“We’ll probably have over 300 antique tractors in here,” said club president Drexel Johnson. “It’s a good time, just getting to see everyone and reminiscing about the old times.”
The tractors and engines will be set up in McCutchen-Coke Park in Auburn.
The first scheduled event will be Friday at 6 p.m. with the antique tractor pull. Saturday will see a full schedule of events beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday begins with a parade. The weigh-in is at noon and the super and farmstock tractor pull will be at 1 p.m. – followed by the kids’ tractor pull at 1:30 p.m.
The show is one of the biggest annual events in Auburn.
“We’ll have people in this from several states,” said Johnson, who has been a part of the event since it began. “The first year we had it, there was only four old tractors and a few engines.”
The show has grown steadily ever since.
“People like coming back every year because they like the show and it’s in a neat place,” Johnson said. “Most of the people come back every year, but we always get a few new ones every year. We’ll have anywhere between 300 and 400 this year – and I don’t know how many engines we’ll get.”
The Antique Engine and Tractor Show is free to the public.
Some of this year’s displays will include: garden tractors, model engines, antique engines, hammer mill, flea market, bone grinder, antique tractors, grist mill, blacksmithing, corn shelling, Charles Oatts toy tractor display and sales, lumber jack demos and Allis-Chalmers tractors.