Two days of old-timey fun and good times will kick off for the 11th time Friday with a traditional farm show in Lillington.
The Sandhills Antique Farm Equipment Club, or SAFE, will hold its annual Antique Farm Show both Friday and Saturday starting at 9 a.m. The event will be at the group’s Exhibition Park which is off Alexander Drive in Lillington. Antique farm equipment, tractors, classic cars and trucks, old-fashioned hit and miss engines and children’s activities will all be part of the fun.
Demonstrations, which are a trademark of SAFE events ,will once again entertain and educate farm show goers. Some of the demonstrations will include wood stove cooking, black smithing, pottery, soap and tar making, corn and saw milling, well drilling and other farm activities.
Local talent is also scheduled to perform on both days.
As usual, the event will also include a tractor and equipment swap meet. Some of the items offered for sale will include arts and crafts, poultry, livestock, household goods, clothing and jewelry and engines.
“This year we will have some vendors we haven’t had before so we will have a variety of things for sale,” Alvin McCartan, a member of the club said.
Vendors and sellers must pre-register and can do so online at www.safeclubnc.com.
Mr. McCartan said he is expecting a big crowd for the event.
“If the weather holds up we will be good,” he said. “This has been a very successful event in the past and I think we will have a good crowd.”
Admission to the event is $5. Members of the military with identification get in for $4. Children younger than 10 will be admitted free of charge.
The SAFE club was started by a small group of interested people in 2000. Eventually, the group took over the large tract of land near the Harnett County Courthouse and turned it into Exhibition Park.