Allis-Chalmers is the featured brand for the 2016 Antique Tractor, Engine & Equipment Show at Powell Gardens.



Join us for a fall festival of fun! 

Join us for the 2016 Harvest Celebration and Antique Tractor, Engine and Equipment Show at Powell Gardens on October 1-2! Friday, September 30, is a preview day. No festival activities take place that day but there will be lots of tractors, engines and much more to see. 

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, October 1

All day: 

  • Antique tractors (featured brand: Allis-Chalmers), engines, and farm machinery and trucks on display
  • Taste the Fall Harvest with Barb the Gardener—Stop by the Missouri Barn from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to sample what Barb has created using ingredients grown in the Heartland Harvest Garden! (Saturday only) 
  • Show-Me Gourd Society exhibit
  • Kettle corn, apple butter, cider press and more 
  • Family games 

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pumpkin painting ($4) 

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hayrides 

10:30 a.m.-noon Paramount Pony's Petting Zoo—See goats, a miniature horse, potbelly pig, bunnies and more! (Saturday only) 

Noon-1:30 p.m. Pedal tractor pull for kids ages 3-12 (no entry fee required) 

1-3 p.m. Missouri Barn Concert by the New Century Dulcimer Ensemble (Missouri Barn) 

1:30-3 p.m. Tractor Skill Games (Saturday only) 

3:30 p.m. Parade of Power 

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, October 2

All day:

  • Antique tractors, engines, and farm machinery and trucks on display
  • Kettle corn, apple butter, cider press and more 
  • Family games 

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Show-Me Gourd Society exhibit 

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pumpkin painting ($4) 

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hayrides

Noon Garden Chef Series Cooking Demonstration by Chef Richard McPeake and Culinary Arts Students from Kansas City, Kansas, Community College (Sunday only) 

1:30 p.m. Pedal tractor pull for kids (no entry fee required)

2 p.m. Garden Chef Series Cooking Demonstration by Rachel Ciordas, Food Writer/Owner at This One Bite and Lucca Bakery, and Instructor at the Culinary Center of Kansas City (Sunday only)

3:30 p.m. Parade of Power 


Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors





  • Friday, Sept. 30—Regular Garden admission: $10/adults, $9/seniors age 60+, $4/children ages 5-12, free/members and children 4 and younger 
  • Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2—Festival admission applies: $12/adults, $10/seniors age 60+, $5/children ages 5-12, free/Gold-level and above members, and children 4 and younger

Coming multiple days? Save money by purchasing a three-day pass for $15 at the gatehouse. 

Exhibitor Registration

Do you own an antique tractor, engine, ag equipment or farm truck? Join us as an exhibitor. Complete the online exhibitor registration form. Call us at 816-697-2600 x208 or x236 or email us for more information. 

At check-in, exhibitors will receive two wristbands (one for the exhibitor and one for a guest) good for re-entry to the show throughout the weekend, signs for all entries registered in advance and a show button (limit one per exhibitor). The exhibit area is outdoors. 

The grounds feature locked gates and on-site security. Primitive camping is available to vendors and exhibitors. Please note: Smoking and pets are not permitted. See below for nearby accommodations.  

Golf Cart Permits 

We will allow exhibitors to use golf carts during the show if they complete the application for golf cart permit and present it along with a valid DMV-issued Disabled Person Parking Permit at the exhibitor check-in tent. This permit applies to golf carts only. No ATVs or other motorized vehicles are allowed. Carts must be driven by permit holders only. See application for details. 


Looking for a place to stay during the Harvest Celebration & Antique Tractor, Engine & Equipment Show? Check the following for lodging options:

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