|2017 Halifax County Heritage & Antique Machinery Festival|
Bands and Musical Acts Performing
Kermit Wright invites everyone to the 14th Annual Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival at the Halifax County Fairgrounds for a weekend of music, food, fun and fellowship. The Festival kicks off Friday, May 5th at 12 noon and wraps up Sunday afternoon, May 7th at 5 pm.
Lawson Creek Grass is scheduled for a special concert Friday evening, May 5th. Sponsored by Burnett & Sneed/CPA, Doug Clark’s Furniture & Reproductions, House of Carpets and Slagle Logging, the concert will begin at 6:30 pm. Everyone attending is encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Kermit has a great line up of blue grass and gospel groups planned to entertain throughout the weekend. The schedule for Saturday, May 6th includes: High Grass from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm, followed by The Blue Grass Five beginning at 1:45 pm. Drake and Jason Holland, with special guest Kermit Wright, are scheduled to take stage at 3:30 pm. Nellie Zamora -Jones is up next from 4:15 pm until 4:45 pm, followed by Sarah and Russell Cook at 5:00 pm. The High Rock Ramblers round out the evening from 5:45 pm until 7:00 pm.
Kyle Martin and the Halifax Hillbillies get things started Sunday afternoon, May 7th from 2:00 pm until 3:15. The High Rock Ramblers are scheduled to wrap up the Festival with their performance beginning at 3:30 pm.
The 14th Annual Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival opens Friday, May 5 at 12 noon and will conclude Sunday, May 7 at 5 pm. Festival times are: Friday from 12 noon until 9 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm, and Sunday from 1 pm until 5 pm. Admission is $5.00 per day for adults and children 12 years old and older. Children under 12 will be admitted free.
The Festival offers three full days of wholesome entertainment for families with delicious festival foods prepared by the Ruritan Clubs of Halifax County available for purchase all weekend.
For the first time the Halifax County Junior Livestock Show will be held at the Heritage Festival. The show is scheduled for Friday, May 5 at 2 pm and will feature as many as 30 local youth showing nearly 40 animals including cows, pigs, lambs, goats and rabbits. The animals will be on exhibit in the Livestock Building all weekend.
A big truck Mud Bog competition is also planned for Friday evening beginning at 7 PM. Registration for the event begins at 5 PM. Anyone with questions about the Mud Bog should call Charles Slagle at 434-579-3083.
Festival attractions include old-fashioned, kid-friendly 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, panning for gold, as well as a balloon artist, and much more.
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 Classic Cars Cruise In sponsored by the Tinker Car Club, vintage stock cars, Model A Fords, and much more.
Other vendors and craft dealers will be set-up in the Exhibit Hall offering jewelry, glassware, antiques and more. The Virginia Cooperative Extension Service will again this year exhibit a quail egg hatchery which has been very popular for the past several years. This year’s exhibit will feature the “Bob White.”
The Heritage Festival and South Boston Speedway have joined forces to create excitement and save race fans and festival attendees a lot of money. South Boston Speedway is offering $5.00 off the general admission ticket price to anyone who presents a wristband from Saturday’s (May 6th) Heritage Festival. And the Heritage Festival is offering $2.00 off admission to the Festival Sunday, May 7 to anyone presenting a ticket stub from Saturday night’s (May 6th) racing events at the South Boston Speedway.
More information about the 14th Annual Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival is available online at halifaxcountyheritagefestival.org.
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