20th Annual Orange Spectacular and the Summer 2011 Gathering of the Orange Show Plans

Thursday Night

5:30 p.m. Ten (10) mile Tractor Ride into Hutchinson. Bob will give everyone a ticket that participates in the ride. Runnings Farm Supply will sponsor a raffle. Buffalo Wild Wings will give a token of appreciation to each tractor driver. A bus will made available for riders that would like to participate in the tractor ride.

More information to come....contact Bob Paulson for more information. bpaulson@orangespectacular.com (320) 327-2800

Friday:   Weather permitting

Diesel pumps & injectors, turbos, hydraulics, traction boosters, and magnetos - Times to be annouced each day

8:00 a.m. - Snap Coupler "B" Restoration, Lee Sackett, Lee J. Sackett, Inc.

9:30 - Tractor Operator Safety Meeting. This is a new requirement for our show (All persons operating machinery must attend a safety meeting) - Tent

10:00 a.m.- Tractor Parade

10:00 a.m. until pull  - Garden Tractor Pull registration

After parade - Garden Tractor Pull - Weight Classes 750 lbs, 850 lbs, 950 lbs, 1050 lbs, 1250 lbs, 1450 & up lbs. Turf tires separate, bar tires separate, stock motors, separate from modified in each class.   Follow national rules for Balance of Rules. Questions or comments, please contact Milfred or Mike Smith, 64812 CSAH 18, Darwin, MN 55324, (320) 693-8340.

11:30  and throughout the day.....Childrens' Games - Start - Report at the tent

11:30 a.m. - (immediately after parade) Garden Tractor Pull –  Allis and Simplicity  garden tractors only - Meet in the pull area

11:30 p.m. or times to be annouced yet to come - Tractor Games start - report to the tent

                             Tractor Teeter/Totter, log chain competition, slow tractor race, more to come from the coodinator

11:30 - 12:30 - Dyno testing

12:00 p.m. The Living History of the Round baler seminar - Gilbert Vust

12:30 p.m.   The Living History of All-Crop Harvesters seminar - Arland Lepper

1:00 p.m     Threshing and demonstrating the see through All-Crop combine

1:30 p.m.    All crop harvester demo- People mover will be moving in the field

1:30 - 2:30 - Dyno testing

2:00/2:15 p.m.  baling- People mover will be moving in the field

2:30 p.m.    Bale removal- People mover will be moving in the field

3:00 p.m.    D-series plowing team demo AND field tillage- People mover will be moving in the field

3:00?? - Dyno testing???

5:30 p.m.           Sweet corn and hog dinner - showgrounds

5:30 p.m. - Gathering of the Orange Social Hour -  Crow River Country Club

Starting from the Show Grounds - (22243 200th St)

1. Head east on 200th St toward HWY 7
0.2 mi
2. Turn right onto MN-7 E
2.7 mi
3. Turn left onto School Rd NW (McCleod County Museum)
             This is where the Fuel Cell Tractor is,
                   stop and view it sometime!!
0.4 mi
4. Take the 2nd left onto 7th Ave NW
0.2 mi
5. Take the 1st right onto Colorado St NW
Destination will be on the right
341 ft
Crow River Country Club
     320-587-2709

6:30 p.m. - Gathering of the Orange Banquet

 

Saturday:  

Diesel pumps & injectors, turbos, hydraulics, traction boosters, and magnetos - Times to be annouced each day

7:00 a.m.  Pancake Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - Snap Coupler "B" Restoration, Lee Sackett, Lee J. Sackett, Inc.

