A record number of exhibits


Union County Antique Farm Show a success

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times Johnny McKnight makes boards from raw lumber using a portable saw mill Saturday morning during the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds. The portable saw mill was one of the many agricultural displays and activities featured during the Farm Show that provided the public with hours of free entertainment and the opportunity to learn about the various aspects of agriculture, both past and present.


Charles Warner | The Union Times James Jett hammers a still red hot piece of metal into a knife as part of a blacksmithing demonstration Saturday morning during the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds. Blacksmiths taking part in the demonstration showed onlookers how the metal they work with is heated up and then hammered into things like nails, knives, and even spoons. The blacksmithing demonstration one of the many agricultural displays and activities featured during the Farm Show that provided the public with hours of free entertainment and the opportunity to learn about the various aspects of agriculture, both past and present.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Ezra Smith, Trinity Smith, Tre’ Smith, and Noah Grimes are all smiles as they play in the “Corn Pool” at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show. The Corn Pool was for children ages 9 to climb in to and play in and, as in previous years, proved to be quite popular with the children attending the Farm Show. The Farm Show was held Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds and featured a number of agricultural activities and exhibit to entertain both children and adults.


Charles Warner | The Union Times No farm is complete without some pigs and no farm show is complete without them either. These pigs were on display at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show which was held this past Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds. The Farm Show is an annual event which provides the public with the opportunity to enjoy exhibits and activities about agricultural life both past and present.


Charles Warner | The Union Times No machine is more identified with farming than tractors and that’s why these tractors and many others were a major part of the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show which was held this past Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds. The Farm Show is an annual event that provides the public with the opportunity to enjoy exhibits and activities about the various aspects of agriculture including the machines that have been a defining feature of farming for the past century.


Charles Warner | The Union Times When human beings discovered metal and how it could be heated and shaped into a variety of tools the blacksmith came into being. In the thousands of years since, generation after generation of blacksmiths have used fire and hammers to heat and shape metal into things ranging from horseshoes to weapons such swords and knives to eating utensils. The blacksmith’s craft was demonstrated throughout the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show which was held this past Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds. One of those blacksmith’s was Christian Jett who is pictured hammering a nail into a knife.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Corn is a staple of the American diet and can be eaten on the cob or off of it. Did you ever wonder how they get the corn off the cob? This picture tells you how they did it in the old days using a hand cranked shelling device like this one to get the kernels off the cob and into the bucket below it. Pictured here is Noah Grimes shelling some corn as Cole Sigmon of the Three Horse Milling Company looks on. Shelling corn was one of the popular attractions at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show which was held this past Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Quilting has a long history stretching back several thousand years and practiced in societies throughout the world, including America. Quilts have been made in America since colonial times and were for centuries a big part of farm life and that’s why quilts like these were on display at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds this past Saturday.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Ted Travers of Adventures In Art Wood Carving uses a chainsaw to begin the process of carving a sculpture during the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds this past Saturday. Travers was one of the craftsmen who displayed and, in his case, produced examples of their work for those attending the Farm Show.


Charles Warner | The Union Times This cross was one of the works of Ted Travers of Adventures In Art Wood Carving that was on display during the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds this past Saturday. In addition to displaying his work, Travers also produced it during the show, a process that included using a chainsaw.


Charles Warner | The Union Times These wooden spoons were among the craft and other items on display and for sale at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds this past Saturday. The Farm Show is a free event which gives the public the opportunity to enjoy displays and activities related to agriculture.


Charles Warner | The Union Times The harnessing of steam power initiated a series of changes that transformed the world and in its day antique steam engines like this one played their part in helping along that transformation. This steam engine was on display at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds this past Saturday. The Farm Show gives the public an opportunity to view not only aspects of modern agriculture but also the past and get a glimpse of things that shaped farm live in those days, setting the stage for those things that continue to shape it.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Music has been a part of farm life since human beings first learned to make musical instruments and use them to entertain themselves and, in social settings, others. One of the most popular forms of music associated with rural life is bluegrass and that was the music that was performed Saturday during the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds.


Charles Warner | The Union Times We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that the owner of this tractor is a big fan of the Clemson University Tigers. It was one of many tractors at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds this past Saturday, but it’s safe to say it more than stood out among them.


UNION — The combination of perfect weather, a record number of exhibits, good music, and plenty of other activities made the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show a success.

The Union County Antique Farm Show is a free event held each year at the Union County Fairgrounds and, in year’s past, has featured a variety of agricultural activities to entertain both children and adults. This year’s show, which was held this past Saturday, was no different except that it had even more to offer those in attendance than it’s predecessors. Those additional offerings together with the weather helped draw a large number of people who, according to one of the show’s organizers, greatly enjoyed the show.

