From its humble beginnings in 1975, 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.
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 – 5 PM
Sheppard Diesel is the feature for 2014. 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.
During the show there are daily demonstrations of antique machinery. Threshing, hay baling, and the steam-powered saw mill always draw a crowd.
Antique Village is a popular destination. Evoking the feel of a by-gone era, the Village offers visitors an interactive learning experience. 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.
At the Agricultural Museum, you can browse through an eclectic collection of antiques and artifacts.
There is also a large flea market, as well as a knife and gun expo. And if you’re hungry, there is plenty of good food on the grounds.
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