Club's 25 annual show offers even more opportunities for family fun

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series about the upcoming Murray County Antique Tractor & Implement Association 25th Annual Show. 

Those who read Sunday’s Lifestyles feature story should now be familiar with the Murray County Antique Tractor & Implement Association and their upcoming annual show. The event will take place on Sept. 14, 15 and 16 just north of Sulphur on Hwy. 177. On Friday the club has invited area schools to visit the show to learn about local history with a variety of hands-on demonstrations.

On Saturday Sept. 15, in addition to the demonstrations, the fun will be taken up a notch with the Parade of Power and the Tractor Games. The parade will be held in the club arena and is open to anyone who would like to bring their tractor to the show. Any tractor no matter how new or old can participate. No prior notice is required but registration begins at 11 a.m. The parade will then commence at noon.

“We’ve got some shiny ones and some that wear their work clothes,” Club President Rick Pender said. “We really like seeing the ones in their work clothes!”

Later Saturday afternoon, the Tractor Games will begin at 2 p.m. in the arena. These games include everything from a “slow race” to see which tractor can go the slowest, to the Kiddie Tractor Pull where children are invited to use a small pedaled tractor. Other games take place throughout the afternoon, but the final event is what the club calls “The Lazy Cowhand.”

“We’ve got a horn scoop we pull behind the tractor and it’s basically just a big shovel,” Pender said. “Any kids that want to get in it and ride can. It’s just good family entertainment.”

The event will also contain a craft show, flea market and numerous food vendors.

The club members said that 2018 is likely to be the final year that the show will take place on such a large scale. While it was a tough decision for them to make, they based it on their aging club members and declining membership. 

For more information about the upcoming show, contact the club via telephone at (580) 264-6611 or (580) 622-6611.