Annual Show

Annual Show 2013

From its humble beginnings in 1976, our annual Labor Day Weekend show has grown into one of the best events in the region. Exhibitors come from near and far, bringing an ever-changing display of tractors, gas engines and vintage farm equipment.


The 39th Annual Show will be held August 29 – September 1, 2014.


The show is held at the U.P. State Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 2 & 41, Escanaba, Michigan


The gate charge is $5 per person per day. Exhibitors and children under 14 are admitted free. $10 weekend wristbands are also.


Friday, August 29 (preview day): Noon – 5 PM

Saturday, August 30: 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday, August 31: 9 AM – 5 PM

Monday, September 1: 9 AM – 4 PM


We are proud to host the 2014 Sheppard Diesel Club Reunion. These little known tractors were introduced in 1949 by the R. H. Sheppard Company. While the company is still in business today, they ceased tractor production in 1956. You can learn more about Sheppard Diesel tractors at


During the show there are scheduled demonstrations of rock crushing, threshing, and hay baling. Our steam-powered saw mill runs mornings and afternoons.  The popular Tractor Parade starts at 1 PM and the Engine Crank-Up starts at 2 PM.


We’re far more than just a tractor show. Your gate fee also gets you access to the following:

Agricultural Museum: Tour an eclectic collection of antiques and artifacts.

Antique Village: A variety of shops and working displays offer insight into the past, with an emphasis on regional history. Local artisans demonstrate traditional handicrafts and many of their creations are available for purchase.

Auction: Bid on variety of quality items starting at 11 AM on Sunday, August 31 at the Ruth Butler Building.

Flea Market: Dozens of vendors offer a wide variety of items for sale.

Knife and Gun Show: Browse a high quality selection of firearms and military memorabilia.

Tractor Trolley: Our complimentary shuttle service will help you get around the showgrounds in style.

WApHC Fall Rendzevous Horse Show: The Wisconsin Appaloosa Horse is holding the first Appaloosa Horse Show in the U.P. on August 29-30. For more information about WApHC and to download a show bill, visit their website at

WpHC All Breeds Open Horse Show: This event, sanctioned by the Upper Peninsula Horseman’s Association, will be held on August 30-31. For more information about WApHC and to download a show bill, visit their website at


While we hope that you enjoy our show, our purpose is not simply to entertain you. As part of our efforts to preserve our past heritage, we strive to educate current generations about the machinery our forefathers used. While attending our show, if there is anything you don’t understand about the exhibits, please ask. Club members, exhibitors and artisans are happy to answer your questions.

For more information contact

Richard Dutton, Show Chairman
8255 26.7 Lane
Rapid River, MI 49878
(906) 474-9247