Farm City Day
Farm City Day, held in October, features both urban and rural displays, antique and modern farm equipment, tools, live music, square dancing, clogging, arts and crafts, children’s activities, old-timey games, wagon rides, displays, demonstrations, tractor pulls hands-on activities, and plenty of food. Animal lovers will enjoy the petting zoo and a fishing pond. The old-timey games include an egg toss, sack race, and corn shucking. Jackson Park comes alive with the sights and sounds of live regional bands, dancers, and singers performing throughout the day.
Farm City Day was started in 1955 by the Cooperative Extension Service and Kiwanis International. The Festival highlights the dependency of farm people and city people on each other for products and services essential to modern living. The Farm City program was designed to encourage the exchange of ideas and the development of shared activities creating a feeling of mutual understanding and goodwill. In 1986 Farm City Day was moved to Jackson Park.
Whether you’re city folks or country folks, Farm City Day will fill your day with fun for the whole family. Call the Henderson County Cooperative Extension Service at 828-697-4891