29th Annual Antique Machinery Show and Plowing Bee

Date: Sunday, August 14, 2011 Time: 8:00 am
Location:  Show map Deer Creek Show Grounds
72927 610 Avenue
Sterling, NE
Contact: Deer Creek Sodbusters, Inc.Phone: 402-866-2122Email: sodbuster@diodecom.net

The 29th Annual Antique Machinery Show and Plowing Bee sponsored by Deer Creek Sodbusters, Inc. will be held Sunday, August 14th 2011 at the Deer Creek Show grounds, at 72927 610 Ave, 4 1/2 miles south of Sterling, NE or 2 1/2 miles north of Hwy 136 on County Road 610 Ave (Sterling Road).

8:00 a.m. - Flag Raising Ceremony (American Legion Post 140 from Sterling)

8:15 a.m. - Outdoor church service led by Rev. Jenae Bauer, pastor of Hopewell United Methodist Church of rural Sterling.

10:00 – First musical performance by the Husda Band.

11:30 a.m. - Guest Speaker Darrell Draper will present "Theodore Roosevelt: Rough Rider President."

1:00 p.m. - Parade led by Color Guard courtesy American Legion Post 140 from Sterling.

1:45 p.m. – Scavenger hunt (children ages 2 – preteen hunt for candy treats and coins hidden in a pile of straw)

2:15 p.m. – Second musical performance by the Husda Band.

Throughout the day: Demonstrations of operating machinery such as threshing, corn shelling, corn binding, silage chopping, stationary baler, small grain binding and farming with draft horses. 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

In addition to machinery and farming demonstrations, the show will feature day-long exhibits of antique tractors, steam engines, gas engines, and antique automobiles and trucks. 

For the enjoyment of the ladies, the show will feature arts and craft exhibits, a flea market and souvenir stand. Lunch will be served throughout the day by the Deer Creek Sodbusters and there will be ample supplies of cold soft drinks, lemonade, bottled water and iced tea, along with plenty of shade to relax in if the day is really hot.

For the enjoyment of the children, the show will feature a children’s playground and a children’s barnyard, and a kid’s straw pile scavenger hunt where the children ages 2 to pre-teen will hunt for candy treats and coins hidden in a pile of straw. The hunt is scheduled to begin at 1:45 p.m.

Demonstrations of lumber sawing with Deer Creek  Sodbusters’ sawmill will be performed several times during the day. Blacksmithing will be demonstrated again this year by members of the Prairie Blacksmith organization.

For musical entertainment, the show will feature the Husda Band playing a mixture of traditional folk, country  and bluegrass music. The band has two performances scheduled  - the first beginning at 10:00 a.m. and the second  beginning at  2:15 a.m.

Other show attractions include the museum in the mow (upstairs) of the utility barn on the show grounds which will display miscellaneous antique tools, small implements and household items, and the “Rusty Iron Museum” a collection of items of old machinery, which are somewhat rare or unique, but not necessarily operational anymore.

For more details on this year’s show, please visit www.deercreeksodbusters.org or view the press release in full.