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.
2014 Calendar Events
February 12 First Dinner and Meeting of the New Year(And Lincoln's Birthday) Cronk's Oakridge
March 12 Dinner and Monthly Meeting at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant 6:00 pm
April 9 Dinner and Monthly Meeting at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant 6:00 pm
May 3 Joint AFPC and 4H Clean-Up of Muskegon County Fairgrounds 8:00 am
May 17 Annual Plow Day and Potluck
May 18 Antique Tractor Show--Alpine Community Center
May 14 Dinner and Monthly Meeting at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant 6:00 pm
May 28 Planning for Annual Show--Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant 6:00 pm
June 7 Pre-Show Clean-Up--Muskegon County Fairgrounds--All Day
June 12, 13 & 14 23rd Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show Muskegon County Fairgrounds
July 9 Dinner and Monthly Meeting at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant 6:00 pm
July 25 Tractor Drive--Newaygo to Big Rapids Show(38 Miles)
August 13 Dinner and Monthly Meeting at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant 6:00 pm
August 31 Newaygo Logging Days Parade
September 5 & 6 7th Annual Mackinac Bridge Crossing of Antique Tractors(Mackinaw City to St. Ignace)
September 10 Dinner and Monthly Meeting at Cronk's Oakridge Restaurant 6:00 pm
(Note: Election of Officers at this Meeting)
September 27 4th Annual "Tractors on the Ridge" Mamrelund Community Center 9:00 - 2:00pm
October 18 Annual Fall Harvest Potluck Party 12:00 noon (Note: New Date)
November 12 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 7th Annual Mackinac Crossing of vintage tractors will occur Friday, September 5, 2014. 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 in various venues in downtown St. Ignace after the parade and until Saturday, September 6. Members wishing to participate in the Crossing may register with Jerry Arends, Club Coordinator. Current membership is required.