Tractor Show returns to Orrville

Published 7:22pm Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Organizer for the West Dallas Antique Tractor Show, Karen Grimes, said she could only explain the event as, “An atmosphere of memories of days gone by.”

The show, now in its 13th year, is full of life from another time, exhibiting old cars, tractors and engines that bring people back to another place. The show will begin at 9 a.m. in Orrville Saturday, Nov. 10.

“This event is sponsored by the Orrville Volunteer Fire Department and Friends of Orrville,” Grimes said. “Funds from this event help the fire department with operational expenses throughout the year.”

Grimes told stories of past shows including one of a woman who came with her 1966 Super Sport Impala that her father gave her when she was a teenager, and another of a family who brought a one-wheel iron tractor to display. Grimes said the stories at the show are endless.

In addition to memories of the past, there will be live entertainment this year.

“Camilla Tutt will be taking stage to sing some of her favorite songs in memory of her grandfather the late Mr. Pat Henry, and Bailey Jordan Aguair will also be singing and is the granddaughter of the late Mr. Morris Jordan,” Grimes said of the two men who were once active in the Orrville Community.

Destiny Brown and the band Grasshoppers have both been guests on the Sucarnochee Revue show and are set to perform at the show Saturday.

“Children have the opportunity to experience what life was like before battery operated and remote control toys came about,” Grimes said about activities for children at the show. “There will be pedal tractors, country kid’s playground, the petting zoo, the spinning twissor, the bull ride and children’s hands on art.”

The list of activities continues with taste testing and local foods including catfish, polish sausages, funnel cakes, cotton candy and a cake walk full of homemade treats like gelato and ice cream.

“If you have never had a taste of ribbon cane syrup you are missing a treat, so be sure and look for the ‘syrup man’” Grimes said. “Boston butts will be available and packaged to go.”

She also said visitors should come with their Christmas lists ready for all of the arts and crafts vendors who will be there like the blacksmith, basket weavers, potters and more

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