“Anson Ag Events at Taste of the Pee Dee”

— Written By Janine Rywak and last updated by

Three popular events from the Anson Ag Expo & Fair will be held as part of the Taste of the Pee Dee Festival this year. Plan now to mark your calendars to come visit and watch, or better yet, participate.

Since the annual ag event is changing locations for this year, space will be limited. So plans are the hold the Kiddie Tractor Pull, Creative Squash Challenge and Local Foods Bake-Off on Saturday, October 11 in uptown Wadesboro.

Youth weighing under 72 pounds are eligible to compete in the pedal tractor competition, racing for show ribbons and toy tractors. Youth ages 2-16 can also compete in the Creative Squash Challenge by decorating and crafting a unique creation from any squash variety.

Adults have their own event in the bake-off, by baking an item for competition made from a local food item. Youth categories are broken into divisions, while the bake-off is a single class. Winners will be awarded ribbons and prize money.

Guidelines and competition rules for these events will be available soon on the web and Facebook event page. Be on the lookout for more postings at anson.ces.ncsu.edu and the 2014 Anson Ag Expo & Fair Facebook page.

While we hate to lose these events from our regular line-up, we are pleased to be able to still offer them during the Taste of the Pee Dee Festival. Plan to come out and enjoy the fun. Celebrate agriculture in Anson!