In Ludlow, the hay is being cut and the fields are being prepared at the Barker Farm for the 11th annual Autumn Round-Up antique tractor, gas engine and machinery show on Saturday and Sunday, September 26-27.
There will be approximately 100 exhibitors arriving next weekend for this event and with them, tractors and gas engines of all varieties.
Tractor enthusiasts from all over New England come to this historical, two hundred acre farm nestled at the top of North Hill in Ludlow. Amongst the spectacular foliage and views of surrounding mountains, there are rare antique tractors to be found.
In addition, there are plenty of exhibits to observe, including a working shingle mill that dates over 100 years old and the uncommonly large 1918 Aultman-Taylor tractor that is always sure to captivate curious minds with its antiqued mechanisms. Saturday afternoon the excitement will be in the air when the tractors fire up for the crawler pull.
Here, at one of the most popular shows in the area, there is a little something for everyone to enjoy; countless working exhibits, crawler pulls, free camping on site, homemade ice cream, barbeque by the Ludlow Lions Club and a pot luck dinner and dance besides.