Farmers, collectors plan to bring tractors, equipment to show scheduled in Cobden

Farmers and collectors from Union County and throughout Southern Illinois plan to bring old tractors, old unusual equipment, implements, horse-drawn and new equipment to an upcoming “Then & Now” farm equipment show.

The show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the village park in downtown Cobden. Admission is free.

The event is planned as many area organizations are celebrating the bicentennial of Illinois. 

The Cobden High School FFA chapter, as a service to the community, has planned the event to showcase the history and advancements of agriculture technology. 

Awards will be presented for the oldest tractor, rare equipment and the longest/most generations in a family.

A parade of tractors is planned through the village at the close of the show. 

The day will feature AGtivities for children under a pavilion, courtesy of the Union County Ag in The Classroom Program. 

Local FFA members and Farm Bureau volunteers will have activities and games for kids that highlight local specialty crops, conservation and agriculture history. 

Historic agriculture items are scheduled to be on display at the Union County Museum during the upcoming weekend. 

The museum is located at 117 S. Appleknocker in downtown Cobden.

The museum is scheduled to open early on Saturday, Nov. 10. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The museum also is scheduled to be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.

Anyone who may be interested in the event, or anyone with a tractor or other equipment to exhibit, or other questions, can contact Lindsey LeFevre at 618-697-7426. 

The Gazette-Democrat

112 Lafayette St.
Anna, Illinois 62906
Office Number: (618) 833-2158

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