Farm Heritage Fair – Martin County

[kouguu-fb-like] This year's fair is December 7, 2013

Santa at Bog Martin Agriculture Center-Williamston NC

THIS YEAR FAIR IS DEC. 7, 2013!!           Photo by Chloe Tuttle

The Martin County Farm Heritage Fair is not just about tractors. Yes, there will be some gorgeous tractors at the fair and one is sure to be driven by Santa Claus. This fair really is a celebration of National Farm City Week, but mostly here in eastern North Carolina, this is a fun day of how farming used to be.There is a hog killing – folks make the sausage and cook cracklins right on the spot.

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Photo by Chloe Tuttle

Folks shell corn, then grind it into meal. Vendors sell their wares, be it crafts or home canned foods.

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Photo by Chloe Tuttle

Special guest is Rocky the Trick Mule.  Rocky will perform some amazing tricks… and he has his own Facebook page. Sometimes I take my spinning wheel and card and spin wool for the sweater I will knit some day. My favorite part is the home canned-goods contest. My strawberry jam, blueberry jam and fig preserves have all won blue ribbons. And my watermelon rind pickles took home "Best in Show." So pack it up and head out to the Bob Martin Agriculture Center, learn some history about our farm heritage and eat some great food.

  [kouguu-fb-like]   FOR MORE INFORMATION: Event: this year the fair is December 1, 2012 Phone:      252-792-5802 or 888-792-5802 GETTING THERE: 2900 NC Highway 125 South Williamston, North Carolina  27892View Larger Map DISTANCES FROM: 92 miles east of Raleigh, NC 125 miles south west of Norfolk, VA 185 miles south of Richmond, VA 3 miles west of Big Mill Bed & Breakfast in Williamston, NC

WHERE TO STAY: The Big Mill Bed & Breakfast in Williamston, NC ** Gray's Landing in Williamston, NC ** North Carolina Bed & Breakfast & Inns association members** Members, North Carolina Bed & Breakfast & Inns

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