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Harvest Days begin Friday

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Children ride around the site in the 2014 event. Children ride around the site in the 2014 event.

Halifax Harvest Days begins Friday at 9 a.m. and continues Saturday at 9 a.m.

On Friday the event ends at 3 p.m. while on Saturday it end at 4 p.m.
The event will be held at the 4-H Rural Life Center on Highway 903 outside Halifax.
This year organizers are partnering with the Halifax County Firefighter’s Association as well as the Local Government Federal Credit Union.
The credit union, from 9 a.m. to noon, will have a free shred event in which each person can safely dispose up to five boxes or bags of documents at no cost.
Musical acts are lined up throughout the day Saturday, beginning at 9:15 a.m. on the amphitheater stage with a performance of the National Anthem by 4-H Youth Development Agent Ashley Brooks.
Performing at the event will be The Hammers, Rob Alford, Cousin Kirk’s Blues Band, Gabrielle Long, and the Walls of Time Acoustic Music School.
There will be exhibits and antiques in the Agricultural Museum, Farm House, and Rosenwald School, as well as sawmill and peanut thresher demonstrations by the Roanoke River Antique and Tractor Club.
Historic Halifax will be performing colonial blacksmithing, cooking, and toy demonstrations.
An activity tent will be set up for children with STEM activities, making peanut butter from scratch, grinding corn, farm animals and other wildlife from Sylvan Heights and Eastern Bluebird Rescue Group.
Ventosa Kennels will be there doing canine demonstrations.
A free inflatable obstacle course and slide, hayrides, and a tractor-pulled train will be available.
The tri-county horse show will be held on the grounds as well as the North Carolina Horse Council Trail Challenge.
Local crafters will be onsite selling goat milk soaps and lotions, honey, plants, NC Sea-glass jewelry, vinyl art and décor and handmade wooden items.
Food vendors will be onsite.



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