Many activities were set for
the 2009 Festival, and they
Persimmon pulp and puddings
were on sale, as well as other
persimmon uses such as
2009 Festival Activities
muffins, cookies and bread. Other persimmon-related
products and Festival T-shirts were also available.
Beyond the persimmon itself, food vendors offered country
foods such as pinto beans, cornbread, barbecue, fried apple
pies, soups and iced tea.
More than 20 arts & crafts vendors offered pottery,
paintings, photography, jewelry, canned goods and scarves.
Displays included antique tractors and farm machinery,
antique automobiles and trucks, all within sight of one of
the largest poplar trees in Guilford County.
In addition to live music on the newly-built stage at the
renovated Barn, demonstrations and presentations included
Mike Atchison (blacksmithing, which was Gene Stafford’s
grandfather’s profession); Randy Everett (chainsaw carving);
Mike Hill (Indian artifacts); Dennis Maness (Revolutionary
War-era living and cooking); and Tim Thompson (speaking on
Revolutionary and Civil War encounters in the area). A Civil
War encampment was also held on the grounds.