Club Antiques show
moves to Ripley County location
(June 2007) Close to 4,000 visitors are expected
to attend the annual Farming Antiques Related Machinery (F.A.R.M.) Club
Antique Tractor and Engine Show, said organizer Chuck Heck. This years
show, which runs June 22-24, will be held at the Ripley County Fairgrounds
in Osgood, Ind.
The relocation from Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, Ind.,
to Osgood was made because the new site has more buildings, better grounds
and a better location, said Heck. We had a great relationship
with Perfect North for years, but it was time to move on.
He said the response over the move has actually been extremely positive
and overwhelming with excitement because many visitors and club members
actually live in Ripley County, which is basically a farming community.
I am thrilled we have been so well-received.
The show will remain the same as in years past, with one exception;
the spring swap meet and the fall show are now going to be combined
for an annual event to be held every year on the last full weekend in
There will be no general admission charged, although a donations box
will be set up. We wanted to make the show accessible to everyone
who loves this type of event, said Heck. There will be a charge,
however, on grandstand events.
As usual, everything in the show is vintage, dating from the 1950s and
earlier. Hundreds of antique tractors and farm equipment, much of it
from the 1930s and 1940s, will be on display.
There will be working demonstrations with the antique equipment, including
an antique hay baler and an old-fashioned saw mill.
Live entertainment from country and bluegrass bands will perform periodically
throughout the show, including a Friday evening performance by the popular
Tri-Staters Country Band.
There will be several tractor pulls, including a garden tractor pull
during the event.
The Midwest Farm Toy Show will also be ongoing, although it may be smaller
than in years past, and a craft show is shaping up to be huge. Heck
said, We have sold over 200 feet of table space for the craft
show, so visitors will love browsing through that.
Of course there will be a variety of food vendors, and this year a trading
post has been added. Heck said the trading post will be for visitors
that would like to sell something, but dont want to sit and wait.
Instead, for a small commission, the F.A.R.M. Club will sell the item
at the trading post. Heck said any item with a $5 value or more is welcome
to be put in the trading post.
Flea marketers are welcome to participate
in the event. Call Chuck Heck at (812) 926-3654 for more information.
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