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Darke County, Ohio show is in its 50th year
GREENVILLE, Ohio — The Darke County Steam Threshers Association hosts its annual show - now in its 50th year - July 6-9 at the York Woods near Greenville, Ohio.

This year’s show features 20 to 25 large steam engines that have been exhibited over the last 49 years, along with Allis-Chalmers equipment, steel wheel tractors and Pump Jack hit and miss gas engines.

The show moved to York Woods in 1999. At this location, the group is able to plow, grow wheat, thresh wheat and saw lumber. The show also features a flea market, steam engine and tractor games, food vendors and blacksmith demonstrations.

For the kids, there are pony rides and the Kandyland Express. Thursday, July 6, is Senior Citizens Day at the show.

This year’s added events are karaoke on Thursday evening and fireworks on Friday evening along with the Clark Station Concert. The association’s semi-annual Antique Tractor Pull, along with a skid steer rodeo, is on Saturday afternoon. On Saturday evening, Country Gold is in concert. Sunday church services start at 9 a.m.

Camping is available along with modern restrooms and shower facilities.

Admission is $5 for ages 16 and over.

York Woods is located eight miles north of State Route 36 on State Route 127 and Reed Rd. For more information, visit www.darkecountysteam.com or call Gary Shiverdecker at 765-418-4308. For tractor pull information, call Kim Besecker 937-417-0342.

This farm news was published in the June 28, 2006 issue of Farm World, serving Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee.

6/28/2006