9:30 - Tractor Operator Safety Meeting. This is a new requirement for our show (All persons operating machinery must attend a safety meeting) - Tent

10:00 a.m.- Tractor Parade

11:30  and throughout the day.....Childrens' Games - Start - Report at the tent

11:30 p.m. or times to be annouced yet to come - Tractor Games start - report to the tent

                             Tractor Teeter/Totter, log chain competition, slow tractor race, more to come from the coodinator

11:30 - 12:30  Dyno testing

12:00 p.m. The Living History of the Round baler seminar - Gilbert Vust

12:30 p.m.   The Living History of All-Crop Harvesters seminar - Arland Lepper

1:00 p.m     Threshing and demonstrating the see through All-Crop combine

1:00 p.m.    Childrens' Pedal pull. Prizes to the top three (3) places for each class.- Meet in the pull area

1:30 p.m.    All crop harvester demo- People mover will be moving in the field

1:30 - 2:30   Dyno testing

2:00/2:15     Straw baling- People mover will be moving in the field

2:30 p.m.    Bale removal- People mover will be moving in the field

3:00 p.m.    D-series plowing team demo AND field tillage- People mover will be moving in the field

3:00??        Dyno testing???

5:30            Sweet corn and hog dinner - showgrounds

6:30 p.m. Saturday Night's Entertainment - The Great Pretenders  - A free will donation will be taken         http://pipestonegreatpretenders.com/Home_Page.php

 

Sunday

Diesel pumps & injectors, turbos, hydraulics, traction boosters, and magnetos - Times to be annouced each day

7:00 a.m.   Pancake Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - Snap Coupler "B" Restoration, Lee Sackett, Lee J. Sackett, Inc.

8:30      Church service - The Great Pretenders gospel music

9:30 - Tractor Operator Safety Meeting. This is a new requirement for our show (All persons operating machinery must attend a safety meeting) - Tent

10:00 a.m.- Tractor Parade

11:00   Tractor Pull -  We are asking that gas, modified gas and diesel stock tractors pull. We ask there be no “hot” (modified) diesels pull due track limitations.

11:30  and throughout the day.....Childrens' Games - Start - Report at the tent

11:30 p.m. or times to be annouced yet to come - Tractor Games start - report to the tent

                             Tractor Teeter/Totter, log chain competition, slow tractor race, more to come from the coodinator

11:30 - 12:30  Dyno testing

12:00 p.m. The Living History of the Round baler seminar - Gilbert Vust

12:30 p.m.   The Living History of All-Crop Harvesters seminar - Arland Lepper

1:00 p.m     Threshing and demonstrating the see through All-Crop combine

1:00 p.m.    Childrens' Pedal pull. Prizes to the top three (3) places for each class. - Meet in the pull area

1:30 p.m.    All crop harvester demo- People mover will be moving in the field

1:30 - 2:30   Dyno testing

2:00/2:15     Straw baling- People mover will be moving in the field

2:30 p.m.    Bale removal- People mover will be moving in the field

3:00 p.m.    D-series plowing team demo AND field tillage- People mover will be moving in the field

3:00??        Dyno testing???

Afternoon's Entertainment in the yard 

Other activities:

  • D-series plowing   
  • Disking Team??? - Need a coordinator
  • Lawn and Garden tractor field demos: plowing, discing, dozer blading, dirt loader, field cultivating, mowing grass, etc....
  • Garden tractor pull
  • Childrens pedal pulling
  • Tractor pulling
  • Plow set-up training seminar
  • Tractor restoration seminar
  • Many children's activities
  • Childrens barrel train rides
  • Ladies Tea Party - Fairgrounds
  • Shuttle bus service into Hutchinson
  • Field Activities: combining with many models of the Allis-Chalmers combine lineup, roto and square baling, forage chopping, raking, threshing wheat, plowing, discing, etc...
  • Tractor teter totter
  • "Log chain event"
  • Huge toy show
    Variety of food vendors on the show grounds
  • A bigger than ever swap area
  • Friday AND Saturday entertainment
  • Pork Roast dinners
  • Friday night show banquet - Country Club
  • Demonstrating an Allis-Chalmers Clove Huller
  • Seminars about diesel pumps and injectors

Events include tractor restoration, baler, combine, and chopper demonstrations, and new this year, how to adjust a plow for maximum performance.  This will be given by Ray Woolford, from England.  He has been in many professional plowing competitions in areas around his home in Burgess Hill, England.  We also may try to hold a small plowing contest if space permits.