Arkansas Valley Tractor Club’s 17th annual tractor show is set for Friday and Saturday at the Franklin County Fair Grounds in Ozark.
Both days of the free show will have parades, demonstrations, vintage equipment displays, a swap meet and food, said Tim Scott with Arkansas Valley Tractor Club.
Featured during the show will be antique tractors from as far back as 1939 and older, Scott said.
"These tractors have all been restored, and in some cases are still being used out in the field just as they are," Scott said.
Scott, who is from Ohio, joined the tractor club in 2000. He grew up using antique tractors and equipment on his family’s 70-acre farm, he said.
"I guess you could say I was brought up into the antique lifestyle," Scott said.
The purpose of the show, Scott said, is to educate the public on the history of tractors in agriculture and introduce people to their beauty.
On Friday, the tractor show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 10 a.m., a parade of antique tractors will travel a circuit route from the fair grounds to downtown Ozark and back, Scott said.
A Parade of Power is set for 2 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.
On Saturday, the show is open from 9 a.m. until after the tractor pull at 4 p.m. Music by White Oak is set for 11 a.m., and a kids pedal tractor pull and door prizes is scheduled for 1 p.m.
A Sons and Daughters of the Old West reenactment show also will be held Saturday with the time to be announced.
A silent auction being held throughout the show will close at 3 p.m.
Also throughout the show, antique equipment will be on display and used in demonstrations, including hay baling, corn grinding and blacksmithing.
An antique international engine connected to a freezer will be used to make homemade ice cream both days, Scott said.