2821 Wilmington Road, Lebanon, Ohio 45036
The 19th annual Clinton County Corn Festival was held in
Wilmington, Ohio on September 6, 7, 8, 1996. The weather was
perfect, no rain, sunny, no humidity and the temperature was in the
high 60s. The tractor, small engine and steam engine enthusiasts
had a perfect weekend to play. The steam engines had the perfect
running 32-inch Avery thresher to power. There was a portable saw
mill to show the power the steam engines could produce. The
festival had several wagon loads of wheat to thresh and several
logs to cut each of the three days. The fairgrounds were packed
with people all three days.
The steam engines were: 1920 Russell, 20 HP; 1930
Keck-Gonnerman, 19-65 HP; 1918 Farquhar, 22-65 HP; 1923 Frick,
There were stationary engines and tractors everywhere. I did not
count the engines but I am sure there were at least 100. The
tractors were well represented by every make and at least 200 were
displayed. These numbers are very conservative estimates.
My dad and I had lots of fun showing my 1951 LUC combine engine
made by John Deere and the 1938 Series E, 1 HP John Deere hit and
We got to meet a lot of nice people, looked at great restored
engines and tractors. What more could you ask for?