Madison Colegrove, of Ironton, takes a ride on her dad’s Ford NAA 1953 tractor during the 2012 Antique Tractor and Engine Show at the Ironton Hills Shopping Center.
Madison Colegrove, of Ironton, takes a ride on her dad’s Ford NAA 1953 tractor during the 2012 Antique Tractor and Engine Show at the Ironton Hills Shopping Center.

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Tractor show hits milestone year

Published 9:43am Friday, June 21, 2013

Event runs through Saturday at Ironton Hills

 

Organizers for the Lawrence County Ironmasters Antique Show say the event has continued to grow each year. This year marks the 15th annual gathering of exhibitors showing off their antique farm equipment and engines.

“There is a lot of interest in it,” said Don Mootz, an event organizer. “It is a hobby that has been growing. Last year we had an increase and everything was good. We get encouraged every year.”

In addition to the many exhibitors that antique enthusiasts have come to recognize, Mootz said there will be several new displays which will remain a surprise, even for the organizers, until they arrive.

Mootz, who hopes to bring his own mid-1900s engine manufactured by Ironton Engine Co., said exhibitors are traveling in for the show as far away as Xenia.

The event begins today at the Ironton Hills Shopping Center and goes through Saturday. It is free to the public and for exhibitors. Registration begins at 8 a.m. each day.

Today there will be free barrel train rides for children all day and dinner for exhibitors at 5 p.m.

Saturday, there will be a tractor parade at 11 a.m., kiddie tractor pull at 2 p.m. with trophies awarded and lunch for exhibitors. There will also be games and free primitive camping for exhibitors.

“I think it will be an interesting show,” Mootz said. “We are looking forward to having a good crowd.”

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