‘Farm Days’ a success


By Kasie Strickland - kstrickland@civitasmedia.com



Tractors aren’t just enjoyed by people. Jackson, a Brazilian Capuchin monkey, accompanied his “parents” out to the Farm Days event to scope out the crowds.


Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

Antique trucks, cars, semis and (of course) tractors were proudly displayed by their owners at the Dacusville Farm Show.


Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

Homemade goods were offered by vendors including raw honey direct from the hive.


Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

“Penny candy” isn’t a penny anymore, but that didn’t stop visitors from snapping up a taste of the old days.


Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

Some restored, some not: the vintage cars and trucks on display offered a glimpse into the past.


Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

“Colonel Sanders,” aka Homer Harmon, stopped by the event along with his wife. The couple celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary over the weekend.


Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

Just over 2,400 people stopped by Farm Show on Saturday, not a bad turnout considering they were competing against some spotty weather and Clemson’s home opener.


Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

Some of the more unusual crafts were these antique sewing machines turned into tractors.


Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

DACUSVILLE — The phrase “out with the old, in with the new” doesn’t hold true in Upstate SC as thousands turned up for the annual Farm Show put on by the Dacusville Heritage Association.

More than 2,400 people turned out for the event on Saturday to see vintage the trucks and cars, eat some barbecue and home-churned ice cream and wash it all down with a big cup of fresh squeezed lemonade. Crafts, baked goods, live music and tractors galore were featured.

“I think the turnout was pretty good considering what we were up against,” said Kim and Josh Holloway, owners of Hometown Ice Cream and vendors at the farm show. “There was an apple festival going on, there was the Clemson game and the weather kind of kept everyone on their toes.

“Everyone was certainly having a good time and the crowds really seemed to pick up after lunch time,” they continued.

The 55-acre farm owned by the Turner family played host to the farm show for the third time this year and owner Tom Turner said he only expects the event to get bigger and bigger.

“We had a whole host of volunteers out to help,” Turner stated during a previous interview. “There really is something for everyone out here. It’s growing every year.”

Tractors aren’t just enjoyed by people. Jackson, a Brazilian Capuchin monkey, accompanied his “parents” out to the Farm Days event to scope out the crowds.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_001.jpgTractors aren’t just enjoyed by people. Jackson, a Brazilian Capuchin monkey, accompanied his “parents” out to the Farm Days event to scope out the crowds. Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

Antique trucks, cars, semis and (of course) tractors were proudly displayed by their owners at the Dacusville Farm Show.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_009.jpgAntique trucks, cars, semis and (of course) tractors were proudly displayed by their owners at the Dacusville Farm Show. Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

Homemade goods were offered by vendors including raw honey direct from the hive.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_045.jpgHomemade goods were offered by vendors including raw honey direct from the hive. Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

“Penny candy” isn’t a penny anymore, but that didn’t stop visitors from snapping up a taste of the old days.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_047.jpg“Penny candy” isn’t a penny anymore, but that didn’t stop visitors from snapping up a taste of the old days. Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

Some restored, some not: the vintage cars and trucks on display offered a glimpse into the past.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_061.jpgSome restored, some not: the vintage cars and trucks on display offered a glimpse into the past. Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

“Colonel Sanders,” aka Homer Harmon, stopped by the event along with his wife. The couple celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary over the weekend.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_084.jpg“Colonel Sanders,” aka Homer Harmon, stopped by the event along with his wife. The couple celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary over the weekend. Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

Just over 2,400 people stopped by Farm Show on Saturday, not a bad turnout considering they were competing against some spotty weather and Clemson’s home opener.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_098.jpgJust over 2,400 people stopped by Farm Show on Saturday, not a bad turnout considering they were competing against some spotty weather and Clemson’s home opener. Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

Some of the more unusual crafts were these antique sewing machines turned into tractors.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_106.jpgSome of the more unusual crafts were these antique sewing machines turned into tractors. Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

By Kasie Strickland

kstrickland@civitasmedia.com

Reach Kasie Strickland at 864-855-0355.

Reach Kasie Strickland at 864-855-0355.

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