Friday, June 29, 2018

Greenville Farm Power of the Past

It’s time for the 19th 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 5th through Sunday, July 8th.

The Schedule of Events include:
    • Horse & Mule Fun Days in the Horse Arena All Day
    • Flea Markets and Food Concessions All Day
  • THURSDAY All Activities
  • FRIDAY All Activities
    • 1:00 – 3:00 Quilting in the Fine Arts Building
    • 7:00 DCTPA July Classic Truck & Tractor Pull ($5.00 Grandstand admission charge)
  • 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
    • 8:00 Music by The Thien Snipps
  • 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
This year the feature tractor and equipment companies are Case and Oliver. There will also be tractors by John Deere, Minneapolis Moline, Cockshutt, and Allis Chalmers, to name a few. Last year over 400 tractors were on display. We are pleased to be hosting the Summer Show of the Buckeye Oliver Collectors Club. This year’s feature gas engine is Michigan Built Gas Engines. This does not refer to a company by that name, but to the over 50 different companies who manufactured stationary gas engines between 1890 and as late as 1940. These engines powered everything from machine shops to washing machines in the days before electricity.

The Oil Field Engine Society has been a regular guest at our shows and this year we are highlighting oil field engines and giving the group special recognition. Their members always enjoy running those large engines and sharing their knowledge of these engines.

The Cast Iron Seat Collectors Association members will be exhibiting their unique collections of cast iron seats, tool boxes, planter lids, mower lids, drill ends, windmill weights, and other cast iron items. This is the first time for this national group to have their Summer Meet in Ohio.

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 tree-shaded 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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