Heritage Days gives visitors a view of the past

Terry Eastin displays one of the displays at Heritage Days. Photo/Special.

The rural heritage of Fayette County in general and the community of Inman in particular will be celebrated this week with the 17th annual Inman Farm Heritage Days on Minter’s Farm in the south Fayette community of Inman.

As it has in the past, the three-day event, on Sept. 20-22, will showcase the tractors and equipment that once worked the fields around the show grounds at 283 Hill’s Bridge Road.
Old-iron enthusiasts from across the state – and the Southeast – bring their tractors and engines to share them with visitors to the show. Some tractors have been in the same family for more than 50 years. Others were rescued from fencerows or salvage yards and returned to showroom-like condition.

But there also are other exhibits sure to interest visitors of all ages.

Featured exhibits include broom-making, weaving, threshing, syrup-making, a blacksmith shop, cider press, sawmill and a 100-year-old printing press, a moonshine still, pedal tractors for kids, food vendors and displays of other crafts.
As it has in the past, Inman Farm Heritage Days offers free admission thanks to the hard work of a dedicated group of volunteers and the contributions of generous sponsors. Visitors can support the show by purchasing souvenir programs and T-shirts.

“We’re proud that after 16 shows, Inman Farm Heritage Days is still more of a community event rather than a business venture,” Rick Minter said. “Back in the day, neighbors helped neighbors get the jobs done. It feels good to see that those old-time values and traditions continue today.”
For more information visit www.mintersfarm.com or call 770-461-2840.

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