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Well folks, it’s finally summer here in Ederville, fall is around the corner and then show time.  Lots happening this year, BIG things!  We are always trying to make improvements, grow and become the best show on the east coast.  We are hoping this will be our best show yet!

Before we get to the details of this year’s show, let me take the time first to say thank you to all those that come and volunteer.  We are so thankful to have so many people that join us in making this show what it is.  Ken and I want to thank our families for their support and help.  We love you all!

Ok here is what’s new this year……Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club will be here with the 2013 ACMOC National Show.  And Auman Auctions will here be here for an auction!  We are so excited to be hosting this new addition to our show. 

The ACMOC National Show has already been the talk for a while.  Erik Christenbury, President of the ACMOC Chapter 12, is in charge of this.  If you have a Caterpillar pieces of equipment you want to bring for display or to demonstrate he is the one to call.  We know there are already over 100 piece that are coming to join the fun.  There will be a demonstration and a play area just for those beautiful old machines.  So if you are interested in bringing something or can operate some of that real old equipment please call (336-339-3133) or email (erik@chriscommachinery.com) Erik.  He would love to hear from you.

We welcome back C & A Auction on Saturday November 2nd (auction starts at 9:30).  If you love antiques this is the auction to be at! They have been with us since our second show and we have been going to their auction house for years. Some of our most unique antiques have come from their sales. They are the best for having unique and good quality items. So if you are looking for something different you don't want to miss this auction!  Carson also takes consignments and is ready to list them for you.  He'll be here Friday with his crew setting up and can help you with anything you need. His information is Carson 336-824-8844 (www.caauction.net)

On Saturday the 2nd of November will be the tractor pull.  It will start a 1 o/c.  OTTPA, Inc will be the host; Jim Bingham is in charge of that.  Come sign up and give it a try.  If nothing else come watch. 

Friday night will be the lawn motor pull.  Terry Causey with East Coast Pullers (www.eastcoastpullers.net) is heading that up.  Registration starts at 6 pm and the real fun starts at 7 pm.  If you have any questions please give Terry a call at 843-251-4025.  Cost for the lawn motor pull is $5.00 

We will be having church on Sunday morning at 9 am behind the Welcome Center.  There will be a tractor parade each day.  Peddle tractor pull is on Saturday.  We can’t have a tractor show without tractor games so look for those too.

Money in the Hay stack will be Saturday and Sunday at 3 o/c.  That is getting bigger and bigger.  The kids love it!  Maybe this year I can stir up the hay and not throw it on top of myself.

Admission this year is $10.00 a day, $18.00 for 2 days, $25.00 for a 3 day pass.  Please wear your bands.  There will be no drop off and then park, please park and if you need help getting to the gate someone can pick up and take you through the gate.

Golf carts: Are for staff and handicap only, please.  We will not be renting them out this year.  If you need one please call Carolina Carriage (910-295-0574) and make arrangements to rent one.  There are a limited amount of cart available. We will have a table set up and someone manning the table to help you get your golf cart signed out.  We are not responsible for any accidents involving golf carts.

There is no camping in the field so please don’t ask.  We will have a limited amount of area for camping but we let those working and showing have first chance at them.  The camping is self-contained only.

If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 919-708-8665 or email me at pattieder@edervillenc.com.  I look forward to seeing everyone again this year! 

NOTE: There is an admission fee at the gate EVEN if you are just coming for the auctions.  Please do not give the people at the gate a hard time they are volunteers and just doing their jobs!