Historic Power Show to Honor Pike Lumber Co & Feature Oliver Tractors
Rochester, Ind. – Organizers are gearing up for the Fulton County Historical Power Show June 15-
17, 2012, located on the Fulton County Historical Society grounds four miles north of Rochester,
Indiana, on U.S. 31. Show hours are Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Admission is $5.00 for adults (age 12 and over), free for children age 11 and under.
Free parking and tram rides will be available. The grounds are handicapped accessible.
The three-day event will host exhibitors of antique tractors, lawn tractors, hit-n-miss engines, farm
equipment, and antique trucks. Toy Show and vendors of a variety of foods, crafts, flea market
items, and swap parts will also be available on the grounds. The museum and Living History
Village called Loyal, Indiana, will be open during the festival, free of charge to festival
attendees. Other visitors coming to the museum and Toy show that weekend will have
to pay admissions to the grounds to visit the museum normally open Mon. thru Sat.
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New this year we will have a featured farm – Chosen was the Triple “S” Farm and Kristyle Acres
owned by Steve Brown and family. These farms were owned by Richard & Dorothy Brown and
have a lot of interesting history in Fulton County. Watch for more detailed story closer to the
This year the featured tractor this year will be the Oliver triple digit series – challenge is to have
33 of the triple digit tractors at the show. We invite anyone with an Oliver tractor or piece of
equipment, no matter what condition to bring it out for display; you do not have to be a member to
exhibit. The Oliver Gang will be present at the show.
This year’s featured business will be Pike Lumber Co, Akron, Ind. Pike’s will have an exhibit tent in
center field of the show and have a display of memorabilia. They will be giving out a stamped
shingle at the feature tent.
Power King & Economy Lawn tractors will be featured in the garden tractor section. A variety of
tractors will be at the show including International Harvester, Farmall H, Allis Chalmers, Ford, John
Deere, Case, Minneapolis Moline, Massey Harris, Oliver, Cockshutt, McCormick Deering, etc. All
colors are welcome. Also displays of hit-n-miss engines, combine, trucks & other various farm
related equipment and miniature train to name a few. This will be seconded year for Antique
Food vendors will provide something for everyone’s taste buds: sandwiches (hot & cold), onion
rings, Kettle Korn, ice cream, elephant ears, and cotton candy. The Historical Society will be
serving all you-can-eat breakfast buffet each morning starting at 7 a.m. each morning. This
includes Sausage Biscuits & Gravy, Hash Browns, Scrambled Eggs, Ham, French Toast, Fruit &
Drinks. Also in the air-conditioned meeting room of the museum, lunch will include a submarine
sandwich and homemade pie.
Activities during the show will include a parade of trucks and tractors each day at 11 a.m..
Tractor games will take place all three days. These contests are all done while on a tractor or
garden tractor. Games for the kids are also being planned such as Pedal Tractor Pull and Money
in the Straw, and more.
Antique tractor light & heavy weight pull will be held at 5 p.m. Friday followed by a miniature
horse pull at 7 p.m. Powder puff and team tractor pull will be on Saturday - two tractors pull one
old-fashioned stone boat. The teams have to pull evenly to make it work. Northern Indiana
Horsepullers Assn. will hold it annual horsepull at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The Indiana Garden
Tractor Pullers will hold a pull starting at 9 a.m. Sunday. Followed by the 50/50 pull at 1 p.m.
Sunday - both the driver and the tractor have to be 50 years old or older to participate.
Demonstrations will include baling hay, corn grinder, burr mills,corn sheller, buzz saw, edger,
and sawmill. These activities will take place at different times during the
Rich Rensberger, president of the Fulton County Historical Power Association, as well as the
other members of the group are very enthusiastic in planning the Power Show. Members are from
Fulton, Pulaski, Marshall, St. Joseph, Kosciusko, Miami and other counties. Persons interested in
joining the group can do so by sending dues of $15 to Fulton Co. Hist. Power Assn, PO Box 773,
Rochester, IN 46975. The Power Association is a branch of the Fulton County Historical Society
and meets monthly on the second Tuesday at the Fulton County Museum at 7 p.m.
The Power Association has this question for you, the reader. What special or unique piece of
equipment do you have hidden away in your barn? Would you like to exhibit at a power show?
Now is your chance! To exhibit at the power show, please contact the Power Association at the
above address or call Melinda Clinger, secretary at 574-223-4436 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also check us out on the web page at www.fultoncountyhistory.org. Application
information is on the web page.
Pictures available upon request or you can use pictures from our web page. If you print this
please send us a copy.
|Fulton County Historical Society
Fulton County Historical Power
& Toy Show
June 14-16, 2013 Rochester, IND