Rev up those engines for antique machinery show

The sixth annual Jackson County Antique Farm Machinery Show will be May 7 to 9 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Brownstown.

The free Jackson County Antique Machinery Association Inc. event will start at 8 a.m. daily with prayer and the playing of the national anthem.

The show will feature Cockshutt/Co-op tractors and equipment, Ohio-built engines and Bolens garden tractors.

All three days, three will be displays of vintage equipment of gas engines with live demonstrations, arts and crafts, barrell train rides, a swap meet and flea market and an open cruise-in for antique cars and trucks.

A display of antique tools, machinery, cars and trucks made in Indiana also is planned. To participate in this display, contact Charles Badger at 812-294-4074.

A silent auction will be from noon to 4 p.m. May 8 and 9.

On May 9, there will be an antique tractor drive (8:30 a.m.), tractor games (10 a.m.), a children’s pedal tractor pull (11 a.m.), a garden tractor pull (noon), a skillet toss (1 p.m.), a garden tractor parade (2 p.m.), old-time country and rock ‘n’ roll from Lexington native Bobby Deal (2 p.m.) and an antique tractor parade (3 p.m.).

A variety of food will be available from Carr Township Conservation Club, Jackson County Missions Team, Gnaw Bone Concessions and Blooming Onion. Amish homemade ice cream also will be available.

JCAMAI is sponsored by area merchants and the Jackson County Visitor Center and endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Committee.

For lodging information, call 812-522-6985. For show information, call 812-523-3246 or 812-523-3594 or visit