Homeplace on Green River will be the site of the Seventeenth Annual Russell Creek/Homeplace on Green River Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show Saturday, June 15 from 9:00 until 4:00 EDT. The show is free for everything from parking to the activities. There will be a nominal charge for food offered by food vendors.
This is the same well-known gas engine and tractor show sponsored by Garrison Construction for 16 years. Lewis Garrison moved the show to Homeplace last year because of the added parking and available facilities at the historic farm.
One highlight of the show will be a beautifully restored 1927 Franklin auto. The Franklin Auto Company built luxury cars from 1902 until 1934. They sold about 150,000 vehicles before falling victim to the depression.
In addition to the gas engines and tractors there will be other activities, including the pedal tractor pull for young folks that has been so popular at the show over the years. There will also be children’s activities and a free photography workshop open to all ages between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. CDT . It will be limited to the first 15 persons who sign up by contacting Lindsey Wilson Associate Professor of Journalism David Goguen via e-mail at goguend@at Lindsey.edu or George Kolbenschlag at 384-6777. Participants must bring their own cameras. The workshop will begin at the historic Homeplace home.
The show typically draws hundreds of people from a wide area and offers an excellent family experience at little or no cost.
Homeplace on Green River is located at 5807 New Columbia Rd. (State Highway 55) on a 200 acre historical farm 14 miles north of Columbia and five miles south of Campbellsville.
First settled in 1804 the buildings and grounds at the farm are being restored as a tribute to the agricultural heritage of South Central Kentucky.
It is open to the public and there are events scheduled there throughout the year.
Additional information about Homeplace is available at www.homeplacefarm.org.