Antique Tractors Come to the Illinois State Fair

Mike Hall and Norm Claussen posed with Mike’s beautiful 1952 Super C at the Illinois State Fair Preview Day. With 67 tractors last year, this year they are hoping to bring 100 tractors to the Illinois State Fair Antique Agricultural Exposition. “We have a special 1930 Hart Parr on steel and an 1892 Advance Rumley […]

The Illinois State Fair 2019

There is something about being inside a State Fair Grounds before it opens. Walking the grounds without a crowd is magical. At least that’s how it felt when I took a walk around before the Media Day event. The event explains all the new fun facts for the 2019 Illinois State Fair! Illinois Director of […]

2016 Illinois State Fair Preview, get ready.

  It’s always a whirlwind, the Preview Day, the Twilight Parade, the Butter Cow, then the fair!  This year’s preview day had a few great additions they mentioned.  There is a new free APP for the Illinois State Fair that has a map, a food finder, and event listing.  As someone directionally challenged, the map […]

State Fair Illinois Ag Expo!

The Illinois state Fair is just around the corner.  If you love coming out to the antique tractor exhibit, read on, we have some important information to share.  Every year we try to take one of our Graham Bradley’s to the fair, it is a chance to help share agricultural history, by bringing a variety […]

The Ag Tour at the Illinois State Fair and old iron

This week the Illinois State Fair opens and I must say that I am impressed that the new focus in on agriculture. As a farmer’s wife and writer for farm equipment and farming it is nice to see farming in the forefront. Phillip Nelson, Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture stated, “We have a […]