The Acorn Festival will take over the small town of Four Oaks this weekend. The annual event, which was held in May in previous years but now takes place in September, returns this weekend for the 27th year.
All the downtown shops and restaurants will be open with lots of great specials and discounts to celebrate the day.
Children will take over the spotlight of the festival at 10 a.m. That’s when the Children’s Parade will take to the streets of the Johnston County town. The parade will be from Four Oaks Elementary School to town hall.
“All children are welcome to bring their bikes, scooters, skates, pedal cars, small electric ride toys and such to walk or ride down Main Street. Children’s rides will be $1 each or $5 for an unlimited ride armband.
An Antique Tractor Show will offer displays and demonstrations at The Grove and on Railroad Street. The area will also feature approximately 20 vendors displaying their wares along with children’s rides and games. It ends at 5 p.m.
Local entertainment includes Wade Hill, Land O’Glory, Riversong Trio, Martin Davis Band, Jackie Gore and Charlie Barbour.