Join us for the Sweet Corn Feed and the Greased Pig Contest. It is Friday, Aug. 13 with Sweet Corn starting at 5:30 p.m. (following the parade) and the Greased Pig Contest registration on the show grounds starting at 6 p.m. Greased Pig Contest is for age 18 and older due to insurance reasons.
We greatly appreciate all those who support the annual show. This year, we give special thanks to these businesses for helping to sponsor the 50th Annual Show.
For the show in 2021, we are pleased to host the Iowa Chapter 5 IH Collectors Club. The tractor feature area will be filled with the all models of tractors and machinery related to the International Harvestor line.
The tractor raffle for this year is for a 1957 Farmall 450. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Drawing will be Sunday, Aug. 15 at 4 p.m. and you need not be present to win. See board members for tickets, or call the office at 712-843-2076 to arrange purchase.
The 2021 toy Collectible is a Farmall 400 with loader. 100 tractors are produced in the numbered series. They can be purchased for $150 which includes shipping. Or, pick up at the show. Contact the LeMars Toy Store to reserve your toy.
Out in the field, visitors can expect to see a lot of demonstrations and activities. The feature field event will be held each day at 11 a.m. It is “Decades of Farming in Motion,” and will use IH equipment to demonstrate the typical farming operations being done by at least five different generations of machinery at one time. It will start with horse-drawn equipment and move through steam power, prairie tractors and gas tractors. This will be a great way to see the changes in farming practices spanning over 100 years.
Exhibits, demonstrations and other activities will all emphasize the changes seen from one generation to the next over a span of over 100 years in rural history.
Freedom Hall–Volunteers of the area veteran’s service organizations work hard all year on preserving and showcasing historical military exhibits. In 2021, they are planning to recreate a M.A.S.H tent which will be located at the east end of Freedom Hall. The Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals were an army medical unit deployed during the Korean War.
Vintage and Classic Cars and Trucks–Organizers expect to see a larger turn-out of both cars and trucks for the 50th Show. Several collector clubs have been invited and anticipate attending.
Entertainment–Ron and Kim Dewey, organizers, are excited to plan special entertainment. In 2021, it will be organized by generation or era spanning a period of 100 years.
Garden Tractors–Organizers are looking for a good turn-out of garden tractors which will also be displayed by generation. According to organizer Chuck Virgil, there will be a time set aside for the kids to come out and drive the garden tractors.
Children’s Games/Family Play Area–Near the southwest corner of the barn, there will be a new family play area. This area will have tables and play spaces set up with games and activities from past generations. Anyone for a game of marbles, jacks or Twister?
Other events include the opening of the original time-capsule along with the dedication of a new time-capsule to mark the 50th Show.
Memberships to the Association are a great value! Your season pass is included with your annual dues! A couples membership is just $35 and includes two season passes. A single membership is just $25 and includes one season pass. For more details, click here.
We are a 501c(3) organization with the show operated by volunteers. Donations can be designated for specific areas, such as the land fund, or will go into the general operations fund. All donations are tax deductible.