2005-09-07 / News

Farm Fest to feature fun for everyone

By Elizabeth Billips True Citizen Associate Editor

From Bluegrass to pedal-tractor pulls, next Saturday’s annual Farm Fest has the makings to be the best ever.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Southern Bank complex on North Liberty Street.

According to organizers, the Sept. 17 daylong festival will have something for all ages.

Four Native American tribes will be among the participants. In addition to displaying southeastern artifacts, they’ll have hands-on Native American craft activities for children.

A pedal tractor pull is also in the makings, compliments of Blanchard Equipment. Children will be timed as they pedal a tractor with a weighted cart through an obstacle course. The top racers for each age group will receive collector’s edition model tractors.

Kids will also have their own fun park with a climbing wall, moon walk and other rides and games.

Besides plenty of good food, there will be plenty of entertainment. Several musical and dancing groups will perform; and, after lunch, festivalgoers can spread out blankets and kick back for a Blue Grass Music Jamboree.

A classic car cruise-in will be held throughout the day, as will an antique tractor display.

In conjunction with the event, the Boss Hog Cook-off will be underway in the adjacent greenway, and an outdoor movie will be held at the Waynesboro city park that night at 8 p.m.

Organizers are still seeking local crafters to participate in the Farm Fest. Anyone interested should call Alex Swan at 5544351. Farm Fest at a Glance

Saturday, Sept. 17

Southern Bank Complex

9 a.m..: Farm Fest begins;

Boss Hog Cook-off

gets underway;

9:30 a.m.: Sardis Trio

10:30 a.m.: Quick Steps

Dancers 11 a.m.: Parade with antique

tractors begins, traveling

from Exchange Club Fairgrounds to Southern Bank. Noon: Footloose and Fancy

Free Cloggers

1 p.m.: Puppets of Faith 1:30 p.m.: Boss Hog Cook-Off

winners announced; 2 p.m.: Fiddlers, Blue Grass

Music Jamboree 3:30 p.m.: Augusta Cloggers

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