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 15,000 visitors. Farmers Day is held the third Saturday in July.
From the opening ceremony at 9:00 a.m. until the last firework at 9:30 p.m. Farmers Day offers something for people of all ages.
Over 100 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.
Clowns, magicians, and bubbles 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 the Main Stage in Hanna Park. Other entertainment includes, dancers and gymnastics and karate demonstrations.
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. 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. 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.
- Dates: July 21, 2018
- Location: Main Street, China Grove, NC
- Address: 333 N Main Street, China Grove, NC 28023
- Phone: (704) 857-2466
- Time: 8:00 AM
- Price: FREE