Wiregrass Heritage Festival at Landmark ParkMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Oct 08 2012 2:11 PM
(DOTHAN--) On Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Landmark Park will celebrate our agricultural heritage with the annual Wiregrass Heritage Festival.
Park staff and volunteers will harvest peanuts using mules and vintage farm equipment. Exhibitors from across the Southeast will display their restored antique tractors, engines and farm equipment. The annual antique tractor pull will be held, with entries limited to pre-1964 tractors. Cane grinding and syrup making will be featured activities on the Wiregrass Farmstead. Syrup, still warm from the kettle, will be on sale at the event.
Other activities will include blacksmithing, corn shelling, woodworking and more. A juried quilt show of over 150 quilts will hang in the Stokes Activity Barn. Volunteers will demonstrate washing clothes without electricity, cooking on a wood stove and open hearth, quilting, soap making and other traditional household chores. Concessions will be available. Musical performances will take place throughout the day in the Gazebo. The Shelley General Store and Martin Drugstore will be open, selling ice cream, candy and old country items.
Admission to the Wiregrass Heritage Festival is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and active military, $4 for kids, and free for members and children 2 and under. The festival is sponsored by the National Peanut Festival, WDHN and Wiregrass Radio.
Landmark Park is a 135-acre historical and natural science park located on U.S. Highway 431 North in Dothan, Ala. For more information, contact the park at 334-794-3452.