July 15th, 2017
We will begin taking Craft, Display, and Civic vendor applications January 1st 2017. We will begin taking Food and Amusement vendor applications beginning February 15th 2017.
LITTLE MR & MISS FARMERS DAY CONTEST
We will begin accepting applications for entries into the 2017 Little Mr & Miss Farmers Day Contest on May 1st 2017.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
All entries MUST be received by 5:00 on July 12 th. NO late entries will be accepted. Contest is open to the first 20 applicants of each age group. Once 20 entry forms are received for each age group, we will no longer accept entries. No entries will be accepted at Farmers Day. 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, have their picture taken and have a free space in the Southern Rowan Christmas Parade.
Applications can be submitted via email, mailed or dropped off to:
333 N Main Street
China Grove, NC 28023
This special event was organized 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 firework 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.
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 Darrell Harwood, 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.