The 9th annual Hobgood, North Carolina Cotton Festival drew a significant number of people to the small town that is located on the outskirts of Halifax County. This event was meant to highlight the area's revitalization and agricultural heritage, according to The Daily Herald.
Johnny Spruill, a 71-year-old Oak City resident, was one of many visitors to enjoy the line of antique tractors and used farm equipment, as he noted that it brought back many memories of days on the family farm, reported the news source.
"I used to work an old John Deere tractor," Spruill told the Herald. "I made $1 a day in 1947. That was pretty good money back then."
The Cotton Festival had many events for local families, as there was a horseshoe tournament, local food and fare, children's races and a variety of tractor shows and competitions, according to the news site.
Hobgood has held the annual event as a way to inform residents and visitors of the significant impact of agriculture on the area and people, as the tow has several agricultural exhibits, the town's website reported.