F.A.R.M. Show set for weekend
Lawn Mower Derby coming to Osgood

Wanda English Burnett

This weekend the Ripley County Fairgrounds Park will be alive with the sounds of power ranging from lawn mowers to antique tractors with the featured tractors being Ford, Fordson, Ferguson and The Massey Family of Tractors - Massey Harris and Massey Ferguson. Maytag engines and collectibles will also be featured.

The S.E. Indiana F.A.R.M. Club will again present the Antique Machinery Show at the fairgrounds park on June 25, 26, 27 with the first annual Lawn Mower Demo Derby Friday night at 8:00 p.m. at the grandstand.

The popular event is being offered through T.E. Promotions, Inc. and the F.A.R.M. Club. The mower decks are removed and safety devices are put in place before contestants go head to head to see who is the best. The event is described as a “fun, fast, crash, bam-slamming, time” by organizers. For more information about the derby you can call 689-1046 or 871-7728 or go online: www.kingofthederbies.com.

On Saturday, the Parade of Power will take place in downtown Osgood at 1:00 p.m., as exhibitors parade their exhibits through town. The Lonesome Highway Bluegrass Show will be performing from 1-5 p.m. and Saturday evening the grandstands will rumble again as the Osgood Fire Department along with the F.A.R.M. Club will present “Summer Thunder”, a tractor and diesel truck pull at 7:00 p.m. For more information call Scott White at 621-0371.

Sunday will feature an Antique Tractor Pull at 1:00 p.m. For classes and information contact Kevin at 756-0158. The Sunday church service will begin at 9:00 a.m. with Pastor Randy Ludwig of Timeless Ministries conducting a very unique, non-denominational service.

The three day show will be jam packed with excitement complete with a Sunday morning church service, Tradin’ Post consignment, swap meet, antique and flea markets, crafts, and the popular grandstand events.

According to Chuck Heck, president of the F.A.R.M. Club, there will be great food. He invites everyone to check out the club’s famous kettle cooked bean soup and cornbread, get some Amish homemade ice cream and more.

For information on the Tradin’ Post Consignment Barn you can contact Paul Luke at 654-3077.

The Ripley County Homemakers will be presenting one of the finest quilt shows in the area. They will also be offering great homemade baked goods at their exhibit.

A popular event is the Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls, which will take place each day - Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. First place trophies for the event are sponsored by Tom Tepe Auto Center. The Saturday pull will be honoring Dabby Whitham, a founding father of the F.A.R.M. Club.

Some demonstrations that will be on hand throughout the event include steam threshing, hay press, corn shredding, ensilage chopper, sawmill, working blacksmith, chainsaw carver, farm feed grinding and much, much more, according to Heck. He noted the group is geared up for the event and excited about the many exhibitors and events they are offering this year.

It’s a good weekend of old fashioned fun the entire family can enjoy. For more information you can contact Heck at 926-3654 or go online for the latest show information : www.farmclubonline.com.