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
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.