- Last Updated on 04:48 PM 05/09/13
- BY Special to the Gazette
The 24th annual Historic Noland Village Country Fair Day on Saturday will be a great time to visit the restored historic village in the Providence community of Halifax County.
The day’s festivities will begin at 10 a.m. and continue throughout the afternoon until 3 p.m.
The fun-filled day will begin with the tractor parade at 10:30 a.m. and will include live entertainment.
Antique farm machinery, classic cars and tractors will be on site, and visitors to the day’s event are encouraged to check them out.
Vendors are welcome to come participate and join others who will be selling a variety of goods including hand-made crafts, furniture, plants, jewelry and antiques.
Food will be available throughout the day including hot dogs, homemade pies, baked goods and Providence’s famous Brunswick stew.
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 yester-year, much like the villagers experienced it in the early 19th century.
Visit the restored houses in this well-preserved village and the restored oldest Presbyterian Church in Halifax County located in the village.
The historic Halifax Church was constructed in 1830 and is 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 dates to 1789, the Afton Farm House built in 1732, the Robert Carr House that was built in 1840 and the restored Lacks Store which was built on the site in the 1890s. Other buildings include the Baldwin House and the Blanks Irby House.
There will be antique tractor and machinery displays, antique and classic cars, quarter scale tractors, arts and crafts, artisans, woodworkers, children’s activities and stew cooked on site that day, along with homemade desserts prepared by folks who live in the community.
No admission is charged to attend the daylong event, and everyone is invited to attend. However, organizers encourage contributions of any size that go entirely for the upkeep and maintenance of Historic Halifax Church, which is located on site and open for visitors during the event.
All donations and proceeds from the sale of food go directly toward the upkeep and maintenance of historic Halifax Church.
For additional information or questions at any time, call Carolyn Slayton at 434-454-2210 or Butch Blanks at 434-476-6655.