The Antique Farm Power Club is a local West Michigan chapter of the Early Days Gas Engine and Tractor Association(E.D.G.E.& T.A). We are Branch # 42 of this nationwide association. We meet monthly to conduct the club's business and for fun and fellowship. We sponsor an annual spring show for the public and participate in a number of activities throughout the year which further our mission.
The Antique Farm Power Club was formed in 1991 by a group of antique farm machinery enthusiasts whose purpose is to stimulate interest in collecting, restoring, preserving, and exhibiting gasoline and oil engines, gas/diesel and steam tractors, power driven farm machinery and any other equipment of historical value. We welcome individuals(men, women and youth) who share our interests to join us.
This club presents an annual show of antique tractors and other farm equipment , trucks and rural antiques on
the site of the Muskegon County Fair Grounds, Fruitport, Michigan. Activities include tractor pulls, Ford Model A swap meet, children's activities, flea market, food vendors, toy displays, sawmill, early days equipment demonstrations, "valve cover" car derby, tractor/truck parade, bonfire & marshmallow roasting.
2015 Antique Tractor and Engine Show
Antique Tractor and Engine Show
June 11, 12 & 13, 2015
(Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Muskegon County Fairgrounds
6621 Heights-Ravenna Road, Fruitport, Michigan
Antique Truck Show sponsored by the West Michigan Chapter of
The American Truck Historical Society(ATHS).
6th Annual Ford Model A's Swap Meet
Tractor and Truck Pulls
Daily Antique Tractor and Truck Parades
Daily Early Days Equipment Demonstrations and Exhibits
Threshing, Baling, Broom Making, Corn Shelling, Quilting, Butter Churning, Wood Carving, Candle Making, Weaving and Spinning
Flea Market, Kids' Games, Valve Cover Car Races
Overnight Camping Available.
Public is Welcome. Entrance $5 Donation
The club meetings are held at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant and Conference Center, 9103 Mason Dr. in Newaygo Michigan 49337.
Meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (February through November--no meetings in December and January)with a social hour and dinner at 6 PM and business meeting at 7 PM. We presently have over 150 members.
Individuals and couples who share our interest and mission are invited to join our club. Dues are $20 per year and due at the first meeting of the year. A portion of the annual dues are forwarded to E.D.G.E. & T.A., the national association with which we are associated.
2015 Calendar Events
February 11 First Dinner and Meeting of the New Year-- Cronk's Oakridge
March 11 Dinner and Monthly Meeting at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant 6:00 pm
April 8 Dinner and Monthly Meeting at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant 6:00 pm
May 2 Joint AFPC and 4H Clean-Up of Muskegon County Fairgrounds 8:00 am
May 16 Annual Plow Day and Potluck
May 17 Antique Tractor Show--Alpine Community Center
May 13 Dinner and Monthly Meeting at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant 6:00 pm
May 27 Planning for Annual Show--Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant 6:00 pm
June 7 Pre-Show Clean-Up--Muskegon County Fairgrounds--All Day
June 11, 12 & 13 24th Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show Muskegon County Fairgrounds
July 8 Dinner and Monthly Meeting at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant 6:00 pm
July 24 Tractor Drive--Newaygo to Big Rapids Show(38 Miles)
August 12 Dinner and Monthly Meeting at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant 6:00 pm
August 30 Newaygo Logging Days Parade
September 11 & 12 8th Annual Mackinac Bridge Crossing of Antique Tractors(Mackinaw City to St. Ignace)
September 9 Dinner and Monthly Meeting at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant 6:00 pm
(Note: Election of Officers at this Meeting)
September 26 Annual Fall Harvest Potluck Party
October 3 Red Flannel Days Antique Tractor Show and Parade--Cedar Springs
October 14 Dinner and Monthly Meeting at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant 6:00 pm
November 11 Veteran's Day and Final Meeting of the Year--Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant 6:00 pm
Club Activities Include:
Three Day Annual Exhibitor Show
Mackinac Bridge Crossing
Community Service Projects
The 8th Annual Mackinac Crossing of vintage tractors will occur Friday, September 11, 2015. Over 900 tractors are expected to cross the Mackinac Bridge connecting Michigan's lower and upper peninsulas. Leaving Mackinac City, the tractors travel the 5 mile suspension bridge to St. Ignace. The tractors will remain on display at the Big Bear Arena in downtown St. Ignace after the parade and until Saturday, September 12. Members wishing to participate in the Crossing may register with Jerry Arends, Club Coordinator. Current membership is required.