Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Agriculture

August 7, 2013

Power of the Past returns to the Tree City

GREENSBURG – The Greensburg Power of the Past festival is set to return to the Tree City for its 24th running later this month.

The Greensburg Power of the Past Club was founded in 1989 as a non-profit organization aimed at promoting interest in antique tractors and farm equipment of days gone by. Through the years, Power of the Past has been able to educate its members and the general public of the historical, technical, and social contributions and impact of the farm equipment of the past. Through its work, the Power of the Past Club seeks to give back to the community, as well as preserving the heritage for future generations to enjoy.

The 24th annual Greensburg Power of the Past will take place August 15 through 18 at the Decatur County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission to will be $3 per day, with children 12 and under admitted for free. Annual memberships to the Power of the Past Club cost $10 and come with two weekend passes. Individual events have no fee, but a free-will donation is usually taken during the musical performances. Each day of the festival will be filled with numerous events, many of which would be fun for the whole family.

Those who have never attended the Greensburg Power of the Past can expect to find a multitude of antique restored tractors and farm equipment, including steam engines and antique motors. There will also be a large variety of food booths and flea market booths of all kinds. Participants can expect to see multiple demonstrations of the power these antique machines still hold, giving a peek into a time when these machines were the height of farm technology.

Power of the Past President Tom Cherry said no big changes were made this year, aside from the featured machinery, which he said changes every year. The featured tractor will be CO-OP, along with its close cousins, Cockshut and Blackhawk tractors. Other featured machinery will include the featured steam engine- Gaar-Scott, featured lawn and garden- Choremaster and featured hit and miss engine- Galloway.

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