The Burton Street Community Association will be commemorating and celebrating the 4th year of the revival of the 1st Regional Agricultural Fair initiated and hosted by E. W. Pearson in 1913. This first Regional Agriculture Fair drew crowds in the thousands which included black and white attendees. The Agriculture Fair was first held in the historic Burton Street Neighborhood.
The 4th Agriculture Fair is being held on Friday, August 30, 2013 from 6PM to 9PM and Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 10AM-8PM at 143 Burton Street in West Asheville.
The Agriculture Fair will kick off on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6PM in the Burton Street Community Center with a program remembering the vision, determination and love of community that E. W. Pearson our founder exemplified. We will continue to honor his legacy of working towards a culture of sustainability.
Saturday, August 31, 2013 festivities will begin with a parade at 12PM. The parade will begin at top of Burton Street and end on the field behind the Burton Street Center. There will be food/ Art & craft vendors, demonstrations “From Garden to Preserving in the Mason Jar”, Community /Garden Tours, Blue Ribbon competition, children’s activity area, live music by local artist and various tournaments.
The Burton Street Agriculture Fair is being presented by the Burton Street Community Association and Co-Sponsored by the City of Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Division and WNC Alliance.
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