Tractor show kicks off on Sat.
September 23, 2009
IMLAY CITY — It's that time again for the ninth annual Eastern Michigan Antique Tractor and Machinery Show this Saturday and Sunday at the Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds.
From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, visitors can see all makes, models and colors of antique tractors and other machinery on display; watch threshing and sawmill demonstrations; find a flea market bargain and much more.
"The show has become a fantastic way to show our young people how things were done in the past," organizer Dave Bates said.
Expect to find even more tractors on display and other exhibitors this year Bates said. More are always welcome.
"Shiny or not, we can find room for anything that's old," he said, adding that any equipment, trucks or cars are welcome.
For a small fee, anyone can put their antique tractors, equipment or parts up for sale.
Visitors can also see other farm-related equipment in motion including a threshing machine, sawmill, drag saw, shingle mill, prony brake, Baker fan and more. Rope making, blacksmithing and wool spinning demonstrations are also planned. Beautiful handmade quilts will be on display.
Collectibles, antiques, and farm toys will be for sale.
A tractor parade will wind through the grounds at 4 p.m. on both days.
D.J. Ron Leigh will be playing music and concessions will be served. Stop in for the pancake breakfast served up both morning by the Lions Club.
Flea market vendors are still wanted.
Admission is $3 per person.
For more information about the show or to inquire about being an exhibitor or vendor, contact Bates at (810) 688-3780 or (810) 287-0818.
The event is sponsored by the Eastern Michigan Fair, the Tri-City Times, Greenstone Farm Credit Services and the Al Parsch Oil Company.
All proceeds will benefit the fairgrounds.