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Food, Contests In Store At Annual State Farmers Market Festival

Posted July 8, 2004 11:15 a.m. EDT

— Farm sounds will help celebrate the summer bounty in Raleigh Thursday.

The annual

State Farmers Market Festival

runs from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Festival games begin with a corn shucking showdown at 11:30 a.m.; a farm animal sound contest at noon and a corn eating contest at 12:30 p.m.

There are cash prizes for winners. As usual, there will be plenty of free corn and watermelon to enjoy.

The State Farmers Market is located on Lake Wheeler Road.