“Saturday went real well,” Farm Show Committeeman Alan Owens said Monday. “We had a record number of exhibits, around a hundred including sixty-four tractors and approximately 15 cars.

“We had a good crowd of people enjoying the show,” he said. “Everybody I talked to said they had a good time. They were bragging on it.”

The Farm Show provides the public with the opportunity to view, take part in, and enjoy exhibits and activities that give them a glimpse into farm life, both past and present. This year’s show featured many types of agricultural machinery, both modern and antique, including a steam engine, a portable saw mill, and, of course tractors.

Owens said that the large number of antique tractors together with the weather helped attract the large turnout for this year’s show.

“We had a lot of antique tractors here,” Owens said. “The weather was absolutely beautiful.”

In addition to the farming equipment on display, there was also a “Corn Tub” filled with kernels of corn that children ages 9 and under could play in; a blacksmithing demonstration; a hand cranked corn shelling machine; food, crafts, and other vendors; a livestock display; live Bluegrass music; and an artist who used a chainsaw to carve statues out of wood.

Owens said the success of this year’s show means that there will definitely be another Antique Farm Show next year.

“We’re looking forward to an even bigger and better show next year,” Owens said.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Johnny McKnight makes boards from raw lumber using a portable saw mill Saturday morning during the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds. The portable saw mill was one of the many agricultural displays and activities featured during the Farm Show that provided the public with hours of free entertainment and the opportunity to learn about the various aspects of agriculture, both past and present.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_1682.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Johnny McKnight makes boards from raw lumber using a portable saw mill Saturday morning during the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds. The portable saw mill was one of the many agricultural displays and activities featured during the Farm Show that provided the public with hours of free entertainment and the opportunity to learn about the various aspects of agriculture, both past and present.

Charles Warner | The Union Times James Jett hammers a still red hot piece of metal into a knife as part of a blacksmithing demonstration Saturday morning during the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds. Blacksmiths taking part in the demonstration showed onlookers how the metal they work with is heated up and then hammered into things like nails, knives, and even spoons. The blacksmithing demonstration one of the many agricultural displays and activities featured during the Farm Show that provided the public with hours of free entertainment and the opportunity to learn about the various aspects of agriculture, both past and present.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_1688.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times James Jett hammers a still red hot piece of metal into a knife as part of a blacksmithing demonstration Saturday morning during the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds. Blacksmiths taking part in the demonstration showed onlookers how the metal they work with is heated up and then hammered into things like nails, knives, and even spoons. The blacksmithing demonstration one of the many agricultural displays and activities featured during the Farm Show that provided the public with hours of free entertainment and the opportunity to learn about the various aspects of agriculture, both past and present.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Ezra Smith, Trinity Smith, Tre’ Smith, and Noah Grimes are all smiles as they play in the “Corn Pool” at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show. The Corn Pool was for children ages 9 to climb in to and play in and, as in previous years, proved to be quite popular with the children attending the Farm Show. The Farm Show was held Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds and featured a number of agricultural activities and exhibit to entertain both children and adults.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_1703.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Ezra Smith, Trinity Smith, Tre’ Smith, and Noah Grimes are all smiles as they play in the “Corn Pool” at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show. The Corn Pool was for children ages 9 to climb in to and play in and, as in previous years, proved to be quite popular with the children attending the Farm Show. The Farm Show was held Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds and featured a number of agricultural activities and exhibit to entertain both children and adults.

Charles Warner | The Union Times No farm is complete without some pigs and no farm show is complete without them either. These pigs were on display at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show which was held this past Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds. The Farm Show is an annual event which provides the public with the opportunity to enjoy exhibits and activities about agricultural life both past and present.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_1693.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times No farm is complete without some pigs and no farm show is complete without them either. These pigs were on display at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show which was held this past Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds. The Farm Show is an annual event which provides the public with the opportunity to enjoy exhibits and activities about agricultural life both past and present.

Charles Warner | The Union Times No machine is more identified with farming than tractors and that’s why these tractors and many others were a major part of the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show which was held this past Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds. The Farm Show is an annual event that provides the public with the opportunity to enjoy exhibits and activities about the various aspects of agriculture including the machines that have been a defining feature of farming for the past century.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_1723.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times No machine is more identified with farming than tractors and that’s why these tractors and many others were a major part of the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show which was held this past Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds. The Farm Show is an annual event that provides the public with the opportunity to enjoy exhibits and activities about the various aspects of agriculture including the machines that have been a defining feature of farming for the past century.

