Tractor enthusiasts from across the South will make a trip to Northeast Tennessee for the 26th Annual Appalachian Antique Farm Show April 25-28 at the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray, Tenn., hosted by the Tri-State Antique Power Association.
In an event that has grown to showcase hundreds of rare and popular tractors over the years, a familiar returning face includes Brian Baxter from the RFDTV series Tractor Fever. The agriculture inspired television network has featured the Appalachian Antique Farm Show and Northeast Tennessee for a number of years on the classic show dedicated to tractors, enthusiasts and events across the United States.
Each year the Appalachian Antique Farm Show is dedicated to a specific make, model or style of tractor. The 2019 Appalachian Antique Farm Show will feature numerous styles and models of vintage equipment in “Battle of the Brands,” as well as upright engines. Along with the featured tractors, exhibits of all makes and models will include antique tractors, steam, gas, hit and miss antique engines, stationary steam engines, threshing machines, gristmill, antique farm tools, live steam saw mill, belted equipment demonstrations and other farm related equipment.
The full weekend of activities include a flea market complete with arts and crafts, antiques, farm and tractor memorabilia, commercial vendors, new and used farm equipment parts within the swap meet area, a quilt show and tradition inspired farm games such as a Skillet Throws and a Barn Dance. Other popular events include the Parade of Power throughout the Appalachian Fairgrounds, various equipment demonstrations and the kiddie pedal tractor race and pull.
All exhibits will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. Admission is $5 and children ages 12 and under are free. For additional information, visit www.tsapa.com.
The 26th Annual Appalachian Antique Farm Show is hosted by the Tri-State Antique Power Association, sponsored by Food City and promoted by Lawn & Garden Tractor magazine.
The Tri-State Antique Power Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving agricultural history through the restoration of antique farm equipment. Tri-State Antique Power Association supports the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Shriners Children’s Hospital for Crippled Children and other local charities including the Ronald McDonald House. TSAPA hosts the Annual Appalachian Antique Farm Show the last full weekend in April each year.