This year's special feature is Allis Chalmers and the club
would love to see your Allis at the fairgrounds along with any other amazing equipment.
If you would like to show off your antique tractors or cars, the club will be starting to bring in equipment on Thursday, September 5 at 9 a.m.
Some new things to look forward to at this year's show are a second tractor pull on Sunday morning, the club sponsored food stand and the expanded flea market and vendor fair.
The new tractor pull will be held on Sunday morning for tractors weighing 6,000-10,500 pounds with up to 100 hp
non-turbo. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with pull to follow at 10 a.m.
This year's food stand will feature homemade pulled beef sandwiches, sloppy joes and hot dogs with tasty breakfast items like biscuits and gravy and ham and egg sandwiches made to order.
All food is made with fantastic meats and bakery items from local area businesses. The food stand
will be located in the Knights of Columbus building right by the track.
The flea market has expanded. Come check out the vendors who are selling everything from homemade marshmallows to hand forged knives. The flea
market will be located in the cattle barn across from the pavilion where music from Dick White and band can be heard both Saturday and Sunday.
The show will also have your favorites back like cheese curds from the Darlington Optimist Club, the Saturday lawn tractor pull as well as the Saturday evening
tractor pull starting at 5:30 p.m.
The club will be welcoming back the 1913 Minneapolis Moline steam engine as it celebrates its 100th birthday. Come watch this amazing machine showcase its power as it runs this year's saw mill.
Your kids will have a blast as they discover farm animals of all kinds at the petting zoo, taste the homemade cotton candy, compete in the bike /wagon decorating contest, climb the straw mountain or simply relax with a ride around the grounds in the barrels. And when you're done, stop by for a bowl of homemade ice cream for the road.
The bike/wagon decorating contest will
be held on Sunday morning. Kids are encouraged to decorate their bike or wagon as their favorite animal. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the cattle
building with judging at noon.
There will be four classes: ages 2-3, 4K-kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grades and 3rd & 4th grades. After judging the kids will participate in the parade of power at 1 p.m. on the track.
Stop by the fairgrounds to enjoy family fun on Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8 at the Pecatonica Valley Antique Days. Weekend admission is $5 per person or $3 per person each day. Kids 12 and under are free.