East Kent Vintage Equipment Club - Preserving Agricultural Heritage for Education and Recreation.
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Antique Threshing Demo
Antique Threshing Demo
An old fashioned threshing demo using a steam engine hooked up to an antique threshing machine. EKVEC members or show spectators can take turns loading the sheaves of wheat into the threshing machine and watch the wheat fall into the gravity box and the straw fall into a pile beside it, making a great play area for the kids.
Our Sunday Morning Church Service
Our Sunday Morning Church Service
Vintage Tractor Pull
Vintage Tractor Pull
The crowd thoroughly enjoys the vintage tractor pull at our show. We were also able to put our new bleachers to good use for this event!
New Pull Sled
Several ambitious members of our club designed and built a pull sled to be used at our show and its inaugural run was a big success!
New Pull Sled
Kids Activities
Kids Activities
This corn playbox was a popular part of our kids activities.
2017 Feature
This year we feature International Harvester. This old work horse is owned by club member Darryn Shabley.
2017 Feature
Chatham-Kent 4-H Toy Show
Chatham-Kent 4-H Toy Show
Several of our members set up beautiful displays at this annual show. Here Alan Pool shows the display he made to advertise our show.
Vintage Sawmill Day
One of our members hosted a Sawmill Day using his steam engine and old milling equipment.
Vintage Sawmill Day
Wheat Binding
Wheat Binding
Each July club members get together for an evening and bind wheat to be used in threshing demos at our show.
Bringing in the Sheaves
Club members loading the sheaves on a wagon. Many hands make light work!
Bringing in the Sheaves
RDAS Ambassador Contest
RDAS Ambassador Contest
Each year The Ag Society holds its Ambassador contest at our show. Winner for 2016-17 was Miss Hannah Clark of Highgate, Ont.
Noon Bean Pot
Sparky's beans are a big hit at our show every year!
Noon Bean Pot
EKVEC Pot Luck
EKVEC Pot Luck
Each November we celebrate another successful year with a Pot Luck Supper.
Donations Presented at Pot Luck
This year our club was able to donate funds raised to the local Salvation Army, Naahii Ridge Public School Breakfast Program and Chatham-Kent Farm Safety Day Program.
Donations Presented at Pot Luck
Showin' Her the Ropes
Showin' Her the Ropes
Club member Wayne Jackson spent hours showing youngsters who attended the show, how rope used to be made on farm.
Open Mike
One of the many participants in the Open Mike portion of our show was this talented young fiddle player. If you have a talent for singing or playing we would love for you to 'show us your stuff" during our Open Mike!
Open Mike
Antique Tractor Parade of Power
Antique Tractor Parade of Power
A shot of our oldest member, Charlie (95 years young), with his 'walk behind' power unit pulling his covered wagon 'Hee Haw'
View of East Kent Vintage Equipment Show grounds.
Months of preparation and hard work come together at the EKVEC Show.
View of East Kent Vintage Equipment Show grounds.
Go, Hippy, Go!
Go, Hippy, Go!
Our awesome DJ ending off our 2015 Show with a ROCKIN' rendition of "That's How Country Boys Roll". A great ending to a great show!
Annual Spring Tractor Drive
In 2015, our Tractor Drive took us from Kearney Planters to Puddle Ford Tree Farm where we enjoyed a tour of christmas tree lots and a marvelous BBQ lunch
Annual Spring Tractor Drive
Mooving Expeience!
Mooving Expeience!
The tractor drive to Green Ridge Dairy was a mooving experience for the members of our club. For many, it was their first opportunity to see and experience a state of the art, modern dairy farm. Club member, Sandy Kearney, gets a close up look at the milking parlor
EKVEC on Parade in Ridgetown
Antique tractor and plow on a float giving Christmas greetings to our community.
EKVEC on Parade in Ridgetown
Tractor Day at Ridgetown District High School
Tractor Day at Ridgetown District High School
Each spring RDHS hold a tractor day in honour of our community's farming heritage. Students are invited to drive their tractor to school and participate in the day's activities. Our tractor club is also invited to set up a display of antique tractors, mingle with the students and join them on a tractor drive though town.
Tractor Cake Contest
Students and staff alike, were encouraged to bake and decorate a cake for this contest on Tractor Day at RDHS last spring. The contest was a big hit, as you can see by all the submissions on this table!
Tractor Cake Contest
Guinness World Book of Records "World's Largest Tractor Parade"
Guinness World Book of Records "World's Largest Tractor Parade"
Many of the EKVEC members participated in the worlds largest tractor parade, "Farmers Driving Out Cancer" in July of 2010 in Dresden, Ontario. Over 1230 tractors participated more than doubling the previous world record and raising over $100,000 for cancer research.
Show Grounds Cleanup
The use of a loader, donated by Southwest Ag, helped club members do some cleaning up at the Ridgetown Event Centre.
Show Grounds Cleanup
Green Power!
Green Power!
Use of a loader tractor, donated by Sun Ridge Enterprises, provided the club with enough power to get the job done!
New Parking Lot
A club member works at leveling gravel, donated by Ed Sykes Trucking Ltd., on a new parking area at the Ridgetown Event Centre.
New Parking Lot

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