Heritage Farm Fest celebrates old-time values in northeastern North Carolina — the farming, fishing, forestry, family life and the military of 50 years ago and beyond. It starts with an antique tractor parade, which ends at Holmes High School, where the festival is held. At the free festival you'll see antique vehicles and tractors, horses and buggies and other antique displays. In the heritage village you'll see demonstrations of old-time crafting, quilting, blacksmithing, moonshining, sheep shearing, butter and lard making and more. If you're lucky, you'll catch the cracklin'-making demonstration and get to have a taste of this most Southern of farm-fresh foods. Horse and buggy rides are offered throughout the day. The event is held on a Saturday around the first weekend in June.