UNION — The 13th annual Union County Antique Farm Equipment Show was held this past Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds.
The show included numerous activities and exhibits including livestock exhibits, blacksmithing, Amish buggy rides, woodcarving, farm animals, woodworking tool collections, antique tractors, Union County 4-H shooting sports, row crops, a quilting exhibit, an “Old Homestead” display, and a corn pool.
This year’s show also included a special ceremony to honor veterans, as well as soap box derby races, a display about the history of railroads and a beef cattle showing (demonstration and exhibit).
One highlight of the annual event is the Parade of Power, in which many of the antique tractors on display are driven in a parade, and each tractor is announced to spectators.
There were also several contests at the event, including drawings each hour, on the hour, for a whole turkey, chickens, pork loin, a whole ham and a whole beef tenderloin. There were also a kids peddle tractor pull and an ugly tractor contest.
One of the organizers of this year’s event — Allen Owens — said Thursday the show went real well and drew a large crowd.
“We felt like it went real good,” Owens said. “We had quite a variety of antique tractors, different models, different styles. We had a real good crowd, especially in the morning. We think it went real well and we’re looking forward to a bigger and better one next year.”