The Prairie Homestead Antique Power and Craft Show will be celebrating its 30th anniversary later this weekend. This year the show will feature Minneapolis-Moline tractors and equipment and all makes and models of garden tractors. The Iowa state plowing contest will be held on the first two days.
The antique power show will be held August 16-18 at the Jenison-Meacham Art Center and Farm, which is located two miles north of Belmond on Luick’s Lane (Taylor Avenue). Admission is $8 for all three days, with gates opening daily at 7 a.m.
Jesse Allen will entertain during the hamburger and sweet corn meal Friday. Saturday’s events will include entertainment by the Mockingbirds. Brad Revland of Belmond will perform a tribute to the Woodstock music festival Sunday.
On the weekend, a stock antique tractor pull will be held Saturday afternoon, and the Iowa State Fair Championship Pull will be held Sunday.
Other activities include a craft show, log sawing, gas engine display, tractor parades through the grounds, butter making, border collies herding a variety of animals, petting zoo, plowing, oat threshing, potato harvesting, corn shelling, blacksmithing, cider pressing, corn picking, antique stove cooking, rug making, and lots of food. All the historic buildings will be open, including a vintage country schoolhouse, barn, corn crib, scale house and the original farm house which features artwork by Cloe Jenison.
For further information call Dave Nelson at 515-571-6838 or go online to: belmondarts.org.