HURON — The International Harvester Collector’s Club (IHCC) has selected the State Fair Grounds in Huron as the host site for the National Red Power Round-Up to be held June 26-28.
This 25th annual anniversary celebration will bring people together to see the history of International Harvester and agriculture-related memorabilia.
Along with an impressive selection of approximately 1,000 tractors, Steve Masat of Redfield, the S.D. Red Power/Chapter 21 key organizer of the event, expects 15,000 to 20,000 people to attend. Additional exhibits will include engines, trucks, equipment, household appliances, milking equipment and toy collections.
This event will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see unique exhibits which include the 1924 International Harvester Farmall Tractor, the first one ever produced. Along with it will be the very last IH Farmall Tractor ever produced, the 1985 model 5488.
Youngsters who attend the event will be entertained with several kids’ activities planned by the Ag Committee of the Huron Chamber & Visitors’ Bureau. There will be a pedal tractor maze, kids’ scavenger hunt, crafts, a corn sand box, rope making and a featured movie. Children’s book author, Billy Steers, will be featured as he illustrates stories from his “Tractor Mac” series.
Other highlights will include the James River Blue Grass Band, Mogen’s Heroes, Ranch Rodeo Performance, the Crafts/Flea Market, Quilt Trunk Shows and contest, a daily parade and special presentations from Rodney Miller, owner and host of “Small Town Big Deal” television show.
This will be the farthest west and north for the Red Power Round-Up. South Dakota last hosted the event at Madison in 1997. The three-day gathering will provide fun for the entire family. The show will offer a unique and rare opportunity for people of South Dakota and around the world to experience a show of this nature and see how American agriculture was shaped. South Dakota Red Power/Chapter 21 welcomes all international harvester collectors, vendors and the general public to the 2014 National Red Power Round-Up.
For more information, go to www.redpowerroundup2014.com/.