2019 Halifax County Heritage & Antique Machinery Festival


The 16th Annual Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival is shaping up to be one of the best yet with tractor pulls, quarter scale pulls, mud bogs, and toe-tapping gospel and bluegrass music.  A Classic Cars Cruise In presented by the Tinkers Car Club of South Boston is planned as well as an impressive display of vintage stock cars and Model A’s, many interesting farm machinery demonstrations, great activities and games for the children, many arts and crafts vendors, and some of the most mouth-watering, delicious festival foods around.

Among the returning exhibitors is professional wheelwright, Thomas Tucker of Locust, NC who will demonstrate the craft of woodworking from the 1800’s by making intricate pieces of woodwork using a simple woodturning lathe he handcrafted himself.  Tucker will be located along the Mid-way near the Exhibit Hall underneath a big white tent displaying his handmade walking sticks, wooden buckets and funeral caskets.  Look for him to be wearing his signature black hat with a turkey feather!

Back by popular demand is Carl Pletcher of Altoona, Alabama with his “cut away” tractor.   Pletcher plans to return this year to show off his 1945 Ford 2N tractor that he cut in half and meticulously restored showcasing each internal part.  Pletcher’s “cut away” tractor will be on display in the Exhibit Hall.

Many other features and attractions are all a part of the 16th Annual Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival May 3rd and 4th at the Halifax County Fairgrounds. 

The Festival is a two-day event beginning Friday, May 3rd at 9:00 am concluding Saturday, May 4th at 9:00 pm.  Festival times are 9:00 am to 9:00 pm each day.  Admission is $7.00 per day for adults and children 12 years old or older.  Children under 12 will be admitted free of charge.  Special two-day tickets will be available for purchase on Friday for $10.00 each.  Anyone purchasing a two-day ticket Friday, May 3rd will be admitted without charge Saturday, May 4th. 

Visit www.halifaxcountyheritagfestival.org for more information and updated schedules when finalized.     

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