SNOW HILL – On the first Saturday in August for the past 18 years, Snow Hill’s downtown has been the site of a beloved agricultural festival, the Blessing of the Combines.
This year’s blessing is set to take place Aug. 6 on Green Street in Snow Hill from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. but vendors open as early as 9 a.m. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to claim parking.
The Parade of Combines is slated to begin at 11:15. Then, a “throttle thrust” in which all the combine operators rev their engines to the maximum before cutting them off simultaneously marks the beginning of the festival.
Steve Hales, former Clerk of Circuit Court for Worcester County and Snow Hill native, will return this year as Master of Ceremonies.
The Snow Hill High School Junior Marine Corps ROTC will present the colors to begin the program.