- Last Updated on 08:42 AM 04/25/12
- BY Special to the Gazette
The 23rd Annual Historic Noland Village Country Fair Day is just around the corner, and it will be a great time to visit this restored historic village in the Providence community of Halifax County for a fun-filled day for visitors of all ages. There is always something for everyone to participate in and enjoy.
This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Noland Village is located at the intersection of Cole’s Ferry, Morton’s Ferry and Lake Conner Roads - just one mile from Conner Lake.
This quaint village is an ideal venue to relax and enjoy the ambience of yesteryear as villagers experienced it in the early 19th Century.
Visit the restored houses in the well-preserved village and the restored oldest Presbyterian Church in Halifax County located on site, which was constructed in 1830 and painstakingly maintained and listed on the Virginia Historic register.
In the village, visitors will find other structures of interest including the tavern named Prospect Ordinary that was constructed in 1789; the Afton Farm House that was built in 1732; the Robert Carr House that was built in 1840; and the restored Lacks Store which was built on the property in the early 1890s which in 1894 began serving as the Noland Post Office.
Other restored buildings are on site like the Baldwin House and the Blanks Irby House, which is a recreation of the 1840 home of Elysee and Ruth Irby Blanks.
Also included this year will be a children’s activity area that will be exciting for the little ones to visit.
Visitors can also enjoy food cooked on site, homemade desserts baked and donated by community members and live music throughout the day.
No admission is charged to attend.
Visitors can enjoy the antique tractor and machinery displays, the quarter scale tractors, classic and antique vehicles of all types, arts and crafts, and the much-anticipated annual antique tractor parade will be at 10:30 a.m.
Antique tractor and machinery owners as well as classic and antique car owners are welcome to display their equipment and cars on the lawn of the village.
Arts and crafts vendors, artisans, woodworkers and antique dealers are welcome to participate and are encouraged to make a donation of $10 for each vendor space.
All of these donations will go toward the upkeep and maintenance of the historic Halifax Church.