The Midwest Farm Show, from its humble beginning in the old Mary Sawyer Auditorium, has become one of the biggest shows for farmers in the Tri-State region of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.
The current show site is the LaCrosse Center and this year's 35th anniversary show will occupy some 55,000 square feet of floor space with the largest display of new farm equipment ever assembled inside the center.
The show dates are Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 16-17, and with daily show hours of 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. free parking and admission are offered along with stage entertainment by John Bernadot and Friends three times daily.
Area farm families are invited to participate in free health clinics by Gundersen Lutheran, see a farm village of some 10,000 toy tractors and barns, and reminisce to a full-size display of antique tractors.
Other attractions include a safety demonstration showing the power of 7,200 volts of electricity, woodcarving demonstrations and the talent of sketch artist Tommy Orrico.
Chat with Rochelle Ripp, Wisconsin's 65th Alice in Dairyland, on opening day.
The Midwest Farm Show, Jan. 16-17 at the LaCrosse Center, is coordinated by North Country Enterprises, a supporter of Wisconsin's AgrAbility Program for disabled farmers.
Further information is available at www.NorthCountryEnterprises.com.