Love antique tractors and equipment? Check out these events

Gloria Hafemeister
Ira Weber of West Bend, sits on an antique tractor on display at a thresheree held in Fond du Lac County.

ASHIPPUN -  Vintage tractor and equipment lovers are invited to visit a variety of shows this coming summer.

One of the first shows to kick off the season was the annual Ixonia Vintage Tractor Expo which debuted its new home in Ashippun on May 26 and 27.

May shows like the Ixonia show feature an equipment brand and include tractor rides. Participants in the Ixonia show enjoyed the rural back roads winding through the Holy Hill area.

In addition to viewing collections of classic tractors and equipment, many shows include events for the family as well including kiddie pedal pulls, music, flea markets, crafts, demonstrations and more.

The show is the first antique power show of the season and organizer Curt Pernat says that is what makes it such a popular event.

“These guys are anxious to get out there and show their equipment so we started this show five years ago,” he says.

He is pleased that the new location provides plenty of room for all the displays and activities and amble parking.

Club members are active during the year as well, enjoying tractor rides that are fund raisers for local charities.  They are already making plans for next year’s show which will feature National Case Collectors.


Rock River Thresheree Swap Meet and Consignment Auction, June 2-3, 51 E. Cox Rd., Edgerton, WI

Vintage Garden Tractor Club of America Plow Day, June 8-10, 3 1/2 miles north of Manawa on Hwy. 22, Symco, WI

Tri-County Thresherman’s Show, June 8-10, Hwy 73, 1 mile east of Interstate 39/51,
Plainfield, WI

Hay Tool Collectors Show, June 14-16, Jay Hankee Farm, E7201 Three Chimney Road, Viroqua, WI 

Hungry Hollow Steam and Gas Engine Club Inc. 49th Annual Show, June 23-24, 19th Ave., Rice Lake, WI

John Deere is the featured brand at the annual Ixonia Vintage Tractor Expo at a new location in Ashippun this year, May 26 and 27.


Wabeno Steam-Up Days, July 6-8, 5927 Hwy 52, Wabeno, WI

Annual Garden Tractor Daze, July 12-15, Veterans Memorial Field-Columbia County Fairgrounds, Portage, WI

Case Colt Ingersoll Collectors Convention at Annual Garden Tractor Daze, July 12-15, Veterans Memorial Field-Columbia County Fairgrounds, Portage, WI

Iola Car Show & Swap Meet, July 12-14, 130 Jenson Dr., Iola, WI

Price County Antique Assn. 10th Annual Antique Tractor Expo, July 14-15, Price County Fairgrounds, Phillips, WI

Wisconsin Antique Power Reunion 25th Annual Show, July 21-22, 4880 County Rd I, Saukville, WI 

51st Annual Union Threshermen’s Club Thresheree and National Antique Tractor Pull, July 27-29, E6231 Hwy 22, Manawa, WI

Old time tractors and real threshing work as it used to be done at the Eden thresheree held in a field east of Eden in Fond du Lac County.


50th Annual Dodge County Antique Power Show, Aug. 3-5, 6505 Hwy B, Burnett Corners, WI

Coulee Antique Engine Club 47th Annual Show, Aug. 3-5, S1061 Hwy 27, Westby, WI

2nd Annual Golat Implement Day, Tractor and Implement Show, Aug. 4-5, W7910 Hwy P, Ladysmith, WI

Chippewa Valley Antique Engine and Model Club Pioneer Days, Aug. 10-12, S9464 Porterville Rd., Eau Claire, WI

66th Annual Wisconsin Steam Engine Show, Aug. 11-12, Calumet County Fairgrounds, Chilton, WI

Rudolph Old Tractor Club Show, Aug. 11, community park, 8 miles north of Wisconsin Rapids on Hwy. 13/34, Rudolph, WI

eValmy Thresheree, Aug. 17-19, 5005 N. Country View Rd., Sturgeon Bay, WI

Badger Steam and Gas Engine Club 55th Annual Show, Aug. 17-19, S3347 Sand Rd., Baraboo, WI

8th Annual Eau Claire Big Rig Truck & Tractor Show, Aug. 17-19, Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, 225 Edward St, Chippewa Falls, WI

34th Annual Moon Lake Threshermen’s Assn. Threshing Bee, Aug. 18-19, 5 miles south of Turtle Lake on Hwy. K, Turtle Lake, WI

45th Annual North Central Wisconsin Antique Steam and Gas Engine Club Show, Aug. 24-26, W. 4255 Hilldale Rd., Edgar, WI

60th Annual Sussex Engine Show, Aug. 25-26, Hwy. VV (Main Street), Sussex, WI

62nd Reunion of the Rock River Thresheree, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 51E Cox Rd., Edgerton, WI

Fountain City Old Time Farm Fest, Sept. 1-2, 4 miles east on Hwy. 95
Fountain City, WI (Antique tractor pull on eve. of Aug. 31, 6 p.m.)

Mid-Lakes Thresheree & Tractor Show, Sept. 8-9, Pinecrest Historical Village, Manitowoc, WI

Early Farm Days, Sept. 9, 1202 Parkview Dr., Kewaskum, WI

32nd Annual Pickett Steam and Gas Engine Show, Sept. 8-9, N9975 Olden Rd.,
Pickett, WI

Friends of Beckman Mill Heritage Day, Sept. 9, 11600 South Hwy H, Beloit, WI

27th Annual Fall Harvest Days, Sept. 14-16, Racine County Fairgrounds, 19805 Durand Ave., Union Grove, WI

Glacier Ridge Antique Tractor Show, Sept. 15-16, 2235 S. Hwy J/Y, Rosholt, WI

20th Annual Richfield Historical Society Thresheree, Sept. 15-16, 1896 Hwy. 164,
Richfield, WI

30th Annual R.S. Vintage Steel Steam and Gas Engine Show, Sept. 15-16, intersection of Hwy. 151 and County Hwy HHH, Calumetville, WI

Wisconsin Historical Steam Engine Assn. 15th Annual Steam School, Sept. 21-23, 51 E. Cox Rd., Edgerton, WI

25th Annual Agricultural Heritage Days, Sept. 22-23, Kewaunee County Fairgrounds,
Luxemburg, WI

15th Annual Fall Harvest Festival, Sept. 28-30, Hwy. 13, go west on County Hwy J about 4 blocks, Friendship, WI