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50,000 People Visit Farmer's 3-Day Show
One of the most unusual rural get-togethers we've ever seen is the yearly Little Log House Antique Power Show held each July on a farm near Hastings, Minn.
Farmer-businessman Steve Bauer and wife Sylvia of Hastings, Minn., started the show in 1990. It began as a bunch of friends and neighbors getting together to look at gas engines and an old log cabin on Bauer's farm. It quickly grew into an annual event that's now at-tended by more than 50,000 people over a 3-day period.
This is more than just an antique tractor show. Bauer has restored an entire pioneer village, moving all the buildings to his farm. He also built a giant replica of a famous Minnesota spiral bridge. And, of course, there are plenty of antique tractors, cars, engines, and other equipment.
Every year a different kind of farm equipment is showcased. This year's show featured Oliver tractors and Economy "hit and miss" gas engines. Next year the show will host the annual International Harvester Red Power Roundup where "anything International" will be shown.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Steve and Sylvia Bauer, 13746 220th St., Hastings, Minn. 55033 (ph 651 437-2693 or 1973).

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1998 - Volume #22, Issue #5