| Historic Power Show to Honor Fulton County R.E.M.C.
& Feature CASE Tractors
Rochester, Ind. – Organizers are gearing up for the Fulton County Historical Power Show
June 20-22, 2014, 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. Fri-Sat. admission is $5.00 for adults (age 12 and over), free for children
age 11 and under. Sun. admission $1.00 for adults (age 12 and over). 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.
This year featured farm will be Kromland Farms. The Krom family has a collection of IH
tractors and co-hosted the Farm Progress Show in 1989.. Watch for more detailed story closer to
This year the featured tractor this year will be the CASE tractors & garden tractors. We
invite anyone with a CASE 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. 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 fifth year for Antique Trucks
Display. All colors & brands are welcome.
This year’s featured business will be Fulton County R.E.M.C. , Rochester, Ind. Fulton County
R.E.M.C. will have an exhibit tent in center field of the show and have a display of memorabilia.
Lily Pearl’s Tractor Square Dancers will perform at 3 p.m. Friday followed by antique tractor
light & medium weight pull will be held at 7 p.m. On Saturday the antique tractor heavy weight pull
will be at 1 p.m. followed by Lily Pearl’s Tractor Square Dancers at 5 p.m. and other
entertainment to be determined 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. This will be held
on FCHS grounds after the Power Show is officially over for the weekend.
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
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 email@example.com.
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 20-22, 2014 Rochester, IND