Lumber City celebrates 21st annual Farm Day Festival

Lumber City holds 21st annual Farm Day Festival

This weekend, Lumber City is hosting its 21st annual Farm Day Festival. 

"We decided that we would revive what used to be Farm Day back in the 1940s and 1950s, when all the farmers would come to town at the end of the season and they would have a festival," says Farm Day coordinator, Brenda Powell. 

Powell says Farm Day has evolved into a way for the community to come together and enjoy each other's company, listen to music, and of course, eat.

Randy Roberts is the owner of Salty's, a traveling food booth. He has been coming to Farm Day for the last 8 years and says his festival food is a little different. He makes fried rice, chicken on a stick, shrimp on a stick, and alligator on a stick! 

"A lot of people say it tastes like chicken," says Roberts. 

 

Roberts says his fried alligator is a fan favorite and attracts people to his station, which is his favorite part of the festival -- getting to mingle with the community.

Powell says she expects thousands of people to visit Lumber City during Farm Day Weekend and feels blessed that the festival has become so successful.

"We felt like if the Lord permitting us to have a good Farm Day, we should end it with a church service downtown with the whole community," says Powell. 

This year's service will take place Sunday at 9 a.m. on Main Street. 

 

Farm Day festivities will continue Saturday at 7 a.m. with a breakfast, followed by a parade, a dog show, and more entertainment throughout the weekend. 


 


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