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Cancelled and Postponed 2020-2021 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.

2020 Cancellations

  • Midwest Old Threshers Reunion, Mount Pleasant, IA — September 3-7, cancelled.
  • Western Minnesota Steam, Rollag, MN, Sept 4-7, is cancelled.
  • Western New York Gas & Steam Engine Association Show, Alexander, New York — September 10-13, 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 potato pickup.
  • Northern Aged Iron Threshing Show, Highbridge, WI — September 19-20, cancelled.
  • Stockbridge Tractor Show, Stockbridge, MI Sept. 25-27, cancelled.
  • Meriden Antique Engine and Threshers Assn. — Fall Festival September 25-26, Meriden KS, cancelled.
  • Franklin County Antique Engine Show — Brookville, IN, cancelled.
  • Florida Flywheelers Fall Show — Ft Meade, FL, cancelled.
  • Gaston Agriculture, Mechanical and Textile Restoration Restoration Cotton Ginning Days — October 9-11, cancelled.
  • South Plains Antique Tractor Assn. Lubbock, TX —  October 10-11, cancelled.

 2021 Cancellations

  • Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club, Fort Meade, FL — "Swap Meet" January 13-16, cancelled.
  • Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Tractor Show, Fort Meade, FL  —  February 24-27, cancelled.

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



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.

debobooks.com | debobooks@yahoo.com

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 www.gatheringofthegreen.com. For more information, email info@gatheringofthegreen.com.

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 bwaxpaste@gmail.com 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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