Featuring first state show of 'The Indiana A-C Partners'
F.A.R.M. show set for weekend

Wanda English Burnett

This weekend the Ripley County Fairgrounds in Osgood will be buzzing with excitement as the S.E. Indiana F.A.R.M. Club will hold their Antique Machinery Show June 24, 25 and 26. This year will feature “everything Allis” as Allis-Chalmers machinery will be featured.

The club will be hosting the first State show for The Indiana A-C partners, according to information from Chris Schmaltz of Milan, who is involved with the club.

Schmaltz noted there will be people from all over the state at the event where tractors, implements and lawn and garden equipment will feature Allis-Chalmers.

The F.A.R.M. Club show is not limited to Allis-Chalmers equipment. There will be a variety of displays as members bring various steam engines and more. Plans are to have threshing, a hay press, sawmill, working blacksmith, corn shredding, and more.

Schmaltz noted that anyone with a love of preserving the past is invited to become a part of the club. “We welcome new members,” he told the Osgood Journal. The club is about keeping history alive. “You don’t have to own anything antique to be a member,” he continued.

The show has grown with this being the sixth year they have been at the Osgood location. This year new aluminum bleachers were purchased thanks to a grant from the Ripley County Community Foundation. “These will be very nice,” noted Schmaltz, who said the bleachers will be in place to benefit others in the community.

Schmaltz invites the public to the event saying “the exhibits are a learning experience.” From children to the oldest person attending, people always enjoy seeing how things used to be, according to Schmaltz. There is great food available at the show where the F.A.R.M. Club’s famous kettle cooked bean soup will be offered.

There will be a Parade of Power through downtown Osgood on Saturday at 1 p.m. A kids pedal pull, pickin and grinin’ jam session (all pickers welcome), a tradin’ post consignment barn, swap meet, antique and flea market and craft vendors will also be part of the three-day event where admission is free. There is a parking charge of just $2.00 and admission charge for grandstand events.

Grandstand events will include the second annual Lawn Mower Demo Derby, sponsored by TE Promotions on Friday night at 8 p.m. This is a must see event! Call Terry at 812-871-7728 for more information.

Then, on Saturday, the Osgood Fire Department and Singer Sled Rentals will present “Summer Thunder” tractor and diesel truck pull at 7 p.m., another exciting event. Call Scott at 812-621-0371 for more information.

Sunday a Full Pull Sled Antique Tractor Pull event will take place at 1 p.m. You can contact Kevin at 812-756-0158 for more information on this event, which has proved to be popular.

For more information on the show you can contact Schmaltz at 654-3949, Chuck Heck at 926-3654, Dawn Dieckmann at 852-2660, Greg Edwards at 926-1388 or Paul Luke at 654-3077.

The public is invited to this family friendly event where memories can be made while learning about the past.