It is lots of fun for everyone.
The 27th Annual Hill Country Antique Tractor & Engine Show will be making plenty of noise with the sounds of antique tractor engines cranked up Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 in Fredericksburg, Texas. The big event will be held at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds, just two miles south of Fredericksburg on State Highway 16.
Some of the antique farm machinery on display will be totally restored and some will be fully operating, as well.
The show starts at 8 a.m. both Friday and Saturday. Admission is $6 for adults, and children under12 get in free. Or, you can get a two-day pass for the whole weekend event for just $10. Parking is free.
The Tractor Pull will be conducted by HWH Pulling Sled Inc., which has a self-propelled sled. The show also will include exhibits of antique tractors and antique engines, along with an antique tractor parade. Farm machinery demonstrations and featured operations of large engines also will be part of the show.
Visitors also can see a real blacksmith shop.
"Bingo," the Longhorn, will make the show on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to noon and there will be opportunities for photos with the Longhorn.
For the young folks at the show, the event will include a children's pedal-powered tractor pull.
To make getting around the show ground easier for visitors, tractor rides to get show goers from one location to the next will be provided.
As an extra treat, some of the Massey-Harris tractors of famed collector Bill Wurster will be on hand. Wurster grew up in northeast Illinois, and was exposed to the Massey-Harris factory in Racine, Wisconsin, just a few miles from his dad's farm. After school, one of Bill's first jobs was in Antioch, Illinois at the largest Massey-Harris dealer in the United States, where he worked his way up through the ranks.
The show is sponsored by the Hill Country Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club.
For more information on the show, you can call 830-990-8551 or go to the website at www.rustyiron.org.