The 47th Annual Antique Power Exhibition sponsored by the Historical Engine Society
was held July 28-30 on the grounds of the Century Village Museum in Burton, Ohio. We decided to make the 50-minute drive to visit because 1) I love old tractors and farm equipment and 2) our daughter-in-law Lilla and her friend Cristen Magree were selling their beautiful artwork and jewelry as vendors.
Saturday was the first full day of the show, but figuring the place would be packed and wanting to avoid a scheduled downtown parade of tractors, we opted for Sunday. That turned out to be a great idea; we arrived just after 10 a.m. to find easy parking and no crowd to speak of. We also learned, via Lilla's brother Iain, that the Saturday parade had been canceled; instead, it was to take place today. Since we were already inside the gates, that was fine with us - and many of the photos I took are of the tractors as they left the grounds to make their way around the Burton town square and back.
My favorite tractor, for the record, was the small red Farm-All; my dad had a Farm-All garden tractor back home on the farm.
Before we left, we both got a couple of goodies from Lilla and Cristen; then it was a return home by way of the Hot Dog Shoppe in Warren, Ohio, where we had a couple of dogs to keep our stomachs quiet till dinner.