Steam engine, antique tractor show highlights Hayden’s Harvest Past


Preparations are underway as the Hayden Historical Museum organizes activities for Hayden’s Harvest Past event Sept. 1.

The featured event will be the Brian Vaughn Memorial Steam Engine and Antique Tractor Show.

The museum, 6715 W. County Road 20S in Jennings County, is asking for steam engine and tractor owners to help transform its property into a giant one-day display of antique farm equipment.

Besides steam engines and tractors model year 1993 and older, displays of hit-and-miss engines, implements, garden tractors and lawn mowers also are sought.

There will be no entry fees, judging or prizes, just a fun day to give tractor enthusiasts a chance to show off their antique farm collection.

Members of the Jennings County High School FFA chapter will be setting up a pedal tractor obstacle course and conducting it throughout the day for the youngsters. As in the past, organizers are hoping to get Mary Ann Maschino and her son, Lenny, to bring their pedal tractor mobile museum to the tractor show.

The Hayden Historical Museum, A Place Called Yesterday, the 1947 Sinclair gas station and the Sullivan Blacksmith Shop will be open for visitors. Other attractions during the event include the Luke Elsner Memorial Walk/Run, pie baking contest and auction, Spencer Township Volunteer Fire Department’s chicken barbecue, bluegrass and gospel music and a parade of tractors through town.

For information or a schedule, call 812-592-8445, email [email protected] or search for Hayden Historical Museum on Facebook.

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