Southeastern Old Threshers’ Reunion at Denton Farmpark
One of the highlights of July is the Denton Farmpark’s Southeaster Old Threshers’ Reunion at Denton Farmpark in Denton, North Carolina. Each July during the week of the Fourth, owners of vintage farm machinery flock to celebrate the history of American farm life. This reunion offers acres of antique tractors, an auction, antique dealers, crafts, barbecue, roasted corn, ice cream, and some of the best people you will ever meet – all set in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.
It’s all about the hat!
In the South, hats are not just fashion accessories.
Without places like Denton Farmpark, beautiful things like these wagons would disappear.
Old beauty waiting to be restored.
A sea of red International Harvesters and Farmalls.
Threshing the old way.
Rumley OIl Pulls
Getting ready. It takes at least two licensed operators to run a steam engine.
Toys – supposedly for the kids.
A working printing press.
If you had any gold ore, this machine would crush it.
I would like one of these Olivers for my birthday.
A pulling tractor with a sweet paint job.
Something for everyone.
A father and son wood-carving duo. The dad has been carving since the fifties. Hope to interview them soon.
A steam shovel. Remember Mike Mulligan?
You can ride this during the week of the Reunion or during the Christmas season.
Ever heard of a stretch limo?
I need dis.
Mr. Reggie Stone – creator of the Scale Model of the United States Government. More on him later.
The Hillbilly Pickup Truck
Speaks for itself.
Ice cream is essential in the North Carolina summer.
I have no idea – if you know, let me know so I can identify this.
A piece of history peeking out the window.
The old general store.
This may look like trash, but it is treasure.
Appreciating the details of the restoration. The iron wheels of old tractors are structurally beautiful.