The Rebirth of the Festival
When Earl and I decided to purchase the farm, the main purpose was to breathe life back into our childhood. Tom Sawyer Farms, now Greene Acres Farm, was established in 1962 and is a staple in our little community, nestled between Empire and Roddy. Along the way, we revived another tradition, Tripp Family Christmas Lights (another post for another day), and we longed for the days of long gone, but not forgotten Possum Hollow. So, now we're on to the 2nd Annual Roddy RoundUp!
There's just something about handmade, hand-crafted arts and crafts. The talent offered at the festival is unbelievable, and giving small business owners a chance to showcase their products is a wonderful feeling!
A huge part of the festival is the showcasing of antique tractors. You'll see old Case, International, John Deere, and Oliver to name a few. These tractors are well-maintained beauties, transporting you back to the good ole' days. All of them run and could function any way needed.
The festival offers so much more than arts and crafts and tractors: FOOD! The food options are delicious and a little sinful. There will be everything from boiled peanuts and fried gator tail to hand dipped corn dogs and cotton candy! Oh, don't forget the fresh cooked pork skins.
And of course our favorite little people will have plenty of fun! All children 12 and under receive free admission! Each vendor will have a special activity for children to participate in also! If they want to play in the Kiddie Korner, armband admission is $5.
We look forward to seeing each and every one of you soon! Thank you for the support and love.