Saturday, May 25, 2019

Hudson Mills Old Power Club holding Antique Tractor Show at fairgrounds
    The Hudson Mills Old Power Club is holding its 28th Annual Antique Tractor Show this coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (May 31 and June 1-2) at the Fowlerville Fairgrounds.
   The event offers a variety of activities for all ages that are designed to be family friendly and historically informative.
  This is the fourth year the show is being held at Fowlerville. Before changing locations, the event had taken place at the Hudson Mills Metro Park in Dexter.
   The main attraction will be three days of tractor pulls, including antiques, classics, and modifieds. A Kids Pedal Pull, meanwhile, takes place on Saturday, and a Junior and Ladies Pull is planned Friday evening.
    Gas engines, many of them dating to the early 20th Century, will be on display. There will be working demonstrations showing how this early farm equipment was used, including how an engine, using a belt, sawed wood. There’ll also be antique machines powering corn and feed grinders.
      In addition, the event features a Flea Market, a Craft Barn (Saturday only), a Bake Sale,  a 50-50 Drawing, and an Oil Raffle. Other highlights include a Kids Barrel Train that will provide ‘free’ rides to the younger attendees.
    The Livingston Centre Historical Village will be open Saturday and, along with being able to tour the buildings,  there’ll be demonstrations at the Blacksmith Shop.
   Food and refreshments will be available as well.
   The show is open on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to dusk, and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry to the event is $5 per vehicle.
     The club has around 65 members who reside in Livingston County and surrounding communities. 
    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. 5-6.

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