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Education of Yesterday farm show to be held

| October 16, 2018

DRESDEN – Education of Yesterday 14th Annual Farm Show, 3685 Cass Irish Ridge Road, Dresden, will be Oct. 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday with a hog roast from 5 – 10 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission is free. A parking donation is asked to help pay for some of the cost of the show activities and fuel for the equipment.

See and learn things you don’t see at most other shows. You will be glad you did! They feature all types of working antique farm equipment and construction equipment. Plus large displays of tractors, trucks, fire trucks, cars and equipment. Something for everyone!

Some events are weather-permitting. Events include shelling corn using a belt-driven sheller and a silo-filler demonstration making feed for cattle will be two of the old-fashioned methods offered. Another will be making miniature round bales of hay using the first round baler ever made. Also square hay baling with stationary and pull type balers. Other events include picking corn with two-row corn picker or pull type picker operating in the fields and chopping corn with old ensilage cutter-blower. They will be harvesting soybeans if they’re ready with an old AC pull type combine. A cord saw will be used to make firewood and show kids how old wood burner stoves worked. Large sawmill running. Tractor’s plowing – disking.  Display of hit and miss gas engines and large engines. Construction equipment such as dozers, excavators, track hoes, old shovel loaders, road graders pull type and motorized dump trucks and backhoes will be working and moving lots of dirt around. Captain Bryant’s Grist Mill has lots of antique’s and machinery to look at! Large farm toy display on second floor. Displays of antique tools, machinery and such.

Blade and Blacksmith demonstration by Bryce Vernon of Vernon Forge of Adamsville.

Food available on grounds by S & A Eat Stand and Dresden masonic Lodge 103 with mini donuts. Plus, kettle cooked soup beans over the fire.

Train rides big and small and operate a digger. Cost is $1 each.

A lot of different kids activities including corn box, hay slides, pipe swings and more. Kiddie pedal pull will be announced.

Special happenings Saturday: Dresden Fire Department display for fire safety from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Beard contest will be Saturday evening. Sign up from 5 – 6 p.m. with all participants to go on stage around 7:15 p.m. to be judged by the audience and the winner to be announced before next band plays.

Sponsors are Keith’s Cars of New Philadelphia, R’s First Motor Sales of Cambridge and C & K Auto of New Philadelphia are hosting two bands and a hog roast for an additional donation Saturday evening from 5:30 to 10 p.m. On stage will be Tom Cline’s Acoustic Mayhem from 5:30 – 7 p.m., then Tuscarawas River Band from 7 – 10 p.m. During that time you can enjoy the delicious pulled pork from Tudor’s Pulled Pork from New Philadelphia. There will be a tent available just in case of inclement weather. Check out their Facebook page to hear some of their music. Alcohol is not permitted on the grounds. Family-friendly event.

Sunday at 1:30 p.m., the CO MUS HILL’S STRING PICKERS will be on stage. Come hear this local bluegrass band.

Lots to do and see. Please stop by the big tent to see the schedule of times for the equipment working in the fields as we have to determine that daily depending on the weather.

Their mission is to preserve old machinery, to teach and show the younger generation how things were done in the past!

Contact: 740-754-6248 or Facebook.com/educationofyesterday for more information.

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