Heritage

The 17th Annual Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival will run Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8 at the Halifax County Fairgrounds. The festival will begin Friday, May 7 at 9 a.m. and concludes Saturday, May 8 at 6 p.m.

Organizers are in the midst of planning a scaled-back celebration of Halifax County’s heritage.

The 17th Annual Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival will run Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8 at the Halifax County Fairgrounds. The festival will begin Friday, May 7 at 9 a.m. and conclude Saturday, May 8 at 6 p.m.

Plan to come see tractors, engines and vehicles along with many antique working farm exhibits, including a sawmill and a grist mill, that all helped shape the heritage of Halifax County.

Food will be available at the festival, and there will be lots of old-fashioned fun for the children.

A display of the Virginia-Carolina Model A Club will be on display as well as antique tractor displays, hit and miss engine demonstrations, vintage stock cars, meticulously restored antique cars and trucks, “A Classic Car Cruise In,” presented by Tinkers Car Club, and lots more.

Admission is $7 per day for adults and children 12 years and older.

Children under 12 will be admitted free. A special two-day ticket for $10 each will be available Friday, May 7. Anyone purchasing a two-day ticket on Friday, will be admitted free of charge to the festival on Saturday, May 8.

Attendees are asked to follow the governor’s mandates including wearing masks and social distancing.