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Santa Fe Tired Iron Show starts Saturday
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LARNED — The Santa Fe Trail Center will sponsor the annual Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Show Saturday and Sunday.
The show will highlight antique tractors and gas engines as well as classic and antique automobiles.  Many favorite activities and demonstrations will be featured again this year along with fun children’s events from the past.
The Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Show will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission to the Show is $4 for ages 16 and over with those under age 16 admitted free of charge.  The Santa Fe Trail Center is two miles west of Larned on K-156.  
“This is sure to be a weekend filled with fun for the whole family,” said Anna Bassford, Santa Fe Trail director.
Back again this year is the exciting medallion hunt with a prize of $250 to the lucky person who can deduce its location from the clues given. Everyone wishing to participate in the hunt must register in the museum lobby.  There is no additional charge to participate. Clues will be posted after each anvil shoot on both Oct. 13 and 14.
There will be three scheduled anvil shoots and two scheduled wheat threshing and corn shelling demonstrations each day of the event. Oct. 13 will also feature a parade of tractors and automobiles into Larned traveling past the assisted living home and nursing home beginning at 9:30 a.m..
Oct. 14 activities will begin at 9 a.m. with a non-denominational worship service in the historic Escue Chapel on the museum’s grounds led by Rev. Paul Runnels.  Everyone is invited.  
The ever-popular harnessing and plowing demonstration using draft horses will begin at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 14.  The Tractor Pull competition with cash prizes, also a crowd favorite, will start at 1 p.m. that day.
A Kids Korral Petting Zoo and Treasure Hunt will return again for this year’s show.  It will be featured from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.  In addition, other children’s events are also full of fun and are set for both days.  Hunting for coins in a tank filled with corn has scheduled times but the hunt continues over most of the weekend.
Class in the one-room schoolhouse complete with teacher Linda Slavik is scheduled twice Oct. 13 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 14.  A children’s pedal pull will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 13.
Punkin’ Chunkin’ for all ages will be held at noon and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 13. The first pumpkin is free with additional pumpkins for chunkin’ at $1 each.  Barrel Train Rides will be available all day both days.
Live music will fill the museum’s east gallery for visitors’ enjoyment.  Popular with past crowds, The Wind Chimes will perform gospel, country and patriotic songs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14.  
In the west gallery, the Boot Hill Model Railroad Club will set up a colorful display of model trains and will have them running throughout the weekend.  Sharing the space in the west gallery will be a display of miniature tractors and farm equipment.
For information on the Tired Iron Show, call 620-285-2054 or visit the website