Ozark Heritage Fall Festival

A fine display from Arkansas

A fine display from Arkansas.

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RR#1, Box 86 Piedmont, Missouri 63957.

The Ozark Heritage Fall Festival was again held the third weekend of October in Piedmont, Missouri. The festival was enjoyed by people of all ages, and included games for the children. We had over 100 crafters and flea marketers.

There was a parade on Saturday which lasted for over 1? hours. The festivities included an antique car show, antique engine and tractor show, sorgum making, long knife exhibition, Boy Scout exhibition, along with all the craft persons and flea market vendors.

Saturday's attandance was over 5,000. This year we had 93 antique engines, 9 antique tractors and an array of different antique farm equipment. We also had primitive camping for the antique engine and antique tractor exhibitors.

This year we had a chili dinner for the antique engine and tractor exhibitors. The chili was cooked in an antique cast iron kettle outside over an open fire. This made an excellent spot to swap stories and get a smell of the chili cooking. The dinner was a big success and everyone was surprised with homemade blackberry cobbler for dessert. Sorry none left for a midnight snack!

Plaques and buttons were given to all antique engine and tractor exhibitors. Gas for the tractors and engines was donated by the Country Store Phillips 66 Station.

Piedmont, Missouri is in the Ozarks; the fall colors of the leaves peak for our show, and the temperature is perfect. We had exhibitors from nine states this year. Come and join us next year and see what surprises we have for you. Everyone is welcome. Thanks to all for another great show and a very good time.