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Heritage Festival not just for guys

If you think the Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival is just for guys because it features so many attractions that appeal to men, you are partly right.      

However, in addition to all the attractions the guys enjoy like displays of antique tractors and other farm equipment, classic cars and trucks, antique cars and old stock cars, hit and miss engines, as well as tractor pulls and quarter scale tractor pulls, the festival also features a huge variety of very interesting exhibits and displays for women, too.

Craft dealers and vendors with items such as jewelry, useful Tupperware containers, along with wooden craft items, candles, furniture, antique tools, books, handbags, paintings and many other collectibles and unique items will fill the exhibit hall at the Halifax County Fairgrounds each day of the festival.

Outside along the midway section, a great number of vendors will be selling beautiful potted plants, vegetable plants and bedding plants, along with sculptures and many other interesting items.

Gospel and bluegrass bands will perform throughout the weekend, and of course, there will be plenty of favorite festival foods including homemade pies and cakes and delicious homemade ice cream.

The kids and grandkids will enjoy hours of fun playing in the corn box, milking the pretend cow, playing on the see-saws, riding the little barrel train and racing around on pedal tractors.  And, do not let them miss this year’s featured attraction, Wade Hopkins, the balloon artist.   Hopkins will amaze the kids and kids-at-heart with his creative balloon characters.

The 9th Annual Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival is scheduled for May 4, 5 and 6 at the Halifax County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 360 East, South Boston. Festival times are Friday, May 4, from noon until 9 p.m.; Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, May 6, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

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

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