1115 Oak Street, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
We had our annual show August 20, 21, 22, 1993. The show started Friday with beautiful weather and exhibitors setting up. We had a lot of early arrivals this year and a good turnout for our Friday night feed. It must have been good because we had only two pieces of chicken left!
Saturday morning more exhibitors arrived at the show grounds to set up. It was sure a good sight to see them with so many different engines and tractors. You think that you have seen all the different makes but every show you can always see something you haven't seen before.
This year's show was the biggest show that we have had in many years. We had over 70 tractors and 185 engines. Randall Durbin brought his new scale steam engine that he built and, let me tell you, it ran like a watch all weekend. Sidney Bunnell had his antique tool display and Oscar Hays had a nice collection of spark plugs. Kenneth Osborne brought one of his displays, it was his big one with four engines, four electric motors, a sample grinder, pulverizer, water pump, butter churn, air compressor, a 32-volt generator, wet stone grinder, and lights. This trailer is one of a kind.
The tractors put on a fine parade and also they had several contests for the tractors. Harold Southerland had several of his tractors on display. Don Krigbaum had his restored 8N and scale model there. Don tells me that he uses the tractor daily on his farm.
We had exhibitors from Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New York and also Vermont. Quite a haul, huh? Quite a few exhibitors took in the Jamboree Show which is a sellout every Saturday night.
Sunday was another beautiful day, we had 9:00 a.m. church service on the grounds. Right after church the hum of engines could be heard all over. At noon we had our drawing for $50.00 for the members, and at 3:00 p.m. we had the drawing for the country hams. If you haven't had any Kentucky country ham you sure are missing some good eating! Well, the four winners were Brady Will-son, Ronnie Holbert, Jackie Lee and Kenny Hill. Mrs. Hill said she had never cooked a country ham before. We assured her that we would show her and help her eat it too. (She is from Indiana.)
The show wound down Sunday afternoon and it was sure sad to see them all depart. One thing about gas engine and tractor people, they would give you the shirts off their backs. I don't think there are any finer people in the world!
Well, that's it for now. Our 1994 show is August 19, 20, 21. Hope to see you and don't forget the Friday night feed!