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Cancelled and Postponed 2020 Farm Shows and Swap Meets

View of the Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club show

The following organizations have cancelled or postponed their events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will update the list as we receive more info:

  • Heritage Park of North Iowa has cancelled their June show.
  • Pennsylvania Maytag Collectors Club has postponed their June show.
  • Marshall County Antique Power has cancelled their June show.
  • Coolspring Museum Expo for June is canceled.
  • Rough and Tumble Historical Association Kinzers, PA — Tractor Pull June 27, cancelled.
  • Williams Grove Historical Engine Association, Mechanicsburg, PA, Train show July 18-19, cancelled; they don’t know about the August 30 show yet.
  • National Threshers Assn, Wauseon, OH — June 25-28, cancelled
  • Tuckahoe Steam and Gas, Easton, MD — 46th Annual Steam Show and Tractor Pull, July 9-12, cancelled.

  • Sandwich Early Day Engine Club, Sandwich, IL — June 27th-28th, 49th Annual 2020 Show canceled including; Oliver Tractors and Air-Cooled Engines, Tractor Parade and Ride.
  • Shenandoah Valley Steam, Berryville, VA, July 24-26- cancelled
  • Rough and Tumble Historical Association Kinzers, PA — John Deere days July 24-25, cancelled.
  • Kreiner/Loomis Antique Gas Engine, Tractor, Auto Show has cancelled their July 26-28 show.
  • Meriden Antique Engine show-Meriden, KS, July 17-19 cancelled, they are still planning their Sept show
  • Farm Heritage Days, Greenville, IL , July 24-26, cancelled.
  • Waterloo Boys of SE Pennsylvania, Kinzers, PA — July 24-25, cancelled. 
  • Sherry Tired Iron Show, Sherry, WI — July 25, cancelled.
  • Scott-Carver Threshers, Jordan, MN — 58th Annual Harvest Festival July 31- Aug. 2, cancelled. 
  • IH Club — The Red Power Round Up for 2020 that was to be held in June in Huron, South Dakota, has been postponed to August 8-10, 2020.
  • Rough and Tumble Historical Association Kinzers, PA — 72nd Annual Thresherman's Reunion August 12-15, cancelled.
  • Northwest  Michigan Engine Threshers (Buckley Old Engine show), Aug 13-16, is cancelled.
  • Pioneer Power Association, Le Sueur, MN — Aug 28-30, cancelled. 
  • Historic Prairie Village, Madison, SD — Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree August 27-30 2020, cancelled.
  • Historical Construction Equipment Association, Concordia, KS — Old Equipment Exposition August 28-30, cancelled. 
  • Midwest Old Threshers Reunion, Mount Pleasant, IA — September 3-7, cancelled.
  • Western Minnesota Steam, Rollag, MN, Sept 4-7, is cancelled.
  • Somerset Steam and Gas, Somerset, VA — September 11-13, cancelled.
  • Carstens 1880 Farmstead, Shelby, IA — 38th Annual Carstens Farm Days Show Sept. 12-13, cancelled except chicken dinner.
  • Stockbridge Tractor Show, Stockbridge, MI Sept. 25-27, cancelled.
  • Franklin County Antique Engine Show — Brookville, IN, cancelled.
  • Arizona Flywheelers has cancelled their October 30-31 show.
  • Florida Flywheelers Fall Show — Ft Meade, FL, cancelled.
  • Northeast Indiana Steam Gas Assn. — Aug 13-15th tractor show cancelled

While we try to keep up with all the current cancellations and rescheduled dates on this blog, you can also check out our Show Directory site for the latest info.

The Simple Stitch Series

A Simple Stir book cover

Whether at A Simple Stitch browsing the new selection of yarns or at Slipknot Farm, spending a day in the country at the Homestead, Eliza will make you feel right at home among friends and family. Join the journey and try a favorite recipe while you are here.

A Simple Stitch: A Common Thread, A Simple Stitch: A Time to Mend, A Simple Stir: A Memory Served (84 recipes, full-color cookbook) written by Deb Obermeier.

All available through website, Amazon and all online booksellers. |

2020 Gathering of the Green

John Deere tractor

Join fellow John Deere tractor and equipment enthusiasts at the 11th Gathering of the Green, March 18-21, 2020, in Davenport, Iowa. Registering includes private/early access to vendors, a special welcome event, access to the closing banquet, souvenir conference program and more than 75 workshops – 26 new in 2020!

Register online at For more information, email

Interstate Woodworks Beeswax Paste

Interstate Woodworks Beeswax Paste logo

Interstate Woodworks Beeswax Paste is an all natural, non-toxic wood finish made from 100 percent pure beeswax and mineral oil. Hand mixed in small batches it refreshes dried-out cutting boards and wooden spoons, and adds new life to old faded wooden finish. Easy to apply, penetrates and buffs to a velvety soft sheen. Use Beeswax Paste on any woodworking project. Also makes a great metal lubricant!

Made in the U.S.A. Search "Interstate Woodworks Beeswax Paste" on eBay and Etsy.

Email for more information!

Inaugural Pre-War Masterpieces Consignment Auction

Case steam engine
This 110hp Case steam engine will be steamed up and in the plowing field before auction day. Photo courtesy Nixon Auctioneers.

Come to the inaugural Pre-War Masterpieces Consignment Auction, Nov. 15-17, 2019, at the Kansas Star Casino, 777 Kansas Star Dr., in Mulvane, Kansas. Among the highlights are a 110hp Case, Twin City 27-44 and several classic automobiles.

To consign a piece of equipment, call Nixon Auctioneers at 1-800-535-5996. For lodging, call (316) 719-5000 to reserve a room.

2019 Half Century of Progress Show

Make plans now to attend this year's Half Century of Progress Show in Rantoul, Illinois, Aug. 22-25. The Half Century of Progress Show allows visitors to experience what farming and agriculture was like 50 years ago with live demonstrations, attractions and fellowship.

Planned are sanctioned tractor pulls on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, daily field demonstrations and daily parades. All brands are welcome.

Admission is $15 a day or $30 with a multi-day pass. Children 12 and under are admitted for free. You can view a detailed schedule on the show website.

Contact information
John Fredrickson: (219) 863-1270
Russell Buhr: (217) 621-3442
Carl Vandevender: (765) 860-7983
Chuck Stelter: (217) 497-7686
J.C. Reitmeier: (217) 841-8842


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