Earlier this month the local Antique Club held their annual Vintage Day event. It is a day filled with music, tractors, animals, locally made food, displays and demonstrations. This event is held at a building that in a previous life was the Auction Mart for farm animals that local farmers wanted to sell. It has now been converted by local volunteers into a Antique Farm Museum and Demonstration center. Every year they hold a number of events, but this is their marquee event. It is a great day for people of all ages to come out and learn about farming in the past.
This year there was a pancake breakfast to start off the day. It was followed by threshing demonstrations, plowing demonstrations, and a musical program. Also throughout the day there was a petting zoo, tea service in the old farmhouse, market gardens, craft sale, animal sale, tractor displays and rides, sand pit with money for the kids, food booths and miniature plane demonstrations. I didn’t stay for the whole day, but was able to take in a number of the events.
When you go to a rural event you are able to learn lots and see sights you’ve never seen before, such as cute and fluffy baby chicks being sold at the same booth as homemade fancily decorated cupcakes. I will probably be back next year, and go earlier so that I can see some of the events I missed. This was a fun day that I will remember in the future.