Charles Warner | The Union Times When human beings discovered metal and how it could be heated and shaped into a variety of tools the blacksmith came into being. In the thousands of years since, generation after generation of blacksmiths have used fire and hammers to heat and shape metal into things ranging from horseshoes to weapons such swords and knives to eating utensils. The blacksmith’s craft was demonstrated throughout the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show which was held this past Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds. One of those blacksmith’s was Christian Jett who is pictured hammering a nail into a knife.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_1695.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times When human beings discovered metal and how it could be heated and shaped into a variety of tools the blacksmith came into being. In the thousands of years since, generation after generation of blacksmiths have used fire and hammers to heat and shape metal into things ranging from horseshoes to weapons such swords and knives to eating utensils. The blacksmith’s craft was demonstrated throughout the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show which was held this past Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds. One of those blacksmith’s was Christian Jett who is pictured hammering a nail into a knife.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Corn is a staple of the American diet and can be eaten on the cob or off of it. Did you ever wonder how they get the corn off the cob? This picture tells you how they did it in the old days using a hand cranked shelling device like this one to get the kernels off the cob and into the bucket below it. Pictured here is Noah Grimes shelling some corn as Cole Sigmon of the Three Horse Milling Company looks on. Shelling corn was one of the popular attractions at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show which was held this past Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_1708.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Corn is a staple of the American diet and can be eaten on the cob or off of it. Did you ever wonder how they get the corn off the cob? This picture tells you how they did it in the old days using a hand cranked shelling device like this one to get the kernels off the cob and into the bucket below it. Pictured here is Noah Grimes shelling some corn as Cole Sigmon of the Three Horse Milling Company looks on. Shelling corn was one of the popular attractions at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show which was held this past Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Quilting has a long history stretching back several thousand years and practiced in societies throughout the world, including America. Quilts have been made in America since colonial times and were for centuries a big part of farm life and that’s why quilts like these were on display at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds this past Saturday.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_1714.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Quilting has a long history stretching back several thousand years and practiced in societies throughout the world, including America. Quilts have been made in America since colonial times and were for centuries a big part of farm life and that’s why quilts like these were on display at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds this past Saturday.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Ted Travers of Adventures In Art Wood Carving uses a chainsaw to begin the process of carving a sculpture during the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds this past Saturday. Travers was one of the craftsmen who displayed and, in his case, produced examples of their work for those attending the Farm Show.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_1727.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Ted Travers of Adventures In Art Wood Carving uses a chainsaw to begin the process of carving a sculpture during the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds this past Saturday. Travers was one of the craftsmen who displayed and, in his case, produced examples of their work for those attending the Farm Show.

Charles Warner | The Union Times This cross was one of the works of Ted Travers of Adventures In Art Wood Carving that was on display during the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds this past Saturday. In addition to displaying his work, Travers also produced it during the show, a process that included using a chainsaw.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_1729.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times This cross was one of the works of Ted Travers of Adventures In Art Wood Carving that was on display during the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds this past Saturday. In addition to displaying his work, Travers also produced it during the show, a process that included using a chainsaw.

Charles Warner | The Union Times These wooden spoons were among the craft and other items on display and for sale at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds this past Saturday. The Farm Show is a free event which gives the public the opportunity to enjoy displays and activities related to agriculture.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_1737.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times These wooden spoons were among the craft and other items on display and for sale at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds this past Saturday. The Farm Show is a free event which gives the public the opportunity to enjoy displays and activities related to agriculture.

Charles Warner | The Union Times The harnessing of steam power initiated a series of changes that transformed the world and in its day antique steam engines like this one played their part in helping along that transformation. This steam engine was on display at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds this past Saturday. The Farm Show gives the public an opportunity to view not only aspects of modern agriculture but also the past and get a glimpse of things that shaped farm live in those days, setting the stage for those things that continue to shape it.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_1720.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times The harnessing of steam power initiated a series of changes that transformed the world and in its day antique steam engines like this one played their part in helping along that transformation. This steam engine was on display at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds this past Saturday. The Farm Show gives the public an opportunity to view not only aspects of modern agriculture but also the past and get a glimpse of things that shaped farm live in those days, setting the stage for those things that continue to shape it.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Music has been a part of farm life since human beings first learned to make musical instruments and use them to entertain themselves and, in social settings, others. One of the most popular forms of music associated with rural life is bluegrass and that was the music that was performed Saturday during the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_1738.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Music has been a part of farm life since human beings first learned to make musical instruments and use them to entertain themselves and, in social settings, others. One of the most popular forms of music associated with rural life is bluegrass and that was the music that was performed Saturday during the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds.

Charles Warner | The Union Times We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that the owner of this tractor is a big fan of the Clemson University Tigers. It was one of many tractors at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds this past Saturday, but it’s safe to say it more than stood out among them.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_1715.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that the owner of this tractor is a big fan of the Clemson University Tigers. It was one of many tractors at the 15th Annual Union County Antique Farm Show at the Union County Fairgrounds this past Saturday, but it’s safe to say it more than stood out among them.
Union County Antique Farm Show a success

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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