Mountain State Fair Special Edition
The Mountain State Fair booth will have staff available only on the weekends this year. The booth will be located in the Davis Arena crafts area, next to the main door to the arena. Susan DeCatsye will be the department staff member managing the booth for the first weekend, and Susan and I will both be at the Fair the second weekend. New Agritourism directories will be available for visitors. If you are coming to the fair, please bring a stack of brochures for the booth!
Thanks to the following ANA members from the West and West Central districts for sponsoring the booth: Jamie and Amy Ager, Hickory Nut Gap Farm; Lola and David Coston, Coston Farm; Bill Carson, The Orchard at Altapass; Marilyn Cade, Mountain Farm; Thad and Eddie Taylor, Big Ridge Tree Farm; Dewayne Ward, Smokey Mountain Wedding Farm and Winery; John and Karen McEntire, Peaceful Valley Farm; Meghan Baker and the Watauga Co. Christmas Tree Association; Will Johnson, Johnson Insurance Services; Skipper Russell, Seasonal Produce Farm; Todd and Reba McInnis, Ijames Heritage Farm; Bill Young, Young Acres Tree and Boxwood Farm; Rick Parker, Mary L Farm; and Joseph and Catt Redcloud, Sacred Circle Farm and Nursery.
Volunteering to help staff the booth on Saturday afternoon, September 6, are Todd and Reba McInnis, Ijames Heritage Farm, and Thad and Eddie Taylor, Big Ridge Tree Farm will be there for shifts on Friday, September 5 and Sunday, September 7.
A big thank you to these ANA members for their support and assistance in helping us spread the word about how agritourism can help farmers increase their income and preserve their farmland.