Mills River Partnership participated in the annual Farm City Day event at Jackson Park on October 7, 2017.
Farm City Day began in 1955 and has since been an annual gathering where rural and urban traditions meet. Henderson County describes this event as “approximately 80 acres of Jackson Park used for urban, rural, and educational displays, antiques and modern farm equipment, and crafters from many generations. Farm City Day celebrates our rural traditions and introduces the urban population to some common farming activities from previous generations. A special youth area features many hands-on activities including petting farm animals, old-timey demonstrations, and a fishing pond. Planned entertainment includes three stages of square dancing, clogging, bluegrass and other bands performing throughout the day. Local non-profit organizations, food, and displays also cover two fields.”
During this event, our Outreach and Education Coordinator tabled with water quality information, freebies, and even a fun “Backyard Bass” kids’ activity to practice casting and reeling!
The event is always free to attend, and it’s always a good time for the whole family.
See you all next year!