Farmington Fall Fest this Saturday

Published 2:16 pm Tuesday, October 17, 2023

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The third annual Farmington Fall Fest is Saturday, starting with a 5K and kids fun run at 9 a.m.

At the Farmington Community and Events Center on 1723 Farmington Road in Mocksville, the day will include vendors, music, food, a tractor show, kids activities, a pet costume contest, hayrides and a cornhole tournament.

Funds are used to support the non-profit center, which includes meeting spaces, a disc golf course, trails, outdoor pickleball courts and more.

At 10 a.m., the festival gets underway in earnest, with vendors set up and kid’s train rides and hayrides beginning.

The cornhole tourney starts at 11 a.m.

Music starts at noon with the Fairfield Bluegrass Band, followed by former Davie resident Tony Bailey at 1:30 p.m. Jonathan Cook and Jay McCormick & Band take the stage at 4 p.m.

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The festival got its start in October 2021, when the community celebrated 100 years since the first public schoolhouse in Farmington and 50 years since the “old schoolhouse” became the Farmington Community Center.

On that fall day, residents celebrated with community members, former Farmington School students, music, food and activities for all ages. At the end of the day, so many people echoed one sentiment: “This was such a good day.”

Now, it’s a yearly event.