So much to take in during the 2013 Old Thresher Reunion
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:46:28 GMT —
A 44-year-old tradition is hitting the Tri-States this weekend.
The Mark Twain Old Threshers Association is holding its annual tractor show in Paris, Missouri.
But what may seem like a run of the mill farm show, is really a part of history.
You wouldn't be surprised to drive through Paris, Missouri and see a piece of farm equipment or two. But this weekend's tractor show brings in more history than you might imagine.
This attraction features tractors from as far back as the 1920s.
"We try to display the old time equipment and what it was like back when our grandfathers, great grandfathers, great great grandfathers farmed, and how they cut wood and what they farmed with, and the equipment that they used," representative Angela Fields said.
Weekend long events are planned, including tractor and horse pulls, antique car shows and live bands.
Association representatives say this event draws in spectators from as far as Texas, Georgia and Costa Rica.
"We do have some excitement that is supposed to come in on Saturday, but I'm not going to tell you what it is because that all kind of is weather permitting. If you want to what that excitement is, just come out and be be here around noon time or a little before, and you'll get to find out, as long as the weather is beautiful as it is today," Fields said. "We're really excited about it, so come on out and see us."
Admission for the whole weekend is just five dollars. That gets you into all of the events at the fairgrounds in Paris.