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Sussex Antique Power Association Engine Show
August 26 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:00am, repeating until August 27, 2017
Imagine a County Fair, Church Social, and a Family Reunion all merged into one event! This and more awaits you at the 60th annual threshing reunion of the Sussex Antique Power Association, the area’s oldest and largest threshing reunion! The show will be held August 26th and 27th, 2017 in Sussex, Wisconsin at the Village Park. A celebration of Wisconsin’s farming heritage will showcase hundreds of vintage tractors, engines, threshing machines, and farm machinery. Also there will be antique trucks, cars, and motorcycles. Owners and collectors from throughout the Midwest participate in this annual show. All equipment will be operating under live power all weekend. From a collection of people interested in preserving the old threshing days, 60 charter members held the first reunion at the Netteshein Farm at Pewaukee in 1959. From this family afternoon of “Playing on the farm” our club now produces and presents this nationally recognized show each year, the weekend before Labor Day. This annual show is the major fund raiser for our club.
The show blends things together of interest for every generation. During the two day event, there will be activities and demonstrations such as, a slow tractor race, model airplane flying demonstrations, operating steam engine museum, live sawmill operation, threshing crews which anyone can join into help, and old craft demonstrations such as a shingle mill, rope making, and woodworking. Also vendors selling their wares and swap meet for those hard to find parts.
The visitor gates open at 7:00AM, show events start at 9:00AM and grounds close at 5:00PM. The grand machinery parade is at 1:00PM each day, so bring everyone and your camera for a fun filled day. Admission is $6.00 for adults and children under age 11 are admitted free. There will be plenty of free parking.
There will be hot sandwiches, lemonade, and soda on the grounds served by the local community groups. Also there are antique popcorn wagons selling popcorn. Ice cream will be served by our ladies auxiliary each day, or bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy the large grounds.
For the kids
Special events are held throughout each day for the children. The toy tractor pedal pull is open to boys and girls 4-10 years old. The straw pile dive, a scramble of a scavenger hunt for toys and candy hidden in a large straw pile for children up to 12 years old. Free wagon rides for children of all ages, both young and old, and other special activities and games are planned.