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Farm Heritage Day is Saturday at Indigo Farms

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Saturday is Farm Heritage Day at Indigo Farms, with a farmyard full of planned activities.

Events kick off at 9 a.m. with hayrides that will roll when enough people fill the wagon. The day-long activities will continue until 4 p.m.

All-day farm exhibits include indigo dyeing and its history, paper-making, weaving and master blacksmith Meck Hartsfield.

Walter Hill and the Horry County, S.C., Museum will demonstrate a 1915 vertical engine and 1920s gristmill.

The Waccamaw Tractor Club will be exhibiting some of its restored tractors.

Other highlights include horse-drawn demonstrations and sugar-cane syrup-making.

Stockpig racing is scheduled at approximately 10 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

There will also be pony rides, pick-your-own pumpkins and corn-shelling (for small fees), and a hay maze.

Visitors will enjoy viewing Indigo Farms’ scarecrows, a corn-stalk tepee and animals including pigs, sheep, horses, goats, a hinny and various fowl.

Other October activities at Indigo Farms include tours Oct. 8 through Nov. 16.

Indigo Farms’ annual Pumpkin Day is Saturday, Oct. 20, with old farm games, music, pig races, hay maze and more hay rides, pumpkin-painting and pick-your-own pumpkins.

Night-time hayrides are available during October at Indigo Farms through advance reservations.

Indigo Farms is at 1542 Hickman Road Northwest (State Highway 57) and straddles the North Carolina-South Carolina state line.

For more information, call Indigo Farms at 287-6794 or log onto www.indigofarmsmarket.com.