Jun
28
Fri
2019
IL – Sandwich Tractor Parade @ Sandwich Fairgrounds
Jun 28 @ 18:30
IL - Sandwich Tractor Parade @ Sandwich Fairgrounds

The Sandwich Early Day Engine Club will be hosting a tractor parade through town on Friday night prior to the 48th annual show on Saturday.

Leaving from the Sandwich Fairgrounds around 6:30.

We would love to have you join us on your tractor or just come out and watch.

For more information:
sandwichengineclub@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/sandwichengineclub/
815-354-5549

Jun
29
Sat
2019
IL – Sandwich Early Day Engine Club Annual Show @ Sandwich Fairgrounds
Jun 29 all-day
IL - Sandwich Early Day Engine Club Annual Show @ Sandwich Fairgrounds

Featuring: John Deere engines and tractors

Antique Trucks, Tractors, Engines
Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pull
Farm Toy Show (Vendors wanted, Indoors)
Flea Market (Vendors wanted)
Corn Shelling with Sandwich 6 hole sheller
Food Onsite

For more information:
sandwichengineclub@yahoo.com
815-354-5549

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Jun
30
Sun
2019
IL – Sandwich Tractor Ride @ Sandwich Fairgrounds
Jun 30 @ 08:30
IL - Sandwich Tractor Ride @ Sandwich Fairgrounds

The Sandwich Early Day Engine Club will be hosting a 25 mile tractor ride on Sunday after our 48th Annual Show (Saturday).
All are welcome to bring a tractor and participate.

Time: Leaving the Fairgrounds at 8:30 AM

Contact Roger for more details at 815-498-2515
sandwichengineclub@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/sandwichengineclub/

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Jul
18
Thu
2019
OH – The Miami Valley Steam Threshers Association @ Past Time Park
Jul 18 – Jul 21 all-day
OH - The Miami Valley Steam Threshers Association @ Past Time Park

Located in the beautiful Pastime Park in Plain City, Miami Valley Steam Threshers 70th Annual Show and Reunion will feature Oliver. You will be able to enjoy not just our large display of tractors, steam and gas engines, but also watch them being used in our demonstrations throughout the day. Nightly entertainment includes tractor games, lawn mower pulls, a grand parade through downtown, steam engine spark show and tractor/truck pulls, all included for $5 admission.

IL – 57th Will County Threshermen’s Antique Tractor, Steam Engines & Gas Engine Show @ Spies Farm
Jul 18 – Jul 21 all-day
IL - 57th Will County Threshermen's Antique Tractor, Steam Engines & Gas Engine Show @ Spies Farm

This is a wonderful family event. You will learn about antique steam engines. You will get to see tractor pulls, how farm equipment is really used in past and present times.

You can shop for new and antique items. Activities for the children.

Those who attend the Will County Threshermen’s Association Show can expect to be transported back to yesteryear. Steam engines, antique gasoline tractors, gas engines, antique automobiles, and other machines provide a working testimonial to the genius of previous generations.

A typical day on the show grounds begins with the clank of scoops. Like their historic counterparts, today’s engineers are building coal fires in the fireboxes of their steam engines. Soon, smoke is trailing skyward from a dozen smokestacks. One by one, engineers turn on their blowers, and the hiss of steam assists the draft. Before long, iron flywheels revolve, and the first engine chuffs forward from its berth in the overnight line-up. Its great driver wheels carry the steamer softly across the turf.

Perhaps the engine is going toward the water wagon or the coal pile, but it may be ready to belt to the fan that tests the engine’s power or to the sawmill. In the vicinity of the parade route are antique automobiles glistening in the early sunshine. Their owners have ensured that not so much as a fingerprint mars the waxed surfaces of their vehicles. Further on stand the concessions with the aroma of coffee drifting on the morning breeze. In the shade of venerable oaks rest gasoline engines of every size, color, and description. Within the hour, several of them will contribute their snappy exhausts to the symphony of sound.

