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Farmers Day starts Friday with Hanna Park concert

CHINA GROVE — The annual Farmers Day festival kicks off Friday and continues until Saturday night.

This year’s event will include a concert on Friday in Hanna Park. On Saturday, vendors, performers and thousands of people will fill downtown China Grove.

The Friday concert will include Emily Minor, a North Carolina native who competed on American Idol. Minor will perform from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Hanna Park. Downtown businesses are scheduled to be open at the time but vendors are not.

Saturday’s festivities start at 9 a.m. with an opening ceremony on the main stage. Bands and other groups will perform throughout the day. Street dancing starts at 7 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled to start at 10 p.m.

The main stage will be located across from The Family House. The main stage schedule is as follows:

• Opening ceremony from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

• Efird Family from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

• Dimension Dance Arts from 10:30 a.m. to 11: a.m.

• Idle Time Band from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Matt Stratford Band from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

• Gump Fiction from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Pushh from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

• Y Service Club Drawing from 6:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

• Summer Daze and street dance from 7 pm. to 10 pm.

• Fireworks at 10 p.m.

The Hanna Park schedule is as follows:

• First Baptist Praise Band from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

• Little Mr. and Miss Farmers Day Contest and Teen Queens, Miss Rowan County Ashley Sacks and Miss Rowan County’s Outstanding Teen Briley LaFollete from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

• 9Day Trip from 11 a.m. to noon

• Southern Style Cloggers from noon to 12:30 p.m.

• Back Creek Bluegrass Band from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

• Patrick Rock from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

• Zach Lundlam Band from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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