Good turnout for farm show


Event offered variety of activities and exhibits

Staff Report



Derik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Union County High School student and FFA member Cheyenne Fraley shows off a chicken she raised.


Derik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Blacksmithing exhibitions are an annual tradition for the Union County Antique Farm Equipment Show.


Derik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Simple Times Farm provided donkey carriage rides at the event.


Derik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Wood carving is also a popular exhibition at the annual farm show.


Derik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times The dried corn pool was brought back to this year’s show for children to enjoy.


Derik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Livestock was exhibited in the Union County 4-H barn.


UNION — The 13th annual Union County Antique Farm Equipment Show was held this past Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds.

The show included numerous activities and exhibits including livestock exhibits, blacksmithing, Amish buggy rides, woodcarving, farm animals, woodworking tool collections, antique tractors, Union County 4-H shooting sports, row crops, a quilting exhibit, an “Old Homestead” display, and a corn pool.

This year’s show also included a special ceremony to honor veterans, as well as soap box derby races, a display about the history of railroads and a beef cattle showing (demonstration and exhibit).

One highlight of the annual event is the Parade of Power, in which many of the antique tractors on display are driven in a parade, and each tractor is announced to spectators.

There were also several contests at the event, including drawings each hour, on the hour, for a whole turkey, chickens, pork loin, a whole ham and a whole beef tenderloin. There were also a kids peddle tractor pull and an ugly tractor contest.

One of the organizers of this year’s event — Allen Owens — said Thursday the show went real well and drew a large crowd.

“We felt like it went real good,” Owens said. “We had quite a variety of antique tractors, different models, different styles. We had a real good crowd, especially in the morning. We think it went real well and we’re looking forward to a bigger and better one next year.”

Derik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Union County High School student and FFA member Cheyenne Fraley shows off a chicken she raised.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_DSC_1174.jpgDerik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Union County High School student and FFA member Cheyenne Fraley shows off a chicken she raised.

Derik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Blacksmithing exhibitions are an annual tradition for the Union County Antique Farm Equipment Show.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_DSC_1186.jpgDerik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Blacksmithing exhibitions are an annual tradition for the Union County Antique Farm Equipment Show.

Derik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Simple Times Farm provided donkey carriage rides at the event.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_DSC_1181.jpgDerik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Simple Times Farm provided donkey carriage rides at the event.

Derik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Wood carving is also a popular exhibition at the annual farm show.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_DSC_1194.jpgDerik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Wood carving is also a popular exhibition at the annual farm show.

Derik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times The dried corn pool was brought back to this year’s show for children to enjoy.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_DSC_1196.jpgDerik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times The dried corn pool was brought back to this year’s show for children to enjoy.

Derik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Livestock was exhibited in the Union County 4-H barn.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_DSC_1178.jpgDerik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Livestock was exhibited in the Union County 4-H barn.
Event offered variety of activities and exhibits

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