The 2011 Festival included a
host of activities including
wagon rides and live music.
Persimmon pulp and puddings
were on sale, as well as other
persimmon uses such as fudge,
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muffins, cookies and bread. Details were available on
persimmon history and growing, and attendees took home a
Persimmon Festival T-shirt or hat.
Beyond the persimmon itself, food vendors offered country
foods such as pinto beans, cornbread, barbecue, fried apple
pies, soups, cider and iced tea. Visitors also found products
from Levering Orchard (apples) and Stonefield Cellars wines.
Arts & crafts vendors offering a range of items were on-site,
along with demonstrations from a blacksmith, a
woodworker, a flintnapper and a chainsaw artist.
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, visitors saw Revolutionary War-era living
and cooking; and chats on Revolutionary and Civil War
encounters in the area. We had a children's area with