Experience where it all began.
John Deere has a presence around the world, but it all started right here in Grand Detour, Illinois. When you step foot on these grounds, it will feel like taking a step back in time. Hear the floorboards creak as you walk inside John Deere’s home. Take in the beauty of the picturesque landscape. And feel the heat of fired steel inside the replica blacksmith shop. Whether you’re a school group, a John Deere fan or a history buff, it’s an experience you just can’t miss.
And it’s free for kids 11 and younger. Only $5 for everyone else.
Great Entertainment for the Whole Family!
This show features one of the largest displays of working farm and domestic demonstrations in the state of Kansas! These include: apple cider press, woodstove cooking, open fire cooking, old-time laundry methods, quilting, knitting machine, rope making, threshing, sawmill, Lloyd shingle saw, stationary hay press, corn shelling, grist mill, fanning mill, trapping methods, and more. Watch broom making using equipment that has been in Wilson County for over 75 years! This year’s special feature equipment is: Allis Chalmers Tractors and Fairbanks Engines. Displays of all makes of tractors are welcome. Our display of working rock crushers is the Midwest’s largest. The Parade of Power is Saturday at noon and the evening features a fre3e hog roast for exhibitors and music on the grounds.
Swap meet & Flea Market – contact Ron Smith 620-378-3684
The show is located at the Wilson County Fairgrounds on the west edge of Fredonia, just 1 mile off of Highway 400.
The collection includes an early John Deere plow, the first Fordson tractor, and one of the first gasoline-powered grain combines. Considered to be the finest American collection of agriculture equipment
World’s Largest Allis-Chalmers Museum