Appalachian Antique Farm Show

Annual event hosted by Tri-State Antique Power Association in Gray, Tennessee.
Courtesy TSAPA
April 24, 2009
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Gray, Tennessee – The Tri-State Antique Power Association hosts its 16th Annual Appalachian Antique Farm Show April 24-26 at the Appalachian Fairgrounds (located 1 mile off Interstate I-26).

The show will feature exhibits of all makes and models of antique tractors, steam, gas, hit and miss antique engines, stationary steam engines, threshing machines, gristmill, antique farm tools, live steam saw mill, belted equipment demonstrations and other farm related equipment.

The full weekend activities include a farm toy show and sale, arts and crafts, antiques, farm and tractor memorabilia, commercial vendors, new and used farm equipment parts, and food.

All exhibits open at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday.

On Friday, Royston Auction Co. will conduct a farm related auction at 5 p.m. that includes tractors, equipment, implements and more. Saturday’s events include the Kiddie Games (10 a.m.), Kiddie Tractor Pedal Race and Pedal Pull (11 a.m.), live entertainment (country/bluegrass/bospel music), Tractor Parade of Power (1 p.m.), Tractor Olympics (3 p.m.), and Vintage Tractor Pull presented by the East Tennessee Antique Tractor Association (4 p.m.). On Sunday, church services at 9 a.m. with exhibits opening after services, second round of the Tractor Olympics (1 p.m.), and more live entertainment.

TSAPA is proud to feature collectors of Ford tractors and farm related equipment in conjunction with this year’s show. Gates open each day at 8 a.m. Admission is $5 adults and under 12 years free. Limited camping is available on site. Senior’s Day all day Friday with $4 admission.

For show information, call Ronald Alley (423) 357-3619. Ford collectors call Ed Champion (423) 467-9934 or Wayne Gilliam (276) 386-9527 for information. Limited camping available on-site; call Stephen Triplett (423) 727-9021 to reserve your space. Or visit the TSAPA website.

The TSAPA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving agricultural history through the restoration of antique farm equipment. TSAPA supports the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Shriners Children's Hospital for Crippled Children and other local charities including the Ronald McDonald House. TSAPA hosts the Annual Appalachian Antique Farm Show the last full weekend each April.

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