The 26th annual Farm Days, sponsored and organized by the Morrow County Antique Tractor and Equipment Association, will bring an original and unusual theme this year, home built tractors and equipment and all makes of Hit and Miss Engines.
The event will take place August 7, 8th and 9th, 2015 on the Morrow County Fairgrounds, kicking off at noon, Friday, August 7.
Organizers have scheduled a wide range of family oriented events both at the grandstand, the small stage, the Pavilion and the grounds.
One highlight will be the annual consignment sale held Saturday at 10 am when antique tractors, machinery and equipment and all farm related items will be sold.
As the feature this year, there will be a display of home built tractors and equipment. An example is the “Doodle Bug” built by Dwight Murphy president of the association.
There will be a coloring contest, pedal pull, and a toy show for the youngsters. New this year will be a petting zoo sponsored and hosted by the Mount Gilead FFA. Youngsters will also enjoy the standards, the milking contest, kids’ coloring contest, face painting and free pumpkin- vine railroad train rides.
The grandstand features include antique tractor pulls, a lawn mower demolition derby, pickup truck and car figure 8, an antique tractor rodeo a slow race and the antique tractor parades, one at the grandstand and the finale at the small stage. There will be several demonstrations including the popular threshing.
The pie bake off contest will be held Sunday. Pies must be brought in by 12:30 pm to the pavilion. Judging is at 1pm and the pies will be auctioned at 2 pm. The raffle drawing will be held at the same time.
Visitors will find many craft stands and flea markets and food concessions all three days.
Small stage entertainers include the popular Country Travelers, Black Diamond Blue Grass and the Carol Ault Dance Factory and Joanne’ Country Cloggers.
A church service will be held Sunday morning at 9 am at the small stage.
A draft horse, pony, mule and mini horse show will be held both Saturday and Sunday west of the Draft Horse barn. The Morrow County Historical Society will host the log house Saturday and Sunday.
Admission to the event is $3 and children 12 and under are admitted free.
Officers of the MCATEA are Dwight Murphy, president; Larry Welch, vice president; Dawn Frazier, secretary; Nancy Welch, treasurer; Valerie Frazier, reporter and Jim Carroll, chaplain.
Evelyn Long is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.