The 35th Annual Antique Machinery Show and Plowing Bee sponsored by Deer Creek Sodbusters, Inc. will be Sunday, August 13th at the Deer Creek Show grounds at 72927 610 Avenue, 4 1/2 miles south of Sterling Nebraska.
Activities start at 8 a.m. with the flag raising ceremony and will run throughout the day until late afternoon. An outdoor church service will be held at 8:15 a.m. At 11:30 a.m. guest speaker Charlotte Endorf will present "Nebraska Spirit; North Platte Canteen". During WWII, American soldiers from across the country rolled through North Platte on troop trains en route to Europe and the Pacific. You can learn the story of the community that turned a railroad depot into a legend and touched the lives of more than 6 million soldiers from 1942 to 1946.
Live music will return to the stage this year and will be provided by the Get Together Band in the morning from 9 until 11 and again from2:30 to 4.
Demonstrations of operating machinery include threshing, corn shelling, corn binding, silage chopping, stationary baler, small grain binding and farming with draft horses will be held between 9:30 a.m. and noon. The demonstrations will start again at 2 p.m. and run until 4 p.m. Plowing demonstrations will be held in the afternoon.
The show will aslo feature day long exhibits of antique tractors, steam engines, gas engines and antique automobiles and trucks. There is also an arts and craft exhibit, flea market and souvenir stand. Lunch will be provided throughout the day. There is also a children's playground, barnyard and straw pile scavenger hunt.
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