Antique farming equipment show, Plow Day set for Sept. 6 in Whitehouse

Published on Monday, 25 August 2014 23:18 - Written by Kelly Gooch, kgooch@tylerpaper.com

Old farming machinery will be on display next month during an antique tractor and engine show.

The event, put on by the nonprofit Lone Star Antique Tractor and Engine Association, is scheduled for Sept. 6 at the Whitehouse Show Grounds, on the corner of Farm-to-Market Road 346 and County Road 2134 (Dudley Road). Pull weigh-in starts at 8 a.m. and pull starts at 10 a.m.

A Plow Day also is scheduled for Sept. 5 at noon.

The antique tractor and engine show event includes an antique tractor and engine display, an antique tractor parade, a stationary engine display, an antique truck display, an auction at noon, demonstrations and antique tractor pulls, said Charles Parmley, president of the Lone Star Antique Tractor and Engine Association. Also planned are children’s activities, such as kiddie tractor pulls, barrel train rides and art projects.

Parmley said the event is family-oriented, and most of the machinery there will be circa 1940s and 1950s, if not older. 

Admission is free for Plow Day on Sept. 5. Admission for the antique tractor and engine show on Sept. 6 is $1 for youth, $2 for adults and $5 for family. Children under 12 are free.

Parmley said the main purpose of the Lone Star Antique Tractor and Engine Association, which began in 2000, “is to promote and promote the preservation of antique farm equipment machinery,” while also raising money for its scholarship fund for area youth. The educational group has given away three scholarships this year.

For more information about next month’s event, including a map, visit www. lsatea.org.