2021 Farm City Day a Great Success

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The 2021 Farm City Day event, started in 1955, was held on Saturday, October 2, in Jackson Park. The event is sponsored by Henderson County Cooperative Extension, HC Parks and Recreation, Pepsi, Kiwanis, Farm Bureau, Turf Mountain Sod, Blue Ridge Apple Growers Ass., Ty Keplinger at Edward Jones, Animals R Us Veterinary Clinic, Tri-hishtl, North River Farms and Mills River Partnership. The event attracted more than 4000 people.

NC State University produced video about Farm City Day… https://youtu.be/LYGv1VU3d9A

petting zooApproximately 50 acres of Jackson Park was used for urban, rural and educational displays, antiques and modern farm equipment, and crafters from many generations. Farm City Day focuses on ‘agricultural awareness’, teaching kids where their food comes from and who produces it. The event celebrates Henderson County’s rural traditions and introduces the urban population to some common farming activities both modern and from previous generations.

apple slingA special youth area featured many hands-on activities including a farm animal petting zoo, old-timey demonstrations and a fishing pond, children’s games and activities. The International Harvester Tractor Club pulled over 1200 people on wagon rides. The HC Beekeepers Club, Master Gardeners, Bullington Gardens, NC Department of Agriculture, NC Forest Service and HC Extension Service provided agricultural education. Three local bands performed throughout the day Carolina Bound, Roots and Dore and Mcintosh and the Lionhearts. Crooked Jacks Irish Fare, the Edneyville Lions Club and Kole Kole Ice provided food and snacks. The North Henderson High School FFA sponsored and managed the fish pond. Finally, fire fighters, EMS and the Sheriff’s Department set up educational stations.

fcd 2021musicfcd 2021 musicEach year the Farm City Day Committee chooses a Farmer of the Year and FCD Volunteers of the Year. This year’s Farmer of the Year is Ken Allison, owner of Hillside Nursery in Etowah. Volunteers of the year were long time committee members and sisters Wendy Henderson and Karen Saine. We look forward to next year’s event.
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