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March 31, 2014

26th Annual Antique Tractor & Engine Show begins Thursday at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

Visitors invited to educational exhibits and demonstrations on America’s farming history

Live Oak — Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host the 26th Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show on April 3, 4 and 5, 2014. Antique tractors and farming equipment reflecting 200 years of rural American history will be on display.

Demonstrating the craftsmanship and durability of American farm machinery, the show’s participants will operate working equipment and compete in tractor races. Visitors will be able to watch demonstrations of wheat threshing, shingle milling, corn grinding and unusual engines for everyday purposes. Exhibits will include collections of flywheels, hit and miss engines, water pumps, vintage pedal tractors, antique cars and farm equipment.

Competitions for adults will include tractor pulls, barrel races and a blind race. Children can participate in pedal-powered tractor races, an old-fashioned game of needle-in-a-haystack or a rooster-crowing contest. 

Food concessions will include root beer floats, hamburgers and hot dogs, barbecue and kettle corn. On Saturday afternoon, an antique tractor parade will feature everything from customized lawn tractors to restored farm machinery. Admission to the public is $5.00per vehicle with up to eight passengers. For more information, call (877) 635-3655.

Fees: Admission to the public is $5.00per vehicle with up to eight passengers.

Contact: For more information, call (877) 635-3655.

Directions:

Located on U.S. 41 in White Springs. From I-75 to S.R. 136 (Milepost Exit 439 - Old Exit 84), travel east on S.R. 136 for 3 miles. Turn left on U.S. 41. Park entrance is on the left. From I-10 to U.S. 41 North (Milepost Exit 301 - Old Exit 43), travel 9 miles to White Springs. Park entrance is on the left.

Physical address:

11016 Lillian Saunders Drive

White Springs, FL 32096

 

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