Friday, June 30, 2017

Greenville Farm Power of the Past

It is almost time for the 18th Annual Greenville Farm Power of the Past Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Show at the Darke County Fairgrounds. This year’s show dates are Thursday, July 6th through Sunday, July 9th.

The Schedule of Events include:

Horse & Mule Fun Days in the Horse Arena (new this year)

THURSDAY All Activities

FRIDAY All Activities

1:00 – 3:00 Quilting in the Fine Arts Building
7:00 DCTPA Truck & Tractor Pull (Grandstand admission charge)
7:00 Bluegrass Music by Berachah Valley

SATURDAY All Activities

10:00 Antique Tractor Pull (free Grandstand)
10:30 Tractor Cruise Sponsored by Darke County Farm Bureau
1:00 – 3:00 Quilting in the Fine Arts Building
2:00 Kiddie Tractor Pull (top of Coliseum)
3:00 Tractor Parade in front of the Grandstand
4:00 Pony Pull in the Horse Show Arena
4:00 Kiddie Coin Scramble in the Straw following the threshing demonstration
6:00 Draft Horse Pull in the Horse Show Arena
6:00 WOGTPA Garden Tractor Pull in front of the Grandstand

SUNDAY Some Activities

9:00 – 1:00 Car Show & Cruise In
9:15 Church Service in the Fine Arts Building with music by The Faithful Sons

Every year a different tractor manufacturer is featured, but this year the overall feature is Lesser Known Classic Tractors. Generally, these are tractors that were manufactured by a company that went out of business or the company was purchased by another company. Sometimes these tractors are also referred to as “oddballs and orphans.”

This year’s feature gas engine is Ohio Built Gas Engines. This does not refer to a company by that name, but to the over 200 different companies who manufactured stationary gas engines between 1890 and as late as 1940. Of local interest is the Wogaman Brothers Company of Greenville, Ohio.

Greenville Farm Power of the Past is pleased to host the national summer shows of three different groups: The Custom Tractor Collectors 25th Anniversary Show, The Empire Tractor Club National EXPO, and the B.F. Avery Collectors National Summer Show. Each of these tractors have unique characteristics and contributed to the mechanization of agriculture.

Admission is $5.00 per day per person or a membership/show pass is $10.00 per person. Kids ages 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Check out our website at or on Facebook for more information.

Come on out to the Darke County Fairgrounds to see a large display of tractors, gas engines, farm tools of the past, Chainsaw Carving, some equipment in operation, the large flea market, and enjoy some delicious food. We hope to see you there!

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