Residents, officials lined up for Orrville Tractor show

Published 7:19 am Tuesday, November 16, 2021

For the first time in three years, the West Dallas Antique Tractor, Car, Gas Engine and Craft Show was held in Orrville.

Orrville, Selma and Dallas County residents were joined by groups from Birmingham and Montgomery at the event under a bright sun and crisp, cool breeze.

The 17th annual event was sponsored by the Orrville Volunteer Fire Department.   Donations from the Tractor show helps the Orrville Fire Department with their operational expenses.

“It’s great to have the Tractor show back, this helps our expenses,” Orrville Fire Department Chief Matt Golbee said.

Vintage Tractors, antique cars, gas engines, homemade art, pottery, blacksmithing, and basket weaving demonstrations were all on hand.

Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum had a booth for his re-election campaign next year.

Countless vendors attended the Tractor show with an assortment of food and drink.

Happy Frog Nutrition sold their various brands of tea. Kona Ice had a truck available.

Fred’s Small Time Bar-BQ and Tisdale’s Backyard BBQ each sold their brands of barbecue.

Music came from Debbie Bond and Rick “Radiator” Asherson; Bailey Jordan Aquiar, Thomas Aquair, and Donna Jordan; Woodgrain revival; Josh Gill, Judah Gill; Mike Pope and Michael Pope.

Alabama Teen Challenge and Head Start Blackbelt Benefit Group were also on hand.

Dallas County Commissioner Jan Justice said she was glad to have the Tractor show back.

Dale Scott of Thorsby brought his wife, Charity and  their son, Tripp, along with a tractor to the event.

“I came to the last Orrville Tractor show three years ago, but I didn’t bring my tractor,” Scott said. “We love it. I go to Tractor shows all across the state.”

Orrville resident Wendy Yeager said the  Tractor Show was great for the city.

“Orrville came alive today with laughter, smiles and friendly waves from all over as hundreds of people converged on our little town to enjoy the tractor show,” Yeager said.

“It was so wonderful having this event back in our little town to give folks a day to enjoy family and friends, while reminiscing over antique tractors and cars and enjoying some great musical entertainment.”