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Penfield Tractor Show Time is here

You can view farming like year's past at the Penfield Historic Days
You can view farming like year's past at the Penfield Historic DaysKeith Ladage

The I & I Tractor Club's Historic days serves up historic farming and profiles antique tractors. Just a couple hours from Springfield, the show is a chance to reconnect with your agricultural past. The show is located 10 miles east of Rantoul; just south of Route 136 you will find Penfield Illinois.

Historic Farm Days begins 7/10/2014 to 7/13/2014 Historic Farm Days is celebrating their 25th Anniversary of the Classic Tractor Fever Calendar this year and several of the tractors that were featured on the calendar will be at the show. On Thursday the opening day of the show there is a banquet/party for John Harvey, the founder of the Classic Tractor Fever calendar. Famed farm broadcaster Max Armstrong will be master of ceremony for this event.

This year at the show they are also celebrating the 75th anniversary of the 9N Ford tractor. Antique tractor collectors come to this annual event along with those that like construction equipment. The Regional Construction show is held in conjunction with Historic Farm Days.

The 2014 tractor show is a reunion for many groups including a tractor puller reunion. There will be a tractor pull on the grounds on Saturday night and after the pull, Jansen Farms Sparks show is a don’t miss event.
While at the show be sure to stop in and check out the agricultural museum located in the former school. For more information about Historic Days, log onto http://www.antiquefarm.org/.