More than 10,000 came to the iconic Laurinburg property for a good time looking at relics of yesteryear and a glut of festival foods.
Leslie Clarkson her husband and two daughters were at the festival Saturday and reported having a blast.
"It's been wonderful," Clarkson said.
Clarkson, who lives in Moore County, says this has been her first excursion to the annual festival, though she's wanted to come for years.
"We came to let our girls experience some of the history of what farm life lis like," she said.
The excitement of her daughters made the half-hour trip worth it, she said.
Rebecca Blue, festival chair, said food and fun drew large crowds to the grounds around the John Blue House, which was built in 1890 and fashioned after a steam-boat.
"I think it went very well," Blue said. "We were real pleased with the turnout on Saturday."
Blue says "perfect weather" made the day all the better.
"The sky was beautiful," she said. "It was sunny the entire time. It was warm with a gentle breeze."
Attendance was also helped by coverage by live coverage on Friday of vendors preparing for the event by Channel 15 WPDE, a Myrtle Beach based television station.
"We were delighted an honored that they felt this would be a good place to come," she said.
A surprise performance by the aptly named "The Accidentals" on Sunday made this year's festival all the more memorable, Blue said.
"People just loved them to death," she said.
The Accidentals is an all-female a capella group based at the College of William and Mary that was performing in Myrtle Beach on Saturday.
When planning their trip, they saw they'd pass near Scotland County on their way back to school and volunteered to perform free of charge.
There was some uncertainty on if the group could make it to the festival, so Blue stayed tight-lipped about The Accidentals.
Another event also drew a number of participants.
The Olde Timey Fair had all manners of entries, according to Juanita Bowen.
The annual crafts competition ran the gamut on entries, with items ranging from homemade jams to an apron crafted from pillowcase and table cloth, and a host of other unique creations.
She was excited to see the same number of entries as last year with a number of first-time participants.
Bowen was disappointed with the level of participation from younger crafters.
"We used to have a lot of youth," Bowen said.
The number of participants from ages 5 to 18 have trailed in recent years, however, and the organizers have yet to find a way to increase the number of youth entries.
Blue ribbons were awarded to: Betty Oxendine, Carol Lee, Mary Stone, Hiram Jones, Patricia Evans, Everette Grooms, John Gay, Alan Stewart, Sharon Fisher, Myra Stone, Connie Cooper, Georgia Dye, Levern Allen, Sarah Evans, Peggy Jones, Shirley Bledso, Sandy Robbins, Sharon McKinnion, Kitty Baum, Mary K. Allen, Cynthia McNeil, Vera Covil, Patsy Delk, Sally Gardner, Aubrey McDonald and Murphy Ragsdale.
Youth blue ribbon winners were: Alec Houg, Hannah Ammons, Jonathon Hall, Hannah Chavis, Sydney Freeman, David W. Chavis and Amyra Dial.