The Show Must Go On

The Upper Midwest A-C Club™ is looking forward to our 2021 Orange Spectacular® show July 21-23. We are happy to be hosting the national Gathering of the Orange (GOTO).

We are FULL STEAM AHEAD with our exciting plans for this year’s show. We will follow all recommended safety precautions as well as asking those attending to take all precautions that they feel is necessary. As always, we will continue to provide updates on both our Facebook page and website.

2021 Orange Spectacular Brochure

The 2021 Tri-fold brochure is now available for download.

Included topics:

  • Area Campgrounds and Hotel Accommodations.
  • Show Contact information.
  • Raffle Prizes.
  • Special Events.

For more information on raffle prizes and access to our raffle ticket request form, Check out the TRACTOR RAFFLE site page

For a complete list of nearby campgrounds, hotels, and motels; check out the AREA HOTELS and AREA CAMPGROUNDS site pages.

A complete general show schedule is available by viewing our SHOW SCHEDULE site page.

2021 Raffle Tractor

2021 Orange Spectacular raffle tractor is a 1960 Allis-Chalmers D14 with Dirt Scoop. 

To purchase additional tickets please Download Raffle Ticket Request Form Here

Additional details outlining date, time, and location of the raffle on the last day of the Orange Spectacular are available from the Raffle tractor page here.

Building Project

This letter is of special significance in regard to our building project.


I was saddened when we needed to cancel our show this year because our plans were to construct a Club building with some of the proceeds from the show. However there is a plan B and we need everyone’s help in enacting that plan.


First let me explain what the plans for a building are. We would erect a 60×160 building on land acquired on January 10th of this year by the Upper Midwest A-C Club™. On one end of that building would be a 30×60 area that in the future would be a meeting room for Club activities. Utilities would need to wait for a while, however we could build out that area so it’s ready when that time comes.


As you know, we have one Club member who is willing to donate $100,000 towards this project and at our Fall meeting in 2018 a motion was made and approved for the Club to add $50,000 to that fund. In the mean-time the land purchase opportunity arose and the Club decided to purchase land rather than build on the fair-grounds (where we will never own what we build). As a result of the land purchase and the Show being cancelled, moving forward with construction would reduce the Club’s checking account quite significantly. I believe we would be better served if funds could be raised to assist with the building project.

Field Demonstration – Letter Series Plowing Team

This year we will be featuring the letter series plowing team in the Field Demonstration area. We are attempting to have the complete line-up, which is something that has never been completely accomplished in all the years at our show. What is the letter series plowing team you ask?

Anything from the model E up to the WD-45. If you have a tractor and plow that you’d like to participate with, call Cody Hager (507-696-4765) and he will be able to reserve a spot for you. We are looking for at least one of each of the following model tractors: E, U, UC, WC (un-styled), A , WF (un-styled), B, WC (styled), RC, C, WF (styled), G, WD, CA, WD-45.

We are excited to see all of these tractors in action in July.