Greenville Farm Power of the Past in Full Gear

The 24th annual Greenville Farm Power of the Past officially opened Thursday morning at the Great Darke County Fairgrounds

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Darke County Commissioner Matt Aultman (L) looks on as Commissioner Marshall Combs welcomes visitors to the 24th annual Greenville Power of the Past. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The 24th annual Greenville Farm Power of the Past officially opened Thursday morning  at the Darke County Fairgrounds with the playing of the National Anthem, American Flag raising and opening ceremonies.

Greenville Power of the Past opening ceremony American Flag raising. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We are featuring John Deere and hosting the Ohio Two Cylinder Club,” said Power of the Past President Chet Linebaugh.  “So anything John Deere we’re featuring this year, gas engines, equipment, anything John Deere. We have well over 100 flee market vendors, we have more than 25 food concessions, food trucks, all the kids activities we’ve had in the past, the popular kids scavenger hunt, we have our ladies activities in the Fine Arts Building and we have a special event to bring the farm to you, something new for the kids this year.”

Antique John Deere tractor at 2023 Greenville Farm Power of the Past. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“It is going to be a great weekend with a lot of activities going on,” Linebaugh added. “A good time for families to come out and visit. We have around 150 John Deere tractors on the grounds and and it’s only Thursday morning. We’re sure to have more coming in.”

Although John Deere is the featured company this year, many well know makes and models of the past are on the grounds again this year.

Greenville Mayor Steve Willman addresses the visitors at the opening of the 2023 Greenville Farm Power of the Past. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“There are so many tractors out here,” said Greenville Mayor Steve Willman. “It is a great event to see all those old machines. The younger generations need to remember the past so we continue to move forward.”

“As the No. 1 corn and soybean producer in the state of Ohio, Darke County, it makes sense that we have an awesome event like the Farm Power of the Past,” said Darke County Commissioner Marshall Combs. “It shows the machinery that we’ve used here, the history that we have built up over the years in this county and to put them on display for the public to see. We are reminded of what built this area and what the biggest industry is around here. We are looking forward to a great weekend and everyone’s support.”

Fort Recovery’s Michael Fritz displays his newly reconditioned John Deere tractor in memory of his “Grandpa David Clarence Fritz” at the Greenville Farm Power of the Past. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Daily admission is $5.00 per person. A membership/gate pass is $10.00 per person. Kids 12 and under are admitted free. Golf cart/gator registration is $10.00.