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Trumbull County Antique Tractor Show
August 16 - August 18$5.00
On August 16th, 17th & 18th, the Blue and Gray will be invading Trumbull County. No, it’s not the Civil War again. Those are the colors of Ford tractors, the featured tractor of the 25th annual tractor show of the Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County. The show will be held at Club’s show grounds located at 1653 Ridge Road, Vienna, Ohio 44473.
In 1907, Henry Ford produced his first or second experimental tractor. It was powered by a 1905 Model B engine and was called the automotive plow. This led to the production of the first mass produced tractor, the Fordson, in 1917. It was first exported to England to counteract the effect of an enemy blockade of food during World War 1, then introduced to American farmers. The Ford NAA tractor, often called the Jubilee, with the Golden Jubilee logo, was introduced in 1953 to mark the 50 year anniversary of the Ford Company. In 1993 the Ford tractor division was sold to Fiat. Agri.
For some good old fashioned country fun, come out to enjoy the show. There’s something for everyone. There will be vendors with handcrafted items as well as direct sales representatives from various companies. For the kids there’s a bounce house, face painting, crafts and games.
There will be a different basket auction each day with a chance to win some great items including some donated by our vendors. Drawing will be held each day at 4:00 p.m. Winners need not be present.
An added attraction at this year’s show will be a display of equipment from the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Vienna, Ohio. It is the home of the 910th Airlift Wing, an Air Force Reserve Command Unit. An individual will also have a jet engine on display. At announced times this will be started up with a roar.
Friday, tractors will be arriving all day. At 2:00 p.m. watch the members pull their garden tractors just for fun. Stay for a spaghetti dinner starting at 5:00 p.m. till sold out. Donation $8.00
Saturday’s festivities officially start out with a pancake breakfast from 8:00 a.m. till 10:00 a.m. or till sold out. The opening ceremonies will take place at 9:00 a.m. with a Military Color Guard, National Anthem by the United States Air Force and a Military flyover. At 10:00 a.m., the members will once again pull their garden tractors. We can’t leave the kids out of the fun so from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. there will be a kiddie tractor pull for ages 3 to 12. The “Old Guys” big tractor pull will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., the Boy Scouts will be holding a Flag Retirement Ceremony. If you have a United States Flag that is no longer in condition to be flown, please bring it to the show so that it may be disposed of properly. The basket drawing happens at 4:00 p.m. There will be a delicious Swiss steak dinner starting at 5:00 p.m. till sold out. Donation $8.00. From 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., sit back, relax and enjoy the singing of Trumbull County’s own Denise Starr.
On Sunday morning once again there will be a pancake breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or till sold out. Please join us at 9:00 AM for an outdoor church service with Ed Agler. Enjoy the singing of the Saving Grace Group. At 11 AM, make your way to the bleachers in front of the pulling track for the Parade of Power. This activity gives owners the chance to show off their equipment. At noon till about 3 PM the exciting Ground Pounders Unlimited LLC garden tractor pulling club will rev their engines and make the dust fly as they attempt to pull the sled down the track. Things will wind down at 4:00 p.m. with the basket auction drawing and the 50/50 raffle drawing.
If you happen to be hungry during the day we have you covered. Visit the Club’s concession trailer where you’ll find the Club’s famous bean soup and homemade cobblers along with other goodies. Or visit Wendy’s trailer for a hot sausage or Philly cheesesteak sandwich. If you’re looking for a sweet snack to nibble, the NBW (Nothing But Waffles) truck will be here with their made from scratch waffles and funnel cakes and their yummy smoothies.
While at the show be sure to visit our Memories of Yesteryear building located in the NW area of the grounds. Here you’ll see an exhibit of donated and loaned items that were used by our ancestors either in the field, work shop or in the home.
At the South end of the grounds watch a blacksmith as he creates objects by hot and cold forging and hammering on an anvil. Also in this area are a Post Office building from East Orwell, Ohio and a scale house from Lockwood, Ohio. The mail sorting cubbies in the Post Office are from the West Farmington, Ohio Post Office.
If you are interested in joining the Club, memberships will be available at the show. Individual membership is $12.00, family memberships $14.00.
For more info contact Terry (330) 442-2430 Vendor info Linda (440) 693-4687
Alcohol and firearms prohibited. Not responsible for accidents should any occur.