The 18th Annual Southwest Virginia Antique Farm Days will be Sept. 10 and 11 at the Franklin County Recreation Park in Rocky Mount.
Sponsored by the Antique Farm Days Club, the three-day event is dedicated to preserving farm machinery and implements that were used in the agriculture-based society of early Southwest Virginia.
Threshing and baling demonstration with a 1923 wood Frick threshing machine will be displayed, as well as quilting, sawmilling, operating antique diesel engines, tractor pulling, corn meal grinding, wood turning and blacksmithing.
A restored Peerless Steam Tractor that is more than 100 years old will be a main feature at this year’s show. A restored 1923 Fairbanks Morse vintage engine will also be showcased during the show.
On Sept. 10 there will be a lawnmower pull and live bluegrass music. There will be a daily tractor parade. On Sept. 11, there will be an auction and a antique tractor pull.
Other activities include a flea market of antiques, engines, tractors and farm-related items and an auction of antique equipment, farm tools, machinery and other items at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 11.
Exhibitors with antique tractors and farm equipment will provide demonstrations.
General admission is $5 per person (children 12 and younger will be admitted free). For further details, visit www.SVAPF.org.
— Submitted by Bob Camicia