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Southwest Virginia Antique Farm Days start today
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Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: Antique tractors line up at Lowes in Rocky Mount Thursday morning for the annual parade of tractors to kick off the 10th annual Southwest Virginia Antique Farm Days.

Friday, June 14, 2013

By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer

The 10th annual Southwest Virginia Antique Farm Days gets under way today (Friday, June 14) and runs through June 16 at the Franklin County Recreation Park.

The event, featuring everything from working demonstrations of farm equipment and quilting demonstrations to container garden seminars, runs each day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Festivalgoers will be able to view the operation of antique diesel engines, tractor pulls, cornmeal grinding, threshing and balling, antique tractors and engines, and blacksmithing.

The event will include chainsaw and cross-cut competitions and a daily tractor parade.

A restored 10-foot-high 1923 Fairbanks Morse vintage engine that was the main power source for the Exchange Milling Co. in Rocky Mount until 1959 will be running each day.

Also, all three days will feature examples of rock crushing, woodturning and more.

Other activities at Antique Farm Days include an expanded flea market of antiques, engines, tractors and farm related items.

An auction of antique equipment, farm tools, machinery and other farm-related items will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 15.

Admission to Antique Farm Days is $5 each day with children under age 12 admitted free.

The Franklin County Recreation Park is south of Rocky Mount on Sontag Road (Route 619).

 
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