The Tuscarawas Valley Pioneer Power Association believes, by viewing live displays, spectators can experience firsthand the power of turn of the century farming equipment as they watch sawmill, shingle mills, threshing and baling displays operated by association members.
You can talk with owners and operators of equipment to learn more about the history of what is being displayed. There will be steam traction engines steamed up and working the farming equipment. All steam engines have been state inspected and all operators have an Ohio boilers license.
This year’s show will feature Minneapolis Moline and Speedex tractors and equipment.
The 55th annual TVPPA show is Aug. 17-19 at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds, just off I77 in Dover. Admission is $5 with 12 and younger admitted free.
On Friday night, weigh-in for the garden tractor pull starts at 4 p.m. and the pull at 6 p.m.
On Saturday at 1 p.m. is the popular pedal tractor pull. There are pedal tractors large and small, so the kids can actually enjoy watching mom and dad compete as well. Along with the pedal tractor pull, there are other activities for the kids to enjoy each day, like the corn pit (instead of sandbox) and a fire truck on display Saturday for kids to explore.
There also will be featured events like the antique tractor pull on Saturday night, with weigh-in starting at 3 p.m. and the pull starting at 5 p.m.
The show also includes antique cars and trucks, a flea market, arts and crafts, and good food to enjoy on the grounds.
The T.V.P.P.A. is a nonprofit organization focused on educating the public about the history of farming and machinery of a bygone era of American History.