WARD — The 17th annual Fall Festival/Tractor/Engine show and pull will be held at Richland Creek Farms, 542 Richland Creek Road, Ward, this weekend.
The festival site is located between Batesburg-Leesville, Ridge Spring and Saluda. From Batesburg-Leesville take Highway 178 north toward Saluda or from Ridge Springtake Highway 39 north toward Saluda from Saluda take Highway 39 south toward Ridge Spring follow the signs and exit onto Duncan Road which leads to Richland Creek Road.
This family event has activities planned for everyone with demonstrations of old farm machinery, steam engine, saw mill, hit miss engines, border collies, syrup cooking, shingle making, thrashing of grain, blacksmith shop, a barnyard exhibit, pedal tractor race/pull and a antique tractor pull for tractors through 1960 also vendors and exhibitors plus great food vendors.
The gates open each day at 9 a.m. and the tractor pull begins with a demonstration pull at 7 p.m. on Friday with the Saturday pull beginning at 1 p.m.
The highlight for the weekend is a visit to Richland Springs Baptist Church for Old Fashion Day on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. The church is located at 1895 Duncan Road. On Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. the annual Confederate War Battle demonstration will be presented by Culpepper Artillery.
Admission is $5 a day for Friday and Sunday and $10 a day on Saturday for adults; children under 12 years old are admitted free. RV hookups are available by reservations at $35 for the weekend for water/electric only.
This is an educational/family event and no alcoholic beverages or other control substance will be permitted.
For additional information see our web site at: www.richlandcreekantiques.com or call 864-445-2781.