Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


August 7, 2013

Power of the Past returns to the Tree City


Saturday the 17th will be an eventful day at the festival, with a number of things taking place in addition to the daily activities. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the annual toy show will take place. Antique toys and reproductions of old tractors will be arranged for viewing. Many of these toys have become extremely collectible. At 9 a.m., a horse drawn wagon train will leave the fairgrounds to travel a route similar to the antique tractor cruise and will take several hours to complete.

Tractor games for adults will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Obstacle fields will be set up and players must navigate the obstacles without hitting them. Among other things, players will also have to push a barrel with their tractor, earning points for keeping it on the right path. Registration for the antique stock tractor pull will begin at 9 a.m., with the tractor pull taking place at 10 a.m.

Starting at 1 p.m., a fiddle contest will take place. There will be five divisions: peewee (ages 1 through 10), junior (ages 11 through 18), adult (ages 19 through 59), senior (age 60 and up) and outlaw (any age). The contest will be open to everyone, with no entry or registration fees, though contestants must pay the $3 admission fee to enter the grounds. The peewee division will play two songs- a waltz and a tune of their choice. Junior, adult and senior divisions will play three songs- a breakdown, a waltz, and a tune of their choice. Medleys are not allowed and a rag is not considered a breakdown. For the outlaw division, one tune of the contestant’s choice will be played.

Cash prizes will be awarded for first ($250), second ($150), third ($100) and fourth ($50) places in the junior, adult and senior divisions. There will also be cash prizes given in a peewee division with $50 for first, $40 for second, $30 for third and $25 for fourth. There will be one outlaw prize of $100 given. Contestants must be registered by 12:45 p.m. before the contest. Contest coordinators are Olivia Smiley, who can be reached at 812-593-8087 for questions, and Gordon and Beth Smiley, who can be reached at 812-614-9052.

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