20th California Antique Farm Equipment Show April 20-22, Tulare 2

April 20th - 22nd, 2012 • Tulare, CA

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The 20th Annual California Antique Farm Equipment Show will showcase the agriculture industry's heritage at the International Agri-Center in Tulare on April 20-22. This year's show will feature hundreds of antique farm equipment exhibits and entertainment the whole family will enjoy.

Although the show's main attraction is antique equipment, the event offers something for the whole family. Children can play in the kid's area with a pedal tractor pull contest, bounce house and arts and crafts.  Shoppers won't want to miss shopping at trendy boutiques featuring clothing, home goods, jewelry and more at Antiques & Boutiques in the Farm Credit Dairy Center all three days of the show. 

Everyone will enjoy watching the antique equipment parade on Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 a.m.  Be sure to get a seat and watch as hundreds of antique trucks and tractors drive down Median Street for a show you won't soon forget!

For serious antique equipment enthusiasts, hundreds of antique tractors, engines and farm equipment will be on display during the three-day show. See antique earth movers in action as they dig in the tractor exposition area and visit more than 150 swap meet booths for iron works, antiques and wood crafts. 

Opening day of the show, Friday, April 20, starts off with the opening of Antiques & Boutiques; entertainment in the kid's area; tractor pulls at 4:00 p.m. and dinner with music and dancing by Johnny Popper & the Implements.

Saturday is a great time to get the family together for a whole day of fun with a horseshoe tournament in the morning; entertainment by local performers and cooking demonstrations; an antique tractor pull contest in the afternoon; a barbecued steak dinner featuring entertainment by the Sons of the San Joaquin and an opportunity to bid on delicious baked goods at the bake sale.

Sunday starts off with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. followed by a non-denominational worship service; an antique auction; rib cook-off where contestants vie for top honors and cash prizes in beef and pork divisions; entertainment by local performers; cooking demonstrations and a hay boom contest.

Students are also encouraged to get involved in the California Antique Farm Equipment Show by entering the Cowboy Poetry Contest. The contest will give students an opportunity to share their original poems, practice their public speaking skills and learn about the agriculture industry's heritage. Entries are due by April 16. Contact the International Agri-Center at 688-1030, or download the entry form under the "Family Fun" section of

Admission to the California Antique Farm Equipment Show is $8; children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Admission and dinner tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 800-999-9186.

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International Agri-Center

Tulare, California
United States

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Vic Box (not verified)
on Feb 25, 2013

Are you having the swap meet this year? If so how do I get an application to participate? Thanks

PHIL CLAESSENS (not verified)
on Mar 4, 2016

i just wanted to leave a note this show is great i brought my first two restores in 2013 and then again in 2014 and won the raffle at dinner met some great people the education for our young farmers is a great thing , and had my favorite ice cream for desert the 966 ih pedal car i won was a big smile on my grandsons face wish we could be there but the money is tight sure do miss it but ill be back keep up the great work for ag education tell the man in charge (getting old can't remember the ice cream mans name) great job and keep it up thanks for the memories and fun phil from lakeside ca,

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