The vendors in the flea market are carefully lifting the plastic sheets that have covered and protected their wares overnight. They greet passersby with friendly conversation. Along the sloping hills stand row on row of antique tractors. Most are gasoline fired, but a few burn kerosene. The tractors comprise an open-air museum of working machines. In a few hours, many of them will take part in the tractor pull. Many also will demonstrate plowing in a field close by.

Nearby, an Avery Yellow Fellow thresher and at least one other separator stand by, ready for their crews to arrive. When a proud steam engine is belted to the Yellow Fellow, thus powering it, the pitchers toss bundles of wheat into the thresher’s mouth, the straw rains down from the windstacker, and the clean grain pours into a wagon. Spectators are treated to a memorable scene.

The nearby corn sheller portrays another important facet of America’s agricultural past. By the time the steam engines blow their whistles to announce that it is the noon hour, the showgrounds are alive with motion. Horses pull wagons loaded with families. In the shade of the oaks, people gather to eat lunch (available on the grounds) while all around them are the sights and sounds of another era–an epoch that nostalgic writers term “the good ol’ days.”

After the parading, the threshing, the corn shelling, the saw milling, the tractor pulling, and the plowing, the day settles gently into evening. Possibly a steam engine will conclude the festivities by burning sawdust while working on the fan, thereby providing a spark display at dusk.

The Will County Threshermen’s Association is pleased to present four full days of such entertainment with lasting educational value for all. The show is small enough to offer a friendly, stress-free atmosphere while large enough to provide a comprehensive view of America’s rural legacy.

Jul
27
Sat
2019
MI – Allen Community Day @ Allen Community Day
Jul 27 all-day
MI - Allen Community Day @ Allen Community Day

Tractor Show starts at 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Trophies and door prizes awarded. Food and entertainment on grounds. Plenty of things going on come and spend the day.

Aug
24
Sat
2019
WV – Shinnston Frontier Days Tractor Show @ Corner of Pike and Main Street
Aug 24 all-day
Aug
29
Thu
2019
IA -Midwest Old Threshers Reunion @ Midwest Old Threshers
Aug 29 – Sep 2 all-day
IA -Midwest Old Threshers Reunion @ Midwest Old Threshers

Visit the Reunion

“Where Memories are Made” From steam engines, antique cars and trucks, tractors, gas engines, and horses. Maybe your memories are the great food from the North Village to the Log Village or learning how to square dance over at the dance barn. Whatever your memories are this is the place “Where Memories are Made”, Make plans now to enjoy the history of the past at the 2019 Midwest Old Threshers Reunion August 29th thru September 2nd in Mount Pleasant

Sep
27
Fri
2019
IN – Annual Fall Harvest Festival @ Sunset Hill Farm County Park
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day

Our Fall Harvest Festival is a great event to have fun with the whole family! Lots of live demonstrations including a steam powered sawmill, threshing, shingle making, corn shelling, and field demonstrations. We have a market now featuring members of Indiana Grown. We have a kids area and a kiddie tractor pull, antique cars, trucks, and military vehicles and plenty of food and shade available!

Mar
18
Wed
2020
IA – Gathering of the Green @ RiverCenter
Mar 18 – Mar 21 all-day
IA - Gathering of the Green @ RiverCenter

The 2020 Theme is “It’s Fair Time!” The Gathering of the Green Conference will include informative technical workshops, lively entertainment, a full vendor hall, interactive and amazing displays, knowledgeable and entertaining speakers, tours at several John Deere factories, various farms, private collections, and more. Girls Gather too! 2020 will include more opportunities for workshops for the women and expanded hospitality.

Registration for Conference and Tours opens October 1, 2019
Hotel reservations available now. See website for hotel listings.
For questions on the 2020 Conference, please email:
info@gatheringofthegreen.com or call/text Gathering Information at 563-845-3298.

Be Part of the 2020 Displays!

Planners seeking John Deere equipment from the 1930s – 1970s. (Including associated lines, such as Brillion, Heider, and/or Letz, etc.) Must be willing to bring items to Davenport on March 15-22, 2020. Please contact Ed Vieth at edvieth52@hotmail.com or 563-271-3551.