With quilting demonstrations, corn cultivation and a stationary hay baler, the event will showcase the techniques and processes that farming families relied on before modern technology.
John Lowrey, owner of Lowrey Farms, said the expo is a fun family event that serves as a learning experience to preserve the time-honored traditions and customs of agricultural life.
“It’s just about preserving the past so the younger generation can learn from it and learn that life wasn’t always all computers and cell phones,” Lowrey said. “Years ago people really had to work to survive and this is what they had to go through to put food on the tables.”
The expo will also feature a collection of antique tractors and farm equipment. Lowrey said along with his father’s collection of equipment featured in the Great Valley Exposition Museum, the Gordon County Antique Engine and Tractor Club will be on site to showcase several antique tractors. Lowrey also said the expo invites any and all classic cars to be displayed for the crowds on Saturday.
The expo is planned at Lowrey Farms, 2416 Turkey Mountain Road N.E., on Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entrance and parking are both free, but Boy Scout Troop 118 will be accepting donations for its assistance with parking.
Homemade peach ice cream and other concessions will be available for sale throughout the expo.