Old-Fashioned Farm Festival celebrated in Somerset

Staff Reports Posted 21 September 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman
SOMERSET – Cheryl Wertman visited Somerset just across the Orleans County line on Sunday for the community’s Old Fashioned Farm Festival on Route 18. The Somerset Historical Society puts on the celebration.

The top photo shows a pair of horses pulling a corn picker as they harvested the crop that was grown on the town farm land.

Here are some other snapshots from the event:

The antique car show attracted this line of Ford trucks.

This covered wagon from the mid 1800’s originally was a grain box wagon used to travel from Virginia to Iowa.

This is a Huber Super 4 tractor from 1921.

The Farm Festival brings out the best in antique tractors of all shapes, sizes, years and colors.

These antique engines ranged anywhere from use in lawnmowers to heavy farm machinery and still run in top form today.

This is a female Hereford Hog that was one of several farm animals at the festival for the kids to enjoy. This pig can be as heavy as 250 pounds in six months.

This pair of horses pulled the wagon that picked up the cut corn and brought it in to be chopped by an antique chopper.