| Historic Power Show to Honor Winamac Coil Springs
& Feature Graham Bradley Tractors
Rochester, Ind. – Organizers are gearing up for the Fulton County Historical Power Show June 14-16, 2013,
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
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.
This year featured farm will be Fred Family Farms. The Fred family has a collection of Graham Bradley, Silver
King and other tractors. Watch for more detailed story closer to the show.
This year the featured tractor this year will be the Graham Bradley and lesser known tractors. We invite
anyone with a Graham Bradley or any other unusual 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 Graham-Bradley & Sears Sold Farm
Tractor Club members will be present at the show.
This year’s featured business will be Winamac Coil Springs, Kewanna, Ind. Winamac Coil Springs will have an
exhibit tent in center field of the show and have a display of memorabilia. They make John Deere parts.
Sears & anthing made by Sears Lawn tractors will be featured in the garden tractor section. There will be a David
Bradley traveling museum on display for the show. 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 third year for Antique
Lily Pearl’s Tractor Square Dancers will perform at 3 p.m. Friday followed by antique tractor heavy weight pull will
be held at 7 p.m. On Saturday the antique tractor light & medium weight pull will be at 1 p.m. followed by Lily Pearl’
s Tractor Square Dancers at 5 p.m. and the Northern Indiana Horsepullers Assn. will hold it annual horsepull at
7 p.m. On Sunday starting at 9 a.m. with the Powder puff and team tractor pull - two tractors pull one old-
fashioned stone boat. The teams have to pull evenly to make it work. 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.
The Indiana Garden Tractor Pullers will hold a pull starting at 4 p.m. Sunday.
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.
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 day.
Tucker Thayer, 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 on the second Tuesday at the Fulton County Museum at
7 p.m. of June, August, October, February and May. Annual meeting is held first Saturday of December.
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.
|Fulton County Historical Society
|11th annual - still happening we are dry from flooding.
Fulton County Historical Power
& Toy Show
June 14-16, 2013 Rochester, IND