Each year the club commissions a quilt of the feature tractor and auctions it off at the August Steam and Gas show. This year’s quilt beautifully displays Case tractors, the iconic Case eagle emblem and this year’s show dates embroidered at the top. The quilt will be auctioned off immediately after the 1:00 tractor parade on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 on the Midway.
So come on out and bid! Proceeds from the quilt helps CVAEMA continue to bring you two great shows a year admission free! Show dates are August 9, 10, & 11, 2019.
Click here to view a full size photo of the quilt.
Randy and Edie Quinby, owners of Twin Bridge Campgrounds, graciously shared these aerial shots of the CVAEMA showgrounds taken during an August show. Quite a birds-eye view!
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There’s lots of things going on in this neighborhood. CVAEMA continues to spruce up the showgrounds and we saw a post recently that Twin Bridge Campground is adding some awesome kids playground equipment!
Contact them now to rent your camping spaces for the 2019 show weekends: April 27-28 and August 9-11. www.twinbridgecampground.com.
I wonder how many people can remember how the spring engine show came about. Long before we had a club, show grounds or even an annual show, there were a local group of folks who were restoring and showing old iron. It was a small gang of men and their wives who attended and exhibited at the small local shows. In the early spring, we would pick a location to have a swap and sell. People would bring piles of treasures from their sheds, garages and barns. Old iron would be thrown out on the ground, tailgates and tables. It was great to wander around and think of all the things you could do with the parts and pieces.
The first location was in the lower field of Twin Bridges Campground. Sadly, there was very little participation so it was decided to move behind the Fayetteville Antique Mall and Flea Market. Better results were found there. As our club was being formed, the location moved back to the lower field of Twin Bridges Campground. When we acquired our current show grounds, the swap moved up the hill.
The auction was originally held during the summer show. Because of the extensive amount of activities during the summer show, it was decided to move the auction to the spring show. As time passes the spring showhas developed into what we see today. The photos are from the early swap and sells. See if you recognize any of the young gents prowling through the goodies.
Written by Stephen, the old Historian for The Bridge