Antique Tractor and Equipment Show
When: All day Saturday
Where: Corner of Clark's Bridge Road and U.S. 129 in Clermont
The North Hall High School FFA and alumni chapter will hold its annual Antique Tractor and Equipment Show on Saturday.
Rain or shine, the event will be in full swing right across the way from Clermont Day festivities. And there is something of interest whether you are 8 or 80.
"We anticipate having several vendors there Saturday. We are expecting a gentleman to be there boiling peanuts and another with a portable grist mill producing and selling fresh corn meal, " said Denise Conner, one of the event organizers.
"One of the students in Mr. Sutton's ag class is expected to be there with her family selling the fresh honey that they gather and market. Another student makes things like lamps and desk accessories from old horseshoes, and he is donating something for the silent auction we will be holding."
And you surely won't go hungry. Conner said the school chapter will be holding a cake walk with sweets that they or their families have baked, and the alumni chapter will have a concession stand with hamburgers, hot dogs and cold drinks.
"We are planning on having a horseshoe pit set up for people to play - not for prizes or anything but just for fun," Conner said. "We expect to have some tractor games.
"We are planning a series of slow races, the object of which is to be the last tractor to cross the finish line without your tractor actually stalling out. This can take a while as some of the tractors are pretty old and run very slowly, even when they are running full speed."
Never been on a tractor? No problem. There will be tractor rides and wagon rides and Conner said several of the exhibitors will participate in the Clermont Day parade.
"We will have an FFA member doing face painting, and there will be random drawings for door prizes held throughout the day," she said. "During the morning, and again in the afternoon, our 2009-10 chapter president, Cody Savage, and his group will be singing. Cody does a pretty fair likeness of Johnny Cash, and we are real proud of him and his sister, Carlee."
The FFA welcomes all antique tractors and equipment. There is no entry fee and there are no show prizes.
"We will be there rain or shine."