Antique Tractor, Truck, Gas Engine Show to return for 25th year

Staff Reports • Updated May 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM

The Wilson County Antique Power Association will hold its 25th annual Antique Tractor, Truck and Gas Engine Show on May 21 at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. 

Gates will open at 8 a.m. Due to Wilson County Expo Center construction, the main entrance will be closed. Those attending may enter the show at the Fiddlers Grove entrance, which is about ¼-mile east of the main entrance and between Peyton Road and the main entrance. Signs will be placed to guide attendees. 

The show will feature exhibits of antique tractors, gas engines, antique trucks, farm implements, corn meal grinding, blacksmithing and sawmilling. Several activities are scheduled throughout the day for all ages. 

Children’s activities will include a needle in the haystack contest and kiddie tractor pull for children 8-12. 

A parade of power, which allows owners to parade their equipment through Fiddlers Grove, will also be featured. Tractor games include a slow race and chain in the box. A skillet-throwing contest will be held for the ladies. Sawmilling and blacksmithing exhibitions will be at various times throughout the day. 

Admission is free, however, donations will be accepted. There is no fee for exhibitors. 

For more information on the show, contact Johnny or Debbie Mitchell at 615-444-6944 or Steve Koons at 615-449-5002. 

The Wilson County Antique Power Association was organized in 1991 and is a nonprofit organization. Its primary function is to promote the collection, restoration, improvement and display of antique agricultural equipment. Anyone interested may join the club.

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