Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


August 7, 2013

Power of the Past returns to the Tree City


There will be two areas of display for the antique machinery- the featured tractors, and the non-featured tractors, which tends to be a very popular display. According to Cherry, there should be between 125 and 150 of the featured antique tractors and around 400 of the non-featured tractors, which will include varieties of John Deere, Massey-Ferguson, and other manufacturers. Overall, visitors can expect to see around 500 antique and restored tractors and steam engines. To bring a tractor for display, one must be a member of the Power of the Past Club.

Several events will take place daily at Power of the Past. In the steam engine area, saw mill and threshing demonstrations will take place regularly, allowing visitors to understand the way these processes were completed before modern-day machinery was invented. Various entertainment will be available each day of Power of the Past, mainly old-time country, bluegrass, and gospel music. Grocery Bingo will be played every day, with prizes donated by local grocery stores. Arts and crafts booths will be open every day between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., as will the flea markets. Farm machinery will be on display all four days for visitors to peruse at their leisure. Woodcarving will also be available near the event headquarters.

Thursday the 15th, in addition to the daily activities, Power of the Past will kick off the 2013 festival with an antique tractor pull at 6 p.m. Weigh-in for the tractor pull will take place at 4 p.m. An open acoustic jam will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Friday the 16th, all the daily activities will take place. At 1 p.m., interested participants can join the antique tractor cruise, where drivers cruise their tractors around the southern part of the county on a relaxing ride. The ride will take several hours. A garden tractor pull is scheduled for 5 p.m. Starting at 6 p.m., Flatrock Bluegrass Band, Jake Brown and Blueline, and James White and Deer Creek will take turns performing for those assembled.

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