Dodge County Antique Power Show this weekend | Community Spirit
Men make wives grab dashboards as they drift into the gravel. Little children spend hours pushing them through sandboxes. Farmers take pride in red paint peaking through caked-on mud. In Dodge County, antique tractor lovers will bring them together for a fun weekend.
August 6-8 celebrates the 42nd Annual Dodge County Antique Power Show in Burnett, Wisconsin. This working museum, modeled after old-time threshing bees of early Wisconsin farm life, showcases hundreds of exhibitors showing off their prized antique tractors, cars, trucks, side-shaft, gas and steam engines, and threshers. Other vendors share farm toys, model trains, crafts and flea market items.
The Dodge County Antique Power Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of these machines, is excited to feature Case tractors and equipment at this year’s event. Each year, a specific brand of farm equipment is featured, but tractors of every other make, model and color will also be included in the show. Steam tractor engines from the 1870’s-1930’s get fired-up around the grounds daily, and a tractor parade fascinates visitors.
Spectators will enjoy an old-fashioned tractor pull including only those manufactured before 1960 Saturday morning. Additional attractions at the show include old-time corn harvesting demonstrations, a working blacksmith shop, a flea market, and saw and shingle mills, which turn logs into planks and shingles before onlookers’ eyes. Food and beverage concessions will be available throughout the show.
The Power Show is held Friday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine. Drive ½ mile west of Highway 26 on County Road B, ½ mile south of the Village of Burnett. Admission is $5 and kids under 12 are free. Anyone interested in bringing antique cars, trucks, tractors, etc. will receive free admission and are encouraged to enter through the exhibitor entrance to register. People of all ages will enjoy a great weekend of unique antiques! For more information, please visit www.dcapc.org, or call (920) 689-2636.
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