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Hi Grass to perform at Heritage Fest

Hi Grass will perform at the Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival slated for the first weekend in May at the Halifax County Fairgrounds in South Boston.  

Hi Grass is a traditional bluegrass band and has performed for years around the community for fundraisers, churches and many other events.   

Performing a variety of music bluegrass-style, their blend of perfect harmonies and driving instrumentation make Hi Grass a bluegrass band that is setting the trend for up-tempo contemporary and old time string music.  

Band members include Harvey Driggs on banjo and vocals, Ida Driggs guitar and vocals, Frieda Penzer on dobro and vocals, Patricia McBride on bass and Roger Dunn on guitar and other instruments.    

Hi Grass will take center stage at the Heritage Festival Saturday, May 4.  

Other bluegrass and gospel groups will be performing throughout the three-day festival, and everyone is invited to come out for a full weekend of fun and wholesome family entertainment.   

The Heritage Festival Committee will feature International Harvester/Farmall tractors at the 10th Annual Festival.  Whether in original condition, partially restored, or fully restored, all International Harvester/Farmall owners are encouraged to display their tractors and implements during the three day event.   

For more information about the I-H/Farmall display, call Wayne or Elizabeth Smith at 434-572-8166.

Other featured attractions include displays of antique tractors, cars and trucks, along with antique farm equipment demonstrations, hit and miss engines, antique tools, a mining exhibit, tractor pulls, a quarter scale tractor pull, equestrian events, vendors, crafts, children’s games, great food and lots more.  

10th anniversary cake cutting celebration is planned for noon Saturday, May 4.   

Admission is $5 per day for adults and children 12 years old and older.  Children under 12 will be admitted free.  

Festival times are Friday, May 3, from noon until 9 p.m.; Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.; and Sunday, May 5, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  

More information is available online at