The sights, sounds and tastes at last weekend’s Upper Canada Two Cylinder Club Show seemed to negate any negative impact brought on by Mother Nature.
Despite intermittent rain throughout July 24 to 26, the Drayton fairgrounds remained abuzz with nostalgic feelings of awe and excitement.
“It went very well. For a wet weekend, I think we were quite fortunate,” said Art Freeman, one of the show’s directors. “If it had to rain, it did so when it affected us the least.”
Indeed, events during the the 17th annual show went off without a hitch, including threshing demonstrations and tractor parades and pulls on various days.
Freeman said the weather likely contributed to the show having a few less tractors than usual this year, but it did not seem to affect attendance.
“From what I heard it was comparable to other years,” Freeman said.
Show organizers did not yet have final attendance and proceeds numbers by press time, but Freeman added if the food booth sales are any indication, the show once again hosted around 2,000 people.
He noted most food booths sold out and the Sunday breakfast seemed more popular than ever.
And despite a few small changes that may not have been popular at first, organizers received nothing but positive feedback, he noted.
They are now looking forward to next year’s show, which will run from July 23 to 25 and will feature Cockshutt guest tractors.