10th Annual Clay County Tractor Parade, Hayesville, NC

The 10th Annual Clay County Tractor Parade was held on September 24 and offered fun for the entire family.  The weather was beautiful, they had tons of fun for the kids, and who doesn’t enjoy looking at all the different tractors that take part in the parade annually.  tractor-parade

Not big on tractors, no worries.  This awesome event isn’t just about tractors, but community, and is part of the Clay County NC Extension office. It’s filled with tons of activities for the kids as well as music, livestock and food.

This year, we enjoyed the tractor simulator as always. The kiddos (and adults) can get into the tractor and learn about harvesting different types of crops.  This year, the boys decided that they were going to harvest hay and cotton.img_2076

The Soil and Water extension had a pretty awesome area set up and they let the kids make a “dirty” salad.  Before they made the salad, they explained the different layers which allowed the kids to walk away with not only a tasty and healthy snack, but knowledge as well.img_2062

The local 4-H was set up as well with the livestock. Livestock is always a hit with my kids.  This year, there were a couple of goats (which are always a hit), calves, a horse, bunny, and a donkey.  Once again, yes all this is set up around the square.  It isn’t every day that you see farm animals on the square in the middle of the town, but that’s the amazing part of small town living.

For the kids they had pumpkin carving set up which was pretty awesome, they had obstacles courses and so much more.  It’s just a great way to relax and enjoy the day!img_2068

Also, at the end of the tractor parade, they have a drawing for someone to win a tractor.  This year, the tractor that was up for raffle was a 1952 Ford 8n tractor!

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