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2007 Cove Creek Farm Heritage Day

Cove Creek Farm Heritage Days in Sugar Grove North Carolina Email this page to someone
All photos and illustrations by Pat Johns ©2007 - present
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September 2007

The 2007 Cove Creek Farm Heritage Day took place after a long-awaited day of rain in the High Country of Watauga County North Carolina. Saturday started out as a crisp, cool day and turned into a blue-sky afternoon reminding everyone that Fall is upon us.

Vintage Truck at Cove Creek Farm Heritage Days in Sugar Grove North Carolina
Lost Faculties Band at Farm Heritage Days in Sugar Grove North Carolina

The crowd was entertained throughout the day by musical groups. The audience was greatly entertained by The Lost Faculties (shown at left). This talented group is a local band of three Appalachian State University faculty members, Tom Whyte on ukulele and harmonica, Ed Midgett on guitar and Bob White on bass.

Other performers included the Forget-Me-Nots, 3 girls aged 10, 11 and 12, classically trained on violins through the Suzuki method who showed an early interest in playing old-time and Celtic fiddle music. (See a link to their website below.)

Disabled American Veterans Color Guard at the Farm Heritage Days in Sugar Grove North Carolina

The Cove Creek Farm Heritage Day is billed as a "Festival of Mountain Farm Heritage ". The local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans provided a Color Guard for the opening ceremonies.

There were classic cars and trucks, a fire truck and old engines to view close-up. There were demonstrations of apple butter making and bee keeping. There was a seed exchange and a renewable energy display.

Color Guard at Cove Creek Farm Heritage Days in Sugar Grove North Carolina
Donkey Wagon at the Farm Heritage Days in Sugar Grove North Carolina

For children there were donkey cart rides and a petting zoo. For just a 50 cent donation to the Sugar Grove Developmental Day School you could give an ice cream cone of feed to the animals in the petting zoo. According to the Day School's website (see link below):

"Sugar Grove Developmental Day School (SGDDS) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, licensed to provide daycare 5 days/week from 7 AM to 6 PM, to 39 children: infants (8 weeks) through kindergarten. SGDDS is currently a 3-star center with the goal of becoming a 5-star Developmental Daycare. "

Flowers at the Cove Creek Farm Heritage Days in Sugar Grove North Carolina
Petting Zoo at the Farm Heritage Days in Sugar Grove North Carolina

This was the 10th annual Cove Creek Farm Heritage Day and it continues as a great local tradition. The Historic Cove Creek High School is the perfect setting for this event steeped in the history and tradition of western Watauga County.

Petting Zoo at the Farm Heritage Days in Sugar Grove North Carolina
Engines at the Farm Heritage Days in Sugar Grove North Carolina Watauga County Bee Keepers at the Farm Heritage Days in Sugar Grove North Carolina

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