Larry and I immersed ourselves in the heritage of our county on Saturday.
As many of you know, I’m not one for crowds, and I’m not one to jump when I hear the words “Let’s go.”
But I knew I needed to get out of the house Saturday, so I suggested that we head over to Naruna, an area in another part of our county, and attend the annual Heritage Festival.
The festival documents the history of Campbell County and provides fun activities for children, plenty of music and lots of displays.
I’ll let the photos do most of the talking today.
|There were lots of old tools and gadgets on display. This is an 1885 egg beater. You turn the lever, which I inadvertently cut out of the photo, and the beaters turn.|
|A 1903 milk fat tester.|
|This was identified as a hair pressing comb. I was never very adept with a curling iron. I don't think I would have done any better with this.|
|Old farm equipment was scattered around the grounds.|
|Tobacco was a main cash crop for Campbell County for many years. My father raised it. I have mixed feelings about this part of my heritage.|
|Wagon rides behind horses were available.|
|A display of cornhusk dolls.|
|Dancers from the Monacan Native American tribe in nearby Amherst County performed.|
|One of many quilts on display.|
|As we were leaving, we stopped to watch a family who started flat-footing to bluegrass music playing in the background. I like the combination of dress shoes, pink boots and bare feet.|
Have you attended any fun festivals this summer?