Halifax County Heritage & Antique Machinery Festival
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Halifax County Heritage Festival Committee is geared up and ready for the Annual
Tractor Parade around town Saturday, April 28.
Some of the county’s finest antique tractors, along with
some shiny new ones, will assemble behind Heritage House Furniture, (formerly
the old Lowes building across from
tractors will parade through area shopping centers from
Route and Tentative Schedule:
at Heritage House Furniture for parade line-up.
begins and tractors will travel through the parking lot of Wal-Mart to Lowes
parking lot by way of the access road behind Dollar Tree.
The tractors will then parade onto
will park in front of the Windmill Farm Bake Shop.
New riders may board People Haulers at this stop.
will travel through Downtown South Boston turning left onto
arrive back at
am – Tractors will travel North on
Highway 501 to Halifax Square Shopping Center and park in front of Italian
Delight and Tractor Supply.
Some tractors will parade on to
will travel back to Heritage House Furniture.
reminds everyone, “These times are estimates only since you never know if any
tractors will break down along the way.”
The Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival is scheduled the
first weekend in May at the Halifax County Fairgrounds.
A two-day festival this year, times are Friday, May 4th from
and Saturday, May 5th from
The Festival offers two full days of wholesome entertainment for families with
delicious festival foods prepared by the Ruritan Clubs of
The Halifax County Junior Livestock Show will be held at the Heritage Festival
Friday, May 4th beginning at
animals will be on exhibit in the
A big truck Mud Bog competition is planned for Friday evening beginning at
for competitors begins at
Tractor Pull is planned for Saturday at
Quarter Scale Tractor Pull begins at
One of the main features this year is the Grand Opening of the Grist Mill built
by members of the Heritage Festival Committee with donations from many area
businesses. Construction on the mill
began in February 2017 and is now a permanent working exhibit at the Heritage
Festival. The Grand Opening ceremony
is scheduled Saturday, May 5th at
Wright has a great line-up of local bluegrass and gospel music groups planned
for Saturday including High Grass, Nellie Zamora and others.
A special concert featuring Lawson Creek Grass, sponsored by Burnett
& Sneed/CPA, Doug Clark’s Furniture & Reproductions, House of Carpets
and Slagle Logging, is planned for Saturday evening beginning at
concert will be held on stage along the Midway area and everyone is encouraged
to bring lawn chairs.
attractions include exhibits of antique tractors, machinery and tools, working
farm exhibits, along with vendor displays with many interesting items for
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 Cruz- In sponsored by the
Tinker Car Club of South Boston, vintage stock cars, Model A Fords, and much
vendors and craft dealers will be set-up in the Exhibit Hall offering jewelry,
glassware, antiques and more.
Virginia Cooperative Extension Service will also display a quail egg hatchery in
the Exhibit Hall. This has been a
very popular exhibit for the past several years.
other old-fashioned, kid-friendly games and activities are planned for the
children. From pedal pull tractor
races, saw-dust treasure hunts, to rides on the little barrel train, rope
making, a chance to milk Bessie the Cow, and the ever-popular corn box.
Admission is $7.00 per person per day for adults and children 12 years old and older. Children under 12 will be admitted free. Special two-day tickets will be available for purchase Friday, May 4th for $10.00 each. Anyone purchasing a two-day ticket will be admitted free of charge Saturday, May 5th. For more information and schedules, visit www.halifaxcountyheritagefestival.org.
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