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Annual Heritage Festival tractor parade gets rollin' Saturday

Organizers of the 9th Annual Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival will hold its yearly tractor parade Saturday at 8 a.m. when some of the county’s finest antique tractors will assemble behind Heritage House Furniture, formerly the old Lowes building, across from Halifax County High School.

 

After lining up, the tractors will head out on their annual ride at 9 a.m.

Tommy Epps, tractor parade organizer, says the tractors will parade through all area shopping centers from Centerville to Riverdale.

All area children’s church groups, baseball teams, scout troops and any other children’s groups are invited to ride along on the trailers.

A special treat is planned for all children at the Hupps Mill Plaza stop provided by Windmill Farms Bake Shop.

The Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival is scheduled May 4, 5, 6 at the Halifax County Fairgrounds.  Festival times are Friday from noon until 9 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The festival offers three full days of wholesome entertainment for families. Festival foods prepared by the Mt. Laurel, Bethel and Turbeville Ruritan Clubs will be available for purchase all weekend.

A line-up of local bluegrass and gospel music groups is scheduled to perform throughout the three-day event.

Festival attractions include games and activities for children featuring balloon artist Wade Hopkins.  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, classic cars and trucks and much more.

Admission is $5 per person per day for adults and children 12 years old and older.  Children under 12 will be admitted free. For more information, visit www.halifaxcountyheritagefestival.org.