Festival Details - "Education of Yesterday 19th Annual Farm Show on OCTOBER 21 & 22 at 3685 Cass Irish Ridge Rd Dresden"...
Start: Saturday, October 21, 2023 10:00AM
End: Sunday, October 22, 2023 4:00PM
**FREE admission but we kindly ask for a donation. Tickets for the train rides and digger $1.00 each**
THANK YOU for bringing your family and friends to DISCOVER Country Crossroads. SEE and LEARN things you don’t see at most other shows. We feature all types of Working Antique Farm Equipment & Construction Equipment. Plus large displays of Tractors, Trucks, Fire Trucks, Cars and Equipment! Something for everyone!
The late Kenny Moore, Jr. had a vision and great imagination as he started this great annual event on his farm named Country Crossroads. He grew up on a farm in Killbuck, Ohio and came to Dresden when he was 19 years old to start a farm machinery business till his death in 2013. His love for tractors and trains can be seen here. The Cracker Jack Railroad and Captain Bryant’s Grist Mill were some of his biggest projects. He made several trips to Baraboo, Wisconsin to bring home the train engines and to take up the narrow gauge railroad and ties. Then laying it on the grounds. The mill was originally located in Dresden so with a limited crew they took it down and reassembled here. He wanted to share his dream with everyone and to see the faces of the young children light up. He had two words in his vocabulary you would hear every day. “THINK” and “LERM” You are thinking LERM is not a word but it is was to him and now to our family.
L = Life E = Education R = Responsibilities M = Memories
Hopefully now you will use his words daily and help us to keep his memory and dream going. All donations go directly back into the grounds and upkeep of the equipment so we can continue the show again next year. Your support and donations are greatly appreciated. Enjoy the day!!
EVENTS: (Some weather permitting) Shelling corn using a belt-driven Sheller and a silo-filler demonstration making feed for cattle will be two of the old-fashioned methods offered. Another will be making miniature round bales of hay using the first round baler ever made. Also square hay baling with stationary and pull type balers. Picking corn with two-row corn picker or pull type picker operating in the fields. Chopping corn with old ensilage cutter-blower. Will be harvesting soybeans if they’re ready with an old AC pull type combine. Due to the ever changing weather most of these will start in the early afternoon to give time for the dew to dry. A cord saw will be used to make firewood and show kids how old wood burner stoves worked. Large sawmill running. Tractor’s plowing – disking. Display of Hit & Miss Gas Engines and large engines. Blacksmith/forger on grounds. Construction equipment such as Dozers, excavators, track hoes, old shovel loaders, road graders pull type and Motorized, Dump trucks & backhoes will be working & moving lots of dirt around! Poker Run. A small backhoe that young kids can operate with adult supervision! Lots of fun!! Kids games and activities! Train Rides Large and small! Tractor wagon rides around the mill and to different events. Captain Bryant’s Grist Mill Museum includes a Large Farm Toy Display on 2nd floor, displays of antique tools, machinery and more. Tractor parts, Arts & Crafts and Toys for sale. S & A Food Stand & Dresden Masonic Lodge Mini Donuts. Homemade Ice Cream. Bands & Hog Roast on Saturday evening for an additional donation.
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Hours of Operation – Saturday 10am to 5 pm, then 6 - ? Bands start. Sunday 11am -4pm.
OUR ANNUAL SHOW IS ALWAYS ON THE 3RD WEEKEND IN OCTOBER. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
MUSIC LINE UP FOR SATURDAY EVENING IS BRYAN LEWIS. COME FOR A DINNER AND MISIC FOR ANADDITIOANLA DONATION STARTING AT 5 ON SATURDAY. ON SUNDAY AY 1:30 THE CO-MUS HILLS STRING PICKERS TO PLAY ON STAGE. MORE FOOD TRUCKS ADDED AND A KIDDEE PEDAL TRACTOR PULL ON SATURDAY AT 1:00 BY THE TRI-VALLEY YOUNG FARMERS.MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.
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