I would like to raise the Wheel Horse flag at this show this year!
Celebrate 175 Years of John Deere
Rick Trahan, The Black Smith Express will be giving presentations on the history of John Deere, the 2012 feature tractor.
Watch an antique tractor pull and shop the flea market which includes a large selection of tractor parts and mag repair. Stop by the Children’s Activity Area 9 a.m.-noon Saturday to watch the Illinois State Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pulls. Education Day is Friday, Sept. 28, student groups will be admitted free and there will be tours for long term care residents from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Catch a ride on the wobble wagon or train, learn to drive a tractor, get lost in the corn maze, let youngsters participate in a pedal tractor pull, or just sit back and watch horse games or a parade. Visit a petting zoo and check out a giant fish tank. Enjoy a children’s museum, story time, and crafts compliments of the Jacksonville Public Library.
Bandstand performances will be Friday, Sept. 28, from 10-11 a.m., Jonathan Turner Junior High School Choir; 11:30 a.m.-2p.m., Jacksonville High School Music Department; Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. “The Round Mound of Sound” with R.B. Burnett, “Harmony” with Glen Gobel, and “Saved by Grace” with Rod Nicholson; 1-2 p.m. The Chosen Ones; and Sunday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Ken Bradbury and Friends. Rob Brogdon will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Liberty Church. Sunday worship services will be held at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Learn about sorghum/molasses production, tractor and horse plowing, threshing, baling, grinding, hay lifting, and much more.
Displays: Walk through displays of gas engines, lawn and garden tractors, horse drawn equipment, steam engines, and antique tractors and equipment.
1949 John Deere A, 2012 Raffle Tractor
Go home with chances to win a handmade quilt or your choice of a 1949 John Deere tractor or cash.
Get a taste of Prairie Land’s ham and beans cooked by steam engines, corn bread, pie and drink from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the barn dining room or visit one of the many other vendors.
Go back in time and take a peek at the general store, one room school house, sawmill, blacksmith shop, Liberty church and museums.
Golf cart rental available. Reserve a cart in advance by calling Battery Specialists at 1-866-275-2742. Two-passenger cart rental rates: One day $50; Three day $125. Four-passenger cart rental rates: One day $70; three day $175
Prairie Land Heritage Museum Institute
Located on the corner of Lincoln and Michigan Avenues • P.O. Box 754, South Jacksonville, Illinois 62650-0754