Halifax County Heritage & Antique Machinery Festival
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Halifax County Heritage Festival Committee is geared up and ready for the Annual
Tractor Parade around town Saturday, April 27.
Some of the county’s finest antique tractors, along with
some shiny new ones, will assemble behind Heritage House Furniture across from
tractors will parade through area shopping centers from
Route and Tentative Schedule:
at Heritage House Furniture for parade line-up.
will travel through the parking lot of Wal-Mart to Lowes parking lot.
The tractors will then parade onto
will park in front of 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.
Tommy Epps reminds everyone, “These
times are estimates only since you never know if any tractors will break down
along the way.”
County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival is scheduled the first weekend in
May at the Halifax County Fairgrounds. Festival
times are Friday, May 3rd from
and Saturday, May 4th from
The Festival offers two full days of wholesome entertainment for families
with delicious festival foods prepared by Ruritan Club member, Lions Club
A Tractor Pull is planned for Saturday at
followed by a Quarter Scale Tractor Pull at
Games, presented by Robert and Sue Gregory of
The Midway section of the Fairgrounds will be filled with exhibits and
demonstrations such as: hit and miss engines, saw mill demonstrations,
blacksmithing, cider making, shingle making, rope making, hay baling and more.
A Classic Cars Cruz- In, sponsored by the Tinker Car Club of South
Boston, will be a featured attraction as well as an impressive display of
vintage stock cars and Model A Fords.
vendors and craft dealers will be set-up in the Exhibit Hall offering jewelry,
glassware, antiques, and more. Other
vendors will be set-up outside offering many unique items.
Other interesting exhibits will also be on display in the Exhibit Hall
including model cars.
Virginia Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a mobile dairy classroom
presentation Friday and will also display a quail egg hatchery in the Exhibit
old-fashioned, kid-friendly games and activities are planned for the children.
From pedal pull tractor races, saw-dust treasure hunts, rides on the
little barrel train, rope making, to the ever-popular corn box.
Wright has a great line up of local blue grass and gospel music groups who will
be performing throughout the weekend. Mark
Francisco is also planning a thrilling fly-over demonstration of his model
to the Heritage Festival 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 3rd for $10.00 each.
Anyone purchasing a two-day ticket will be admitted free of charge
Saturday, May 4th. For
more information and schedules, visit www.halifaxcountyheritagefestival.org.
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