A lot of folks just know White Cross as the home of Lloydâ€™s Grocery, which still has a free air hose, and Fiesta Grill, one of the finest restaurants ever located in a steel building. (Try the enchiladas molÃ©. Itâ€™s a little sweet, but it grows on you.)
If you want to spend a pleasant evening in White Cross or if you live there and want to catch up with a couple hundred of your neighbors, theyâ€™ll be at the White Cross Recreation Center for the annual tractor pull.
The pull, which is the main way the Rec Center supports itself and its work for the community, is a two-day event. Itâ€™s held Friday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. Admission is $7, with kids under 12 free (thatâ€™s a lot of kids).
If youâ€™re a big tractor fan, the night to go is Saturday, which can get as loud and roaring and full of whoops as anything at the State Fair.
If youâ€™re looking for an honest old-fashioned night of family fun, let us recommend Friday night, which is one of this areaâ€™s finest cultural events. Thereâ€™s the â€œpowder puffâ€ competition where youâ€™ll see wives and daughters and granddaughters revving up the Farmalls and Deeres. And thereâ€™s the pedal pull â€” a real hoot â€” that has everyone cheering as the kids pedal their toy tractors in hopes of taking home the trophy.
The nightâ€™s capped off by a tractor procession of local farmers.
Of course, thereâ€™s â€™cue and dogs, but one word of caution â€” an enormous array of homemade deserts await you at the concession stand.
The center is across from Antioch Baptist Church on the Old Greensboro end of White Cross Road.