Saturday, May 26, 2018

Hudson Mills Old Power Club holding Antique Tractor Show on June 1-2-3
    The Hudson Mills Old Power Club is holding its 27th Annual Antique Tractor Show this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (June 1-2-3) at the Fowlerville Fairgrounds.
   The event offers a variety of activities that are designed to be family friendly and historically informative.
  “This is our third year at Fowlerville,” said Jason Verbison, president of the club. “Before coming here, the event was held at the Hudson Mills Metro Park in Dexter.”
  There will be three days of tractor pulls with modified tractors competing on Sunday. “We range from 50 to 150 tractors showing up,” said Verbison. 
    New this year is a Garden Tractor Pull, put on by the Webberville FFA Alumni and scheduled for Sunday.
   Gas engines, many of them dating to the early 20th Century, will also be on display. “We’ll have working demonstrations showing how this early farm equipment was used,” he added. “We’ll show how an engine, using a belt, was used to saw wood. There’ll also be antique machines powering corn and feed grinders.”
    Garden Tractors and the Antique Tractors will also take part in several games, including ‘Push a Barrel.’ A Kids Pedal Pull, meanwhile, is planned for Saturday.
   In addition, the event features a Flea Market and Swap Meet, Arts & Crafts, a Bake Sale, Classic Cars & Trucks, a 50-50 Drawing, and an Oil Raffle sponsored by Corrigan Oil. Other highlights include a Kids Barrel Train that will provide rides to the younger attendees.
   Food and refreshments will be available as well.
   The show is open on Friday from noon to 8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to dusk, and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry to the event is $5 per vehicle.
     The club has around 65 members who reside in Livingston County and surrounding communities. Verbison is a second-generation member. “My father, John, is one of the founding members.”
   The club, he added, was started by Joe Chevalier who is still active. 
    Later this year, an Antique Tractor Pull will be put on by the club for two days during the Labor Day weekend at the Fowlerville Fairgrounds. The club is also putting on the Pumpkin Pull at the Munsell Farms Farm Market, 6850 Mason Road, Fowlerville, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7.

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