Chocowinity farm to host Spring Celebration
Published 7:39 pm Thursday, April 2, 2015
CHOCOWINITY — The promise of spring and the joy of Easter will be celebrated Saturday at Raised In A Barn Farm.
Festivities will include live music, an egg hunt, good food and a chance to visit with the Easter bunny, according to Jane Boahn, whose family owns and operates the farm, which is located on N.C. Highway 33 east of Chocowinity.
“We try to create and restore traditions for the community … fun and low cost,” Boahn said of the second annual festival she has dubbed Spring Celebration. “This helps neighbors to get to know neighbors.”
Last year’s event was drenched by torrential rains, but Boahn is hoping for better weather this weekend.
“If rain decides to dampen us a bit, it is expected to be in the morning beforehand,” she posted on the farm’s Facebook page earlier this week. “Regardless, unless major downpours (which are not expected), we will have activities in the barn and under the arena, including music events, until it subsides.”
Admission to the festival is $2 per person, with youngsters two years old and younger admitted free of charge. Entertainment throughout the event, which runs from noon to 4 p.m., includes music by the teen band K-OS as well as a performance by the band Crew 23. Also planned is a mission statement presentation using strongman techniques by Eternal Combustion, according to Boahn.
For an additional five dollars per child, each of whom may be accompanied by one adult at no charge, youngsters can enjoy a hayride with the Easter bunny and an Easter egg hunt. The hayrides are scheduled for 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Folks attending the festivities won’t go hungry, Boahn promised. Local pork barbecue sandwiches, chips, soft drinks, spaghetti plates and baked goods will be sold throughout the afternoon.
The farm store will be open for business, with its shelves stocked with everything from locally made jams, jellies and pickled items to goat cheese and fresh grape juice. Gift items include horseshoe crafts, local photography and pictures frames crafted from reclaimed wood.
One lucky raffle ticket holder will go home with a handcrafted farm table; tickets are $10 each and only 50 will be sold, Boahn said. Other handcrafted furniture will also be offered for sale.
Adding to the festive atmosphere will be a selection of vendors, whose wares include baked goods, skin care products, jewelry and homemade hummus.
And no Easter festival would be complete without an opportunity to have a photo taken with the Easter bunny, Boahn said.
Raised In A Barn Farm opened in the summer of 2013. The business offers produce basket subscriptions packed with local products as well as a produce market. The farm also books parties, weddings and birthday celebrations in its unique setting. Current hours of operation are Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The farm even hosts its own 4-H club, according to Boahn.
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