According to Long, the wagon is one of the few such wagons remaining in the country today.
Agricultural equipment demonstrations
After having to cancel last year’s summer show due to the pandemic, Ron Stevenson, president of the nonprofit, said this year’s event turns out to be an event for the books.
In addition to the Auction Clydesdales attraction, Blue Ridge PBS will be on hand to film demonstrations of old farm equipment at Fairview Homestead, including a sawmill, threshing machine and forge. According to Tenille Montgomery, community relations specialist for the city of Abingdon, the broadcasting company received funds from the Virginia Tobacco Commission to cover stories about southwest Virginia.
The Fairview cabin will also be on display to the public every three days. Farm equipment demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend.
Brad Nelms of BSN Rodeo Co. will also bring a bull, horses and ponies for a show.
Stevenson predicts the summer show will attract visitors from Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina, many of whom will bring vintage tractors to display at the event.
He believes up to 160 vintage tractors will be part of the show.