9840 Haines Road Waynesville, Ohio 45068
The Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village Old Machinery Days doubled in size at the 1986 show. In its second year, Old Machinery Days had exceeded all expectations of the planning committee.
The show began on Friday evening with a horse pull. Teams from around southwestern Ohio competed for trophies and prize money. The audience overflowed the bleachers and hung on the rail fence watching the horses straining in their harness.
A large audience was on hand Saturday to watch the tractors pull in factory plow rating classes. Antiques and classics tried to pull the sled all the way and win a trophy.
Other attractions such as threshing, baling, field plowing and machinery and gas engine displays provided spectators with a taste of farming in the olden days. Field events of belt up, wagon backing, start up and slow race gave exhibitors a chance to try their skills with antique tractors.
A weight class tractor pull brought many folks back Sunday as well as some new faces. Pull offs were common as many well built and restored tractors pulled the full 300 feet.
Old Machinery Days was held at Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village, a rebuilt log cabin village. When not looking at the machinery displays, many people could be found touring the log buildings, watching local craftsmen demonstrating their skills and enjoying the good food prepared by the Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village members.
Old Machinery Days was coordinated and staffed by local volunteers and members of the Warren County
Antique Machinery Club. Some so enjoyed the 1986 show that they have formed a new club to plan the 1987 Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village Old Machinery Days. The 1987 show will be held August 14, 15 and 16 at the Pioneer Village near Waynesville, Ohio.