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Celebrate Wake County's rural roots at Farm Fest

Oak View County Park | image: Wake County Parks & Rec

This weekend offers a chance to take a step back in time and celebrate farm life at Historic Oak View County Park’s Farm Fest.

Previously known as Heritage Day, County Parks & Recreation staff hope residents will "bring the whole family out for a fun-filled day and a look back at Wake County's rural and agricultural history."

From farm animals and antique equipment and cars, to traditional crafts and historical lawn games, Oak View Farm Fest has what can be expected at an old-timey county fair. The event is this Saturday, October 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park, located at 4028 Carya Drive in Raleigh.

Kids are invited to participate in the Farm Photo Challenge. Those who snap a photo at all five locations listed on the event program and show the photos to a staff member will receive a special prize.

Other features include:

• Agricultural exhibits
• Live music
• Horse-drawn carriage rides
• Cane pole fishing
• Pony rides
• Face painting
• Food vendors

Parking is available at the NC Cooperative Extension, 4001 Carya Drive, or Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Drive. Visitors can walk to the park or catch a ride on the wagon that will be shuttling people back and forth.

For more information, call Historic Oak View County Park at 919-250-1013 or visit