The Bryan County Antique Tractor Club plays a lead role in coordinating the show and inviting tractor clubs from other areas. The local club was established in 2001 and has approximately 50 families that are members.
An estimated 75-100 tractors and other pieces of equipment will be on display, including a steam tractor, tractor-powered hay balers and rock crushers. There will also be a special exhibition of a 1905 “Kack Gonovan” steam engine. This particular engine is believed to be the only one still in existence.
The tractors and machinery displayed will come from the local tractor club as well as clubs from Marshall County, Murray County, Shawnee and Talihina. Tractor clubs from the Texas communities of Paris, Lindsay and Wylie will also display their equipment at the Expo.
Various antique tractors will be on display throughout the entire Ag-Industry Expo and will be specifically featured during two antique tractor parades. The antique tractor parades will be held at the fairgrounds on Friday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. and again on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 8:45 a.m.
Additional activities coordinated by the Bryan County Antique Tractor Club during the Ag Expo include a Tractor Rodeo on Saturday at 10 a.m. and an Antique Tractor Pull on Saturday afternoon beginning at 1 p.m.
Information on the Bryan County Antique Tractor Club is available from Peggy Knowles at (580) 847-2786.
To purchase barbecue tickets for the Ag-Industry Expo or for information on exhibitor booth space, contact the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce by calling 580-924-0848.