Preview of Hendersonville’s Farm City Day

Driving east on Fourth Avenue, just a few blocks beyond Main Street, is Jackson Park. Jackson Park is a favorite of locals and tourists alike because it has so much to offer. This park is an expansive treasure trove of trails, playgrounds, and baseball fields. The Oklawaha Greenway begins at Berkley Mills Park and runs all the way through Jackson Park which makes Jackson Park a popular area for biking, jogging, and walking. Because this park is centered in the heart of Hendersonville and offers so much green space, it is also the perfect park to host Farm City Day every fall. This year’s Farm City Day is on October 5th from 10 am until 4 pm.

Farm City Day is a yearly fall favorite for the young and young at heart. Started in 1955, Farm City Day was conceived as a way to create good will throughout the county and for all residents of Henderson County to realize the dependence we have on farmers. Simply put, without farmers there is no food, and Farm City Day offers a wonderful educational, yet fun, opportunity to learn about farming. This event has something to offer everyone.

Fall is spectacular in Henderson County, and Farm City Day offers a lot of fall favorites and ways to learn about farming. Children love the tractor rides and displays of farm machinery. Additionally, children and animal lovers enjoy the petting zoo, featuring goats, geese, chicken, and more. There are also old-timey games, such as an egg toss and sack race, as well as arts and crafts, food, and live music. Stages with performers clogging and square dancing to traditional mountain music will also be at Farm City Day, putting all in attendance in a festive fall mood.

My family and I have made Farm City Day a yearly tradition, and my son always has so much fun at this event. If you plan to go to Farm City Day with your family, I suggest starting early. This event runs from 10 am until 4 pm, but because it’s such a favorite, it does get crowded. You can beat the crowds and ensure that everyone will have a good time by starting your day early. While admission to Farm City Day is free, you will need cash to pay for tractor rides or food, so make sure you pack sufficient cash. Because Jackson Park is expansive, plan on wearing comfortable shoes because you will be doing a fair bit of walking.