on October 5.

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