By Lena Mitchell | NEMS Daily Journal Corinth Bureau
CORINTH – Next weekend’s Farm and Machinery Show, a first for Alcorn County, features well-known celebrities and events to appeal to a wide audience.
From 9 a.m. Thursday to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Crossroads Arena, farmers, gardeners and tractor lovers will be able to indulge some of their favorite pastimes, said event spokeswoman Cindy Davis.
Featured guests include the Garden Mama from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, broadcasting her regular weekly program live on SuperTalk radio 94.3 in Corinth and 102.9 in Tupelo. She’ll demonstrate planting techniques, soils and other issues, as well as sign books and greet visitors after her program.
At 10 a.m. RFD TV’s Machinery Pete will participate in the Dewitt Auction Company’s multimillion dollar used equipment auction of tractors, large lawn mowers, gators, antique tractors and more. Machinery Pete television producers will also be videotaping his participation for airing on a future episode of his show.
More than 50 vendors also have signed up and will have booths of all types, Davis said.
Agriculture experts from Mississippi State University, as well as agriculture industry specialists will have demonstrations on “anything and everything to do with farming and machinery,” she said. Food concessions also will be available.
The event is sponsored by Trigreen Equipment of Corinth, Dewitt Auctions of Sikeston, Mo., and the Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Alcorn Farm and Machinery Show
• When: 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
• Where: Crossroads Arena, South Harper and Levee roads, Corinth (Highway 45 at Harper Road exit)
• Cost: Free and open to the public
• Special events: Garden Mama 8-10 a.m. Saturday; Machinery Pete 10 a.m. Saturday for auction
• For more information: (877) 987-8687; www.alcornfarmmachineryshow.com; www.dewittauction.com; Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.corinth.net or (800) 748-9048 or (662) 287-8300 for information on hotel accommodations, restaurants and more.
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