2017 Halifax County Heritage & Antique Machinery Festival



Get ready for some mud slinging action Friday evening, May 5 at the Halifax County Fairgrounds as the Heritage Festival and Sign Rock Mud Bog presents the Annual Mud Bog. 

The competition for serious mud bogging trucks is set to begin at 7 PM with registration beginning at 5 PM.    


General admission charge to the Heritage Festival is required for all Mud Bog spectators.  For more information about the Mug Bog, contact Charles Slagle at 434-579-3083. 

The 14th Annual Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival will be held at the Halifax County Fairgrounds May 5th through 7th.   Festival times are Friday from 12 noon until 9 pm; Saturday from 9 is to 9 pm and Sunday from 1 pm until 5 pm. 

Admission is $5.00 for adults and children 12 years old and older.  Children under 12 years old are admitted free of charge.

The festival offers three full days of wholesome entertainment for families.  Delicious festival foods prepared by the Ruritan Clubs of Halifax County will be available for purchase all weekend. 

A great line-up of local bluegrass and gospel music bands is also planned for the weekend including a special concert Friday evening featuring Lawson Creek Grass.  The concert, sponsored by Burnett & Sneed/CPA, Doug Clark’s Furniture & Reproductions, House of Carpets and Slagle Logging, begins at 6:30 on the stage along the Midway.  Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs. 

            Festival attractions include games and activities for children such as: pedal pull tractor races, saw-dust treasure hunts, a chance to milk Bessie the Cow, rides on the little barrel train, rope making, balloon character artist, panning for gold and many other old-fashioned, kid-friendly activities. 

Boy Scouts Troop 497, sponsored by Main Street United Methodist Church, will be on hand demonstrating how to set-up a campsite, how to start a fire, and how to cook a meal around a camp fire.  The scouts and their leader, Barry Thompson will also demonstrate safety and general survival skills, and tell about their adventures on camping trips and summer camps.       

 Antique tractors, machinery and tool exhibits will be on display, along with arts and craft vendors with many interesting items for purchase. 

The Midway section of the Fairgrounds will be filled with exhibits and demonstrations such as: hit and miss engines, saw mill demonstrations, cider making, shingle making, rope making, a Cruise In sponsored by the Tinkers Car Club,  vintage stock cars, Model A Fords, and much more. 

Visit the website at halifaxcountyheritagefestival.org for more information. 


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