The Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County’s show grounds located at 1653 Ridge Road, Vienna, Ohio 44473 will be the site of the 2016 annual summer tractor show beginning August 19 and continuing through August 21.
This years show will feature Ferguson, Massey Ferguson, and Massey Harris tractors. Harry Ferguson was the inventor of the 3-point hitch called originally the “Ferguson System”. In 1938 Ferguson made a “handshake” deal with Henry Ford to have the 3-point hitch installed on the Ford tractors being produced at that time. In 1947 Henry Ford’s Grandson officially terminated the “handshake agreement”. After this Harry Ferguson began producing his own line of tractors.
Massey and Harris companies were both major manufacturers of harvesting machinery in Canada. Daniel Massey founded the Newcastle Foundry and Machine Manufactory in New Castle, Ontario in 1847. When the firm was taken over by Daniel’s son the company was renamed Massey Manufacturing Co.
1891 found the merge of the Massey Manufacturing Co. with the A. Harris, Sons & Co.. This became the Massey Harris Co. In 1953 the company merged with the Ferguson Co. to become Massey-Harris-Ferguson. The company became Massey Ferguson in 1958.
The weekend events start out at noon on Friday with members only tractor games. A members-only garden tractor pull will take place at 2:00 PM. The first Chinese auction drawing will be held about 4:00 PM. At 5:00 PM until sold out, a delicious Swiss steak dinner will be served consisting of Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, dessert, and beverage. Cost will be $10 for adults and $6.00 for children.
Saturday’s activities begin at 9:00 AM with a members only garden tractor pull followed at 10:00 by a Parade of Power. For your entertainment, the Family Pride Band will perform at 11:00 AM on the stage. At 1;00 PM get ready to watch garden tractor pulling by the Ground Pounders LLC pulling club. Winners of Saturday’s Chinese auction will be drawn about 4:00 PM.
Join us Sunday at 9:00 AM for our outdoor church service. Conducting the service will be Dan Schall of Dan Schall Ministries of Zelienople, Pa.
The Red Dust Mountain Boys will perform on the stage at 11:00 AM. Sit back and enjoy their toe tapping music. A members only antique tractor pull will take place at 1:00 PM for a little friendly rivalry. The final Chinese auction drawing will be held at approximately 4:00 PM after which will be the drawing for the John Deere lawn tractor raffle.
Food will be available for purchase on the grounds including breakfast served each day from 8:00 till sold out consisting of pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, tea or orange juice. The Club’s famous bean soup will also be available along with other tasty items.
Ladies, we haven’t forgotten you. There will be many vendors with handcrafted items as well as direct sales reps. So come out and enjoy shopping while your husband looks at the tractors. It’s not too early to do some Christmas shopping! You’ll find some unique items here for that special someone.
There will be a working sawmill and a bale loader doing demonstrations throughout the weekend. Weather permitting, there will be a cruise-in of the Antique Truck Club of America, Penn-Ohio Chapter and various car clubs on Saturday.
Admission is $3.00 on Friday or free with a donation of a bag of non-perishable food items for the Warren Family Mission. Saturday and Sunday’s admission is $5.00.
For more information contact Terry at (330) 442-2430. Vendor information call Linda at (440) 693-4687.