28th annual Heritage Syrup Festival comes to Henderson this weekend

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One day out of the year Henderson’s history comes alive through the Heritage Syrup Festival.

“Syrup making is a dying art and there are children who have no clue how syrup was made back then and it used to be a community event, the community would come together once a year and i guess that’s what we’re doing right now,” Depot Museum Director Vickie Armstrong said.

She said visitors can also see folk artists, broom making, saw mill demonstrations and antique tractors.

“People can see the way the tractors came you know like how they started out and the way they are today, how simple they were, they were easy to work on back then you could fix them with a pair of pliers and a bailing wire,” Antique tractor club member Don Reynolds said.

Each year the fest brings tourism.

“Our restaurants, our hotels, motels, gas stations, it’s an economic impact on Henderson and that’s one reason why we started it,” Armstrong said.

When visitors are done seeing the sights at the Depot Museum they can head downtown.

“You can get on a hay ride shuttle and go to downtown which is more venders and more entertainment, more shopping and it’s a day filled with fun, history and education,” Armstrong said.

The event is Saturday, November 12th from 9 am to 5 pm.

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