Events and Shows

The Elkhorn Valley Antique Power Association’s (EVAPA) 22st Annual Antique Tractor and Farm Machinery Display Show will be a part of the 2018 Sarpy County Fair held in Springfield, NE on August 3 to August 5, 2018.  (This location is 5 miles south of the Interstate 80 exit 440 on 144th Street, also labeled Hiway 50.)   From Highway 50, turn east on Main Street (north edge of fairgrounds), then two blocks east and turn north on Railroad Street.  For GPS users, the address is “90 Cedar Street, Springfield, NE 68059”.  Tractor show dates are starting at noon on Friday, August 3, and continuing  Saturday, August 4 & Sunday, August 5.  Implements can be brought in on Thursday, August 2 if convenient.  Security for implements will be provided on Friday and Saturday nights. Demonstrations of threshing, baling and sawmill operation will be on Saturday and Sunday.  A new demonstration, the operation of an antique Grist Mill (making wheat grains into useable flour) will also be demonstrated at times during the show.  The show will feature brands that are now part of AGCO Corporation, including Allis-Chalmers, Cockshutt, Ferguson, Massey-Harris, Massey Ferguson, Minneapolis-Moline, and Oliver in 2018.   The show is open to all exhibitors and EVAPA especially welcomes non-members.  Hours are 9 to 5 each day. The Tractor Pull, usually held  during the annual show, will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at the Fairgrounds MotorPlex starting at 12:00 noon.  There is no admission fee for any of these events.

135 tractors and implements at recent show

 The 2017 VALLEY DAYS TRACTOR  RIDE  & SHINE AND SHOW was held on May 21, 2017  Riders met at the Gerald Pesek farm at 10:00am. The tractor ride included a stop at the Valley Days show from noon to 2:00 pm.    EVAPA was at the Fremont Swap Meet held June 25-26 at Christensen Field in Fremont.  The address is 1730 Christensen Field Road. All of these events are an opportunity for members to get together, show their equipment and share ideas regarding restoration. .

Getting the last inch out of a winning hitch