LARNED – A special tribute will remember the contribution and service of Jake Delaney and Glenn and Elaine Mull during the 2014 Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Show.
Before each Anvil Shoot there will be someone speaking about their contributions to the great success of the Tired Iron Show.
Saturday will be dedicated to Jake Delaney, who passed away in 2012. Sunday will be dedicated to the Mulls who died in February of 2014.
The 9:30 a.m. Sunday church service in Escue Chapel will also be dedicated to the Mulls. Elaine always played the piano during the service.
The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum and Research Library will sponsor the 14th Annual Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Show Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission to the event is $5 for ages 16 and up. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
The long running event promises to be a fun-filled and educational family affair. Highlighting antique tractors and gas engines, the Tired Iron Show draws a large crowd from central Kansas as well as surrounding states.
Exhibitors from the Tired Iron Show will have a Tractor Parade at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The parade will begin at 4th and Broadway. The tractors will travel down Broadway to 8thh Street, where they will turn west, traveling on 8th Street to Cemetery Road.
Everyone is encouraged to come out and see the large variety of tractors, representing different eras of farming in the Midwest. Anyone wishing to join in the parade with their own tractors, antique cars, motorcycles or floats are welcome. Please call the museum at 620/285-2054 for details.
One of the many featured activities at this year’s event includes the popular Anvil Shoot. sponsored by Great Bend Farm Equipment, Inc. The Kansas Anvil Shooters will shoot the anvil three times each day.
Following each anvil shoot, clues will be posted for the exciting Medallion Hunt. The Pawnee County Co-op is sponsoring the hunt with a $400 prize. Those wishing to take part in the hunt must register in the museum lobby where they will get a copy of the rules. Other than admission to the show, there is no fee to participate. Clues will be posted until the medallion is found or the event ends.
Another returning event is Punkin’ Chunkin, sponsored by Ward Feed Yard, Inc.
On Saturday, at noon and 3:30 p.m. a trebuchet catapult will hurl pumpkins high into the air before they fall to the ground and smash. Air powered pumpkin cannon will launch pumpkins far out into the pasture southwest of the museum grounds at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
A special traveling exhibit will be on the museum grounds both days.
The Soil Tunnel Trailer is a professionally designed mobile exhibit that brings the world of soil to life. It educates youth and adults about the relationship between their daily activities and the resulting effects on soil and other natural resources.
Major funding for the Soil Tunnel Trailer project came from the Miami County Conservation District and grant funds from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Clean Water Neighbor Grant through the KS WRAPS program that is funded using EPA Section 319 funds.
On both Saturday and Sunday there will be scheduled demonstrations of wheat threshing, corn shelling, blacksmithing, wheat grinding, and horseshoeing.
Kids will enjoy the Kids Coin Corn Hunt, Class in the One-Room Schoolhouse, Petting Zoo, games, and barrel train rides on the Schartz Express. Throughout both days people can also visit the working miniature farm equipment and model railroad demonstrations.
The Wind Chimes musical group will perform in the historic Escue Chapel Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Saturday people can also watch demonstrations of wood carving and stone cutting. Sunday there will be a harnessing and horse drawn plowing demonstration.
For a full schedule of events or more information check out our website at www.santafetrailcenter.org or call 620/285-2054. The Santa Fe Trail Center is two miles west of Larned on K-156.