MONROE – The Wild Turkey 5K Trail Run and Walk will kick off the Union County Heritage Festival on Sept. 21.
Participants are encouraged to come dressed in their best wild turkey costume, which starts at 8 a.m. at the Union County Agricultural Center, 3230 Presson Road. The festival will follow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Participants may choose to run or walk on a course that winds through gardens, native woodland and country fields. They’ll circle through Jesse Helms Park and return to finish beside the Master Gardeners’ greenhouse.
The event benefits the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue.
Visit www.mastergardenersunioncountync.org/heritage-festival for details.