Festivals + Parties, Sports + Recreation

Primitive Corn Shredding Festival

When: Oct. 18-19 2014

@ 1/4 mile north of Ferdinand on SR 162

In honor of the town’s Tierquasqui Centennial, a unique Primitive Corn Shredding Festival is planned for Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19, a quarter mile north of Ferdinand on SR 162, hosted by the Early Days Antique Club, Dubois County Tourism and Ferdinand 175th Centennial Committee. The public is invited to come see history at work — the way farming used to be — during this FREE event. This not-to-be missed event will help educate children on life in previous centuries in a fascinating fashion.

Not only will corn be shredded but steam engines and antique tractors will operate as they were designed to do in field operations. Check out the horse drawn equipment and horse PTO, watch animals work treadmills, see primitive silage and corn cutting equipment, a hay press, shingle mill and tub feed grinder, as well as a black smithing demonstration. Over 50 hoofed animals will be in operation, many with unique primitive items.

In addition to all the other activities, a special ear shucking contest is slated for Saturday, October 18 at 1:30 p.m. (all times are Eastern), with a Kiddie Tractor Pull on Sunday, October 19, also at 1:30 p.m. DeKalb and the Forest Park FFA will sponsor these events. The FFA will also sell food and refreshments on-site.

Price: Free.

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