McDonald Artisan Farm
April 24, 2016
Yesterday we attended McDonald Artisan Farm’s Art & Antique Fair. It was a beautiful day for an outdoor event such as this. They seemed to have thought of everything to make the event a success. Vendors with handmade crafts, local eateries and businesses displaying their goods, local restaurants and food trucks, really great music, and activities for the kids! Admission was only $3 for adults, kids were free! $3 for the music alone was a bargain! No parking fee!
The farm is a 72 acre farm in Southern Pines, NC. I was able to talk with Brandon McDonald while visiting briefly yesterday and asked him what the event was all about and what he is doing and hopes for the farm for the future. He said that their goal is to “bring back the family farm and get kids and families outside”. I love it! The fair is the first of it’s kind and appears to be a new tradition starting for the family farm.
The shop is cozy beautiful!
Of note is the store located in the house at the front of the property; if you read their website it states they hope to have it open to the public on a regular basis although hours are not yet posted.
Live music all day Thanks to Willie’s lunch box!
We enjoyed listening to the music and looking at all of the local goods as well as touring the shop. Definitely keep an eye and ear out for this event next year, “like” and “follow” their Facebook page: McDonald Artisan Farm so you’re sure not to miss the next event.
When I find out more about this awesome farm I’ll be sure to share with you. My kiddos enjoyed digging in the dirt and eating some italian ice and frozen bananas. It was a nice few hours outdoors enjoying the day.
Treasure Hunters was a fun new area to dig for "treasure" burried in the red clay sand. I squirmed at letting them do this but they were already sweaty and gross so oh well, right? It was quite the racket they had going too. $5 to dig in some dirt for nothing really, I think one of them found a red piece of thread. The proceeds went to a church so I didn't feel all bad about the seeming waste of money.
It was a great day at the farm. It was nice to see people from the community and listen to some music.