Farm show at the fairgrounds enters its 19th year
The Union County Farm Show is back after having to cancel last year’s event due to limits on public gatherings in place due to the pandemic. The only other cancellation in the event’s history took place in 2018 due to the remnants of Hurricane Florence moving through the area.
This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, September 18, from 9-3:30. Admission is free, though there will be vendors on hand with things to sell and lunch available to purchase, as well. There are quite a few events going on throughout the day. Wood carving, antique tractors, antique car collection, a kids zone, pie eating contests, hit-and-miss engines, sawmilling, smash-a-car, steam engine, farm safety demonstrations, and miniature cattle are just some of the things that can be experienced. A quilting and crochet exhibit, an old homestead display, and a corn pool will be available.
At 10, there will be a patriotic moment at the flagpole and gospel and bluegrass music starting on stage. At 10:30, the kids pie eating contest will happen at the picnic shelter. In the old horse arena by the stadium, there will be a hay stacking and bale rolling contest at 11, followed by an egg-in-spoon race at 11:30. From 11:30-1:30, there will be information on wild hog management and fire ant control. At noon in the picnic shelter, the popular kids peddle tractor pull will take place. The adult pie eating contest is scheduled for 1 at the picnic shelter. Right after that, at around 1:30, the ugly tractor contest is scheduled, along with another egg-in-spoon race. At 2, following the ugly tractor contest, one of the annual highlights of the event is scheduled—the parade of power.
There are 17 different sponsors who have signed on to help with the event, including gold level sponsors Ag South, City of Union, Union County, and the Union County Fair.