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China Grove Farmers Day
Welcome to the 32nd Annual Farmers Day Festival!

VENDORS

2014 Vendor Application

SPONSORS


We are looking for new and returning sponsors for our Farmers Day Festival. If you would like to commit to sponsoring please complete the following form and return it to the Town Hall:

We appreciate your donation to continue making Farmers Day a fun and successful event!


LITTLE MR & MISS FARMERS DAY CONTEST

We are now accepting applications for entries into the 2013 Little Mr & Miss Farmers Day Contest.

The Contest will be judged by the Miss Rowan County Scholarship Pageant Queens.

The Contest will begin at 10:00am at the Hannah Park Stage, downtown China Grove. Applications will be accepted until 9:45am at the registration table in the park.

There will be a winner from each category:

Infant to 2 years old Male
Infant to 2 years old Female
3-5 years old Male
3-5 years old Female

Winners will receive a trophy and have their picture taken.

CONTEST APPLICATION

Applications can be submitted by email, mailed or dropped off to:

Amanda Eller
333 N Main Street
China Grove, NC 28023
704.857.2466



FESTIVAL HISTORY

This special event was begun in 1982 to honor the local farmers by inviting them to bring their produce to sell at a farmers market. Farmers Day has grown to become one of the best street festivals in North Carolina with attendance estimated at over 25,000 visitors. Farmers Day is held the third Saturday in July.


From the opening ceremony at 9:00 a.m. until the last note of the street dance at 11:00 p.m. Farmers Day offers something for people of all ages.

Locally grown produce is a huge hit at Farmers Day. The market continues to grow as the event gets back to its roots of the festival centered around the Farmers Market.

FFA Students and the FFA Alumni provide fresh off the farm produce for sale. They also sell delicious hand churned ice cream. What a treat on a hot summer day! Many local churches and civic clubs participate with bake sales, drink stands, and hand crafted items for sale.

Over 200 colorful booths line Main Street with a variety of great items for sale. Visitors purchase gifts for special occasions from the many art, craft, jewelry, clothing, baby items, and many more great booths. Commercial vendors provide interesting displays of their products.

 

The Children’s Stage is dedicated to the young and the young at heart. Clowns, magicians, and puppets will delight children of all ages. Children’s rides and games keep the young ones busy. The ever popular “Little Mr. and Miss Farmer” contest is another hit of the day.

The teenagers enjoy dunking friends, teachers and principals in the “Dunking Booth”.


Farmers Day is overflowing with free entertainment all day on two stages. On the main stage a variety of music is played by local bands. Other entertainment includes, dancers and gymnastics and karate demonstrations.. And you can enjoy the singing and clogging performed on the Park Stage while sitting in the shade of the trees.


While the children are entertained and the ladies shop, the men can do a little browsing too. They can ramble through the displays of antique farm equipment and cars. They can also drift back to memories of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s with the display of muscle cars, classics, hot-rods and racers. The local farm equipment dealers and outdoor power equipment dealers may even entice you with their displays.


A great variety of food is always present on the streets. Stands selling funnel cakes, cotton candy, roasted corn on the cob, Gyro sandwiches, meat on a stick, Bar-B-Que, and of course hot dogs and hamburgers are plentiful. And don’t forget to get a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade!


The street vendors pack up at 4:00 p.m. and the town gets ready for the street dance at 7:00 p.m. Some of the performers have been The Embers, The Entertainers, Part Time Party Time Band, The Fantastic Shakers and many others over the years. So, bring a lawn chair to enjoy the band and be ready to dance to their music. The evening ends with a beautiful fireworks display.


Farmers Day is hosted by the Town of China Grove.




Town of China Grove • 333 N. Main Street • China Grove, NC 28023 • Ph: 704.857.2466 • Fx: 704.855.1855
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