The 2010 Festival included
a host of activities, ranging
from hayrides and live
Persimmon pulp and puddings
were on sale, as well as other
persimmon uses such as fudge,
2010 Festival Activities
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, cider and iced tea.
More than 20 arts & crafts vendors offered pottery,
paintings, photography, jewelry, canned goods, books,
decorated gourds 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
blacksmithing, which was Gene Stafford’s grandfather’s
profession; chainsaw carving; Indian artifacts;
Revolutionary War-era living and cooking; and chats on
Revolutionary and Civil War encounters in the area. A Civil
War encampment was also held on the grounds.