FLORIDA'S STEPHEN FOSTER STATE PARK TO HOST 23RD ANNUAL ANTIQUE TRACTOR & ENGINE SHOW-Visitors invited to educational exhibits and demonstrations on America’s farming history-
WHITE SPRINGS, FL – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host the 23rd Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show on April 1, 2 and 3, 2011. 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 $5.00 per vehicle with up to eight passengers. For more information, call (877) 635-3655 or visit http://www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster
This event will take place:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
April 1, 2 and 3, 2011
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
Located on US 41, three miles from I-75 and nine miles from I-10
White Springs, Florida 32096