Officials of the Antique Farm Equipment Expo, Inc., an organization of antique farm tractor and machinery collectors, announced they will host the World's Expo of Antique Farm Equipment at the Air Expo Grounds in Ankeny, Iowa, July 1-3, 1999.
The Expo is planned to be the largest antique farm tractor and farm equipment show in the United States. Over 2,000 antique tractors and implements are expected during the three-day exposition.
Other scheduled events will include an antique tractor pull, antique tractor auction, daily field demonstrations, daily tractor parades, pioneer farm crafts, model tractor displays, restoration clinics, a farm toy show, and children's events. Hundreds of vendors will offer a wide range of merchandise to the Expo crowd, from antique tractor parts to toys and merchandise as well as a wide variety of crafts. All these events will be seasoned with country music entertainment and a variety of farm-style foods.
Sponsors of the Expo to date are John Deere, NationsBank, and WHO Radio.
Proceeds from the Expo will be used to assist a Foundation in the promotion of the preservation and restoration of farm tractors and equipment.
Lyle Kreps has been named the Expo Manager with offices at 7662 Hickman Road in Des Moines (515) 727-1369 or (515) 331-7901.