Tuesday, November 1, 2016

31st. Annual Fall Harvest Days

The leaves are just beginning to turn color in the mountains of the Carolinas, but Winter made an early and unwelcomed appearance on October 22nd for the final day of the Apple Country Antique Engine and Tractor Show. A brutal gusting wind made the 46 degree temperature feel a lot colder and sent exhibitors and visitors looking for shelter wherever they could find it. Many decided to call it quits early and both the exhibits and the crowd were noticeably thinner by noon.

Bad weather or not, the antique tractor pull must go on.

John Baum was back with his 40 foot trailer loaded with Sears Economy tractors and was one of the hardy few who toughed it out to the bitter end. I guess if you’re from Wisconsin it seemed like a balmy summer day. We’ll take a closer look at his collection in a future post.
After 31 years a show attracts visitors from far and wide. Here’s a Farmall 350 being buzzed by an Unidentified Foreign Object.
The handout you receive at the gate claims more than 250 vendors attending and that’s probably not an exaggeration. This show is one of the biggest swap meets of the region.
If you’re looking for that elusive part for your latest project or something you’ve always wanted you just might find it here.

From things you need to stuff you probably don’t , it's all for sale so let’s take a stroll down vendor’s row.
Everybody needs at least one Farmall Cub.

A Ford 4100 asking $7750.
This Deere was priced at $3250.
A Ford 3910 for $8200.
John Deere 1949 M $3300.
Plus lots of stuff for the lawn tractor collector to check out.
Next year the 32nd Fall Harvest Days Show will feature the 2017 Massey Expo of North America. Visit www.applecountry.org to learn more.










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