“Old Time Harvest Days” set for this weekend

The 30th annual “Old Time Harvest Days” show is slated to begin this September 23 and 24 at the Livingston County Fairgrounds in Chillicothe, with a church service and quilt raffle scheduled for Sunday.

Items and activities expected to be on the grounds this coming weekend include classic and antique tractors, cars, and trucks; antique machinery; steam engines; threshing; corn shelling and grinding; stationary baling; old time skills; various working demonstrations;

gas engine and garden tractor displays; arts and crafts; miniature farm equipment and archery.

This year’s featured tractor this year is Case.

There’s an “anything horse drawn’ competition with cash prizes for best of show, most original, best restored, and most unusual.

Organizers also say all family-oriented exhibits and demonstrations are welcome at no charge to exhibitors.

Scheduled events on Friday evening include a dinner from 5 until 7 and a performance by the Peppy Promenaders square dance club at 6 o’clock.

Activities planned Saturday include a kitchen show at 10 o’clock, a pedal pull for all ages at 10:30, a quilt show at 11 o’clock, a parade of power at 1 o’clock, a wood carving show at 2, tractor rodeo at 3, dinner from 5 until 7 o’clock, as well as a draft horse pull at 7 o’clock Saturday night.

The schedule for Sunday has church services at 9 o’clock with a quilt raffle at noon.

Admission to “Old Time Harvest Days” in Chillicothe is $5.00 for a two-day pass with youth ages 12 and younger admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Camping is available on the grounds, including electric hookups for $10.00 per day.

The activities in Chillicothe are sponsored by Livingston County Steam and Gas Association.