Johnson Farm Festival to celebrate spring on April 28

Photo courtesy of Historic Johnson Farm
Photo courtesy of Historic Johnson Farm

Press release from Historic Johnson Farm:

Come celebrate spring, for it will be bustin’ out all over at the 28th Johnson Farm Festival in the mountain community of Hendersonville, NC.

The festival, on Saturday April 28, has a reputation for family-friendly fun for people of all ages.   This year’s noon performance is by Appalachian Fire, a popular mountain bluegrass ensemble.  Band members are: Dwayne “Doc” Durham, Cliff Searcy, Jim Fox, Tim Francis and Mike Williams.

In addition to various music performances, there is a long list of features to enjoy on the National Register of Historic Places farm property.  Visitors may take a wagon ride and enjoy tasty food such as fried apple pies.  There will be crafters and demonstrations of heritage skills such as weaving and blacksmithing. Children have an activity area with a balloon artist, crafts, games and more.  The two historic homes, built in the 1880s and 1920s, will be open for viewing and touring.  There are a variety of farm outbuildings, antique tractors and farm equipment to see.

The festival begins at 10 am and concludes at 4 pm.  Admission is $5 Adults, $3 Students, under 5 free. The proceeds benefit the non-profit Historic Johnson Farm, owned by the Henderson Co. Public Schools and managed by the Henderson County Education Foundation, Inc.  The farm is located at 3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC.  The property was a gift to area schoolchildren and the community by the late Vernon and Leander Johnson.  It features10 historic structures on 15 acres of forest, field and stream.

For more information, call the farm office at 828-891-6585, or visit www.historicjohnsonfarm.org

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