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Inman Farm Heritage Days returns Sept. 15-17

Fayetteville farmer-turned-artist Steven Stinchcomb and one of his paintings he will have for sale at Inman Farm Heritage Days. (Photo by Rick Minter)

Over the past 21 years, Inman Farm Heritage Days on the Minter Farm in the south Fayette community of Inman has become a mix of agricultural-related displays and exhibitions of old-time arts and crafts.

This year, farming meets art at Inman as Fayetteville farmer-turned-artist Steven Stinchcomb has joined the exhibitor line-up.

In his earlier years, Stinchcomb was known for the cantaloupes, collards and other vegetables that he grew on his grandfather’s farm, located near the Speedi Pig and Kroger on the south side of Fayetteville. Later on, he sold daylilies and vegetable plants.

Today, Stinchcomb still maintains Turnipseed Farms on his grandfather’s property, but his latest passion is painting, and he will have some of his latest works on display at Inman Farm Heritage Days on Sept. 15-17.

And it will give him a chance to reminisce with visitors about his days working the soil, which he considers some of the best times of a career that has seen him serve on the Fayetteville City Council and maintain the old clock in the courthouse before it burned and the clock was replaced by an electronic gadget.

“I enjoyed farming more than anything,” he said.

Fayette County residents James Bowlden and Joe Coss in Bowlden’s Model A Truck that will be at Inman Farm Heritage Days. (Photo by Stephanie Adamek)

This year’s show also will feature a Saturday display of Model A Ford cars and trucks as Inman visitors celebrate International Model A Day. Among those bringing Model As to Inman is Fayette resident James Bowlden, whose bright red Model A is featured on the official show t-shirt this year.

And, for the second-straight year, the Parade of Power at noon on Saturday will feature a fly-over by pilot Tony Stein in a North American T-6 from the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing in Peachtree City.

As always, show admission is free but visitors are encouraged to purchase a souvenir program, which helps offset the costs of hosting the show.

For more information, visit Mintersfarm.com, find Inman Farm Heritage Days on Facebook or call 770-461-2840.