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The Bicentennial Celebration in Illinois, looking back on 200 years of history, seems like the perfect time to revise the Olde Tyme Farm Show in Henderson County, scheduled for Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th. For 17 years, the event was held at the Henderson County Fair Grounds, before it ended. That early group organized in 1991 and held their first Olde Tyme Farm show Labor Day weekend 1992 with 30 or so tractors, Cody Hartman said, who is in charge of this year's 18th Annual event.
Cody's father was among those first to help. The last show was held in 2008 and it ended due to the hard word for the membership and the competition of other farm shows on Labor Day weekend.
Cody said farmers have been having an annual tractor drive yearly since the show quit.
In 2018, Cody and a few locals wanted to revive the Olde Tymers' club and bring the farm show back to keep the farming history alive with a farm show. The Henderson County Olde Tymers with Donnie Carnes and Norm Menzenberg co-chairs and its members heard Cody along with his brother Nathan and sister-in-law Allison Lafary Harden, give his presentation with their main need being "man-power and help".
Their idea paid off as membership has increased to around 30, and with a lot of hard work, the two-day event is now packed full of fun and entertainment along with over thirty vendors, crafts, and flea markets. -see page 12
The biggest change, in hopes of encouraging attendance, is the move off of Labor Day weekend to August 24-25, the last weekend in August.
The Henderson County Olde Tymers encourages you to come and enjoy the way things were, along with fun and games for the kids, live music and delicious ham and beans on Friday evening, and food items on sale throughout the day.
See schedule of events below in advertisement this week for all that is going on.
Cody is pleased that a lot of new members have joined the Olde Tymers club and there was a lot of support at their Soup Supper fund-raiser.
He said the financial help and sponorships have been appreciated, too.
Cole Implement donated a kids Allis-Chalmers peddle tractor to raffle off and Cindy Muff donated a quilt to raffle off.
Membership to Henderson County Olde Tymers is only $20 per household and also gives you a wrist band to the two-day event.
For more information contact President Donnie Carnes, (309-337-5417;
Vice President-Jordan Brokaw at 309-299-4401,
Nathan Harden Secretary
Sheila Forbes, Treasurer, or
Cody Harden (machinery) (309) 337-1228
Allison Lafary Harden (309) 221-9377
who are in charge of the 2018 Olde Tyme celebration this weekend.
For information on the show checkout their website by googling: Henderson County Olde Tymers Association or see them on Facebook.
Olde Tyme Farm Show sponsors are: