‘Farm Days’ to make return to the Morrow County Fairgrounds in August


The 27th annual Farm Days will kick off at noon Aug. 5 at the Morrow County Fairgrounds.

The three day event, sponsored and organized by Morrow County Antique Tractor and Equipment Assoc, Inc. will run

Saturday and Sunday, August 6 -7. Opening night will feature the Morrow County Power Pull, a free grandstand attraction beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The theme tractor is the Oliver and its equipment and all makes of hit and miss engines.

The annual consignment sale will take place Saturday morning at 10 a.m. There is a $3 admission charge.

Other free grandstand attractions include the lawn mower demolition derby and the pickup truck and car figure 8.

Threshing and other demonstrations will be conducted Sunday at 10 a.m.

The Antique tractor rodeo, slow race and the antique tractor parades are other highlights.

The kids’ pedal pull and farm toy show will captivate the youngsters.

The cow milking contest and kid’s coloring contest will run all weekend.

There will be a variety of craft shows. The annual pie bake off contest will be held Sunday at 2 pm followed by the raffle drawing when the first prize will be an Oliver 70 pedal tractor; $75 cash second prize and $50 third prize. Winners need not be present to win.

There will be entertainment on the small stage all three days. The log cabin, owned and hosted by the Morrow County Historical Society, will be open Saturday and Sunday and there will be a draft horse, pony, mule and mini horse show both days.

Admission is $3 and children 12 and under are admitted free.

For more information go to the web site: www.morrowcountytractor.com.

Carol Bartlett | The Sentinel Standing with a 1947 Oliver, the theme tractor at the 2016 Farm Days, are members, officers and trustees of the Morrow County Antique Tractor and Equipment Association, Inc. Top row from left: Michael Squibb, Nick Gerasimof, Larry Welch, vice president, John Powell and Jon Axthelm, trustee chairman Lower row from left: Mack Shepard, Deb Osborne, Jim Carroll, Dwight Murphy, president; Richard Poland, whose father purchased the 1947 Oliver tractor in 1950 from Bean Oliver Sales in Cardington; Faith Jagger, Mike Murphy, Heidi Scherpelz, reporter and Dave Scherpelz.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/07/web1_Farm-Days-preview-2016.jpgCarol Bartlett | The Sentinel Standing with a 1947 Oliver, the theme tractor at the 2016 Farm Days, are members, officers and trustees of the Morrow County Antique Tractor and Equipment Association, Inc. Top row from left: Michael Squibb, Nick Gerasimof, Larry Welch, vice president, John Powell and Jon Axthelm, trustee chairman Lower row from left: Mack Shepard, Deb Osborne, Jim Carroll, Dwight Murphy, president; Richard Poland, whose father purchased the 1947 Oliver tractor in 1950 from Bean Oliver Sales in Cardington; Faith Jagger, Mike Murphy, Heidi Scherpelz, reporter and Dave Scherpelz.

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel

 

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