California antique farm equipment show next weekend

California antique tractor show happens next weekend.
California antique tractor show happens next weekend.
Next weekend farmers and fans of old tractors will take part in the California Antique Farm Equipment Show, held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 18 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 19 at the International Agri-Center in Tulare.

"When our gates open this year, we offer you an opportunity to step back in time to see actual equipment used to produce food and fiber products from the late-19th and first half of the 20th centuries," said the show's chairman Diane Mathis.

The show provides daily entertainment for families, from a pedal tractor pull for children to the antique tractor parade and tractor pull for antique tractor enthusiasts, Mathis said.

Both days also feature an auction for antique and used farm equipment, such as used tractors, used combines and other machinery. Over 900 exhibitors from throughout California and the United States will be displaying their antique tractors, engines and other antique farm equipment.

Country music, a raffle to win a fully restored 1948 Allis Chalmers tractor, other prizes and plenty of food round out the attractions.

The show was founded in 1993 to preserve and promote the agricultural heritage of California's Central Valley, according to the event's website.