Kentucky Antique Engine & Tractor Show

1915 Kitten steam engine

Henry Kemph stands beside his 1915 Kitten steam engine.

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7808 KY 500 Owensboro, Kentucky 42301

The Seventh Annual Antique Engine and Tractor Show of the Kentucky Antique Farm Machinery Association was held June 26 & 27, 1993, at the Lampkin Farms showground near Owensboro, Eastern Daviess County, Kentucky. Attendance was very good and the crowd enjoyed two nice days of antique farm machinery and engines in operation.

Saturday hosted an open antique tractor pull with 74 hooks to the sled. Sunday's pull was a stock class that drew a lot of attention and provided an afternoon of entertainment.

A very active flea market provided all interested with something to take home.

Mr. Henry Kemph brought his 1915 Kitten steam engine to the show and answered lots of questions and inquiries into its origin and history.

There was enough threshing, baling, Baker fan and parading of tractors to give all in attendance an idea of how the equipment worked. The gas engine exhibit reflected a lot of time and energy spent on restoring and getting ready to display a working exhibit.

Mr. Larry Terrell from Madisonville, Kentucky, had his exhibit of restored pedal tractors. His collection contains many rare pedal tractors.

There were several events going on both days. The slow tractor race, barrel race and blind man's drive provided lots of entertainment. The gas engine enthusiasts also had an engine starting contest.

The club thanks Mrs. Jean Lampkin for providing a place for our show to be held. We invite everyone to be with us in 1994, the third weekend in June, for our eighth annual show.