The event will highlight cane syrup making in the 1930's as well as offering visitors a representation of the life experienced by a young Jimmy Carter. Demonstrations will include cane stripping, cane squeezing, corn shelling, and blacksmithing. Also, members from the Southwest Georgia Tractor Club and the Pike County Tractor and Engine Club will have antique tractors and engines on display. Representatives from the National Railcar Association will be showing antique rail inspection cars. Plowing with mules and other mule demonstrations will be available, and Earl Carter's Commissary will be open so that visitors may puchase cane syrup and other novelties.
Visitors to the farm will enjoy watching the park staff feed freshly cut sugar cane into a mule-driven cane press. Once the cane is in the press, it then passes through rollers which squeeze and extract the juice. This juice is then boiled down over a hot fire until it turns into the sticky substance known as cane syrup. Cane Syrup Day is free and open to the public.