All makes, model and colors of tractors will be on display this weekend at the Eastern Michigan Antique Tractor and Machinery Show.
September 24, 2008
IMLAY CITY — This weekend the Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds will come alive with the 'putt, putt' of old tractors and buzz of sawmills for the eighth annual Eastern Michigan Antique Tractor and Machinery Show.
The gates open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
"The show is a great opportunity for people to learn about equipment used generations ago," organizer Dave Bates said.
"It's a good learning experience for kids who attend with their grandparents. It's something you don't see everyday."
All makes and colors of antique equipment, trucks, care and miscellaneous items will be on display. Exhibitors are welcome to show off their prized possessions at no charge. For a small fee, owners can enter their tractors, machinery or parts in the 'For Sale Row.'
New this year, Bates said, a Prony Break and Baker Fan will also be on hand for enthusiasts to see.
Always popular demonstrations include threshing, the sawmill, shingle mill, drag saw and rope making. Wool spinning, weaving and quilting demonstrations are also planned.
A pancake breakfast will be served both mornings.
Vendors will also be selling their wares and Blankies for Alzheimer's will have a display. Indoor and outdoor space is still available for vendors and crafters to rent at a reasonable rate, Bates said.
All activities are handicap accessible.
For more information about the show or to rent vendor space, contact Bates at (810) 688-3780.