Carstens Farmstead

SHELBY — Another annual event has been cancelled for this year: The Board of Directors for Carstens 1880 Farmstead considered the event, normally held in early September, and decided postponing Farm Days for 2020 until Sept. 11-12, 2021.

Board President Mel Hursey of Shelby said, “We looked at a lot of things before we decided to postpone the show,” adding “We know that the Farm Days Show brings folks from all over, and we decided to keep things as safe as we could by postponing.”

Hursey said the health of Farm Days show attendees, both old and young, were a concern that they wanted to keep a priority.

One part of the event will be held. The Staley’s Chicken Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 12 will be held at the farm, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Those attending are asked to maintain social distancing. “Tables will be added so there will be more room for the crowd,” he said. The annual dinner draws about 300 people.

Hursey encouraged those interested to “be sure to check for COVID-19 updates and the farm on our web site,” adding that as Public Health information was updated, Carstens board members will adjust plans as needed.

“As we look forward in these times, we thank the community, the exhibitors and our volunteers for the continuing support of Carstens 1880 Farmstead,” he said.