September 19, 2007 IMLAY CITY — The horsepower of the past, including the original horse power will be on display this weekend at the 7th Annual Eastern Michigan Antique Tractor and Machinery Show.
All makes, models and colors of antique tractors, machinery and more will be on display at the Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds on Sat. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Some will be put through their paces when it comes time for threshing and saw milling demonstrations.
"It is a fantastic way to show our young people how things were done in the past," organizer Dave Bates said.
Rope making, blacksmithing and fiber spinning will also be demonstrated.
Collectibles, antiques, farm toys, tools and more will be for sale at the show's flea market.
"We're planning on having even more vendors this year," Bates said.
Another popular event making its return is the quilt display. Visitors marveled at the creations of local crafters. Bates said an expert will be on hand to answer questions about the quilts and will be selling kits and patterns.
Pony pulls will be held in front of the grandstands Sat. at 1 p.m. followed by a parade at 2 p.m., both days.
The Country Pride Band will take the stage from 3-5 p.m.on Saturday.
On Sunday, a guest DJ will provide music from 12-3 p.m.
Visitors can also enjoy a pancake breakfast both days.
The show also offers an opportunity, for a small fee, to sell antique tractors, equipment or parts.
Owners of any antique tractors, equipment, trucks and cars are welcome to exhibit free of charge at the show.
Admission is $3 per person.
For more information about exhibiting, vendor space or general information, contact Bates at 688-3780.