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By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email

RAY CITY, GA (WALB) - Ray City turns 100 this year, and a special event this weekend may make you feel like your back in the olden days.

The fourth annual Plow Day Festival starts Saturday at noon with a parade of antique tractors and cars through the city.  Afterwards, visitors will get the unique experience of seeing old-time plowing equipment used in a field.

The festival will have plenty of food, live bluegrass music, and even a stand-up comedian.

"This equipment was used back in the late 20's, early 30's and 40's. A lot of people haven't had the chance to see this actual equipment being worked in the field," says Greg Harrell, Plow Day founder.  "They can come out and see it. A lot of people have never seen mules plow. They can come out and see the mules plowing in the fields and stand right beside them as they plow."

The event is free, and not all of it is old-fashioned.  There will be a Nascar simulator for those who prefer a more modern-day thrill.

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