558 North Bunker Hill Road
OAK RIDGE, NC
$10, FREE for 11 and under
Come out to this annual event at the historic Stafford farm. A celebration of persimmon (a local wild fruit), historic farming as well as live music and demonstrations. The Stafford Farm is of historic significance with structures dating back to the early 1800’s. Therefore, you get to experience live demonstrations of early farming including a blacksmith, woodworker with foot-powered pole lathe, a flintnapper, metal detecting and others, molasses making, a tractor-driven tobacco stick making machine, and a chainsaw artist.
The other star at this festival show is the native American Persimmon. A beautiful understory tree, persimmons provide a tasty fruit which will be featured and on-sale in pulp form. There are rumors of other persimmon related products on sale this well.
They recommend arriving between 10 am and noon for best selection! Find them in the newly-constructed (2014) Stafford Store persimmon pulp sales building! Persimmon history, festival t-shirts and hats, and other goods are available.
The festival also brings food vendors offering country foods such as pinto beans, cornbread, barbecue, numerous food vendors slinging the tasty treats of fall such as fried apple pies, soups, cider, iced tea, desserts, barbecue and other meats.
There will be live music, a Children’s area with vintage games and punched tin art, displays of antique tractors and farm machinery, antique automobiles and trucks, including the Model-A Car Club.
The farm dates all the way back to the Revolutionary War and Civil War so talks with collectors and a reenactment along with an encampment and cooking demo will be onsite.
Don’t forget to take a stroll to one of the largest poplar trees in Guilford County!
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