This years Clark County Fair, held at the Clark County Event Center, located in Ridgefield, Washington State, is a local event that began in 1868. The Fort Vancouver Antique Association (FVAEA), has had an exhibit here at the fair since 1984. "I want to thank all of the club members that participated and demonstrated, with a special thanks to Bill and Sarah Schurman for all of their help," said Richard Marini, the club's President. The weather was beautiful through the fair days, August 2-11, with only slight participation on a couple of days.
The Tractors and equipment is owned solely by FVAEA members, with a few pieces of equipment that is club-owned, and stored on-site.
The End Of An Era.
On the third weekend this July, the Fort Vancouver Antique Association (Branch 23 of EDGE&TA) celebrated the 25th and final Annual Rural Heritage Fair at the Schurman Iron Ranch in Ridgefield, Washington State this year. Many of the pieces you will see in the images below are owned by the Schurman family and are to be auctioned off this year. Alan Schurman passed away this last February and has hosted this wonderful event on his property for the last quarter century. I hope the images reflect the fair-like atmosphere, where local residents can experience some of the machinery that generations before them used and loved.
Alan will be greatly missed.
The weather was fabulous for the parade in the rural town of Ridgefield, in Washington State this year. Sometimes the cantankerous tractors have their own ideas about starting and running when they want to, as evidenced this year again. All of the images of this years parade were submitted by EDGE&TA's Branch 23 club president, Richard Marini. Thanks, Richard!
FVAEA (Branch 23 EDGE&TA) participated in The Hazel Dell Parade of Bands again this year. The weather was supposed to be cool with a chance of showers, but no one was complaining of the bright sunshine and warmer than reported temperatures. The Lyons Club put on their usual superb breakfast at the Hazel Dell Firehouse, so it was a great beginning to a wonderful day. Dean one of our club members volunteered the use of his Ford Work-master for this editor to drive. Rob brought his big International diesel, Dennis with his newly restored International Farmall; M-TA, and Mel with his diesel Ferrari / John Deere water pump trailer. Dean drove one of the fire trucks for Fire District 6 as he is the elected Fire Commissioner. The club won the Chairman's Award again this year, so we were very excited to show it off on the fender of Rob's tractor. I almost forgot, Miss Clark County was staged next to us before the parade, so it would be thoughtless of this editor not include an image of her as well.
All images by The Webguy
While we were busy at the Hazel Dell Parade, one of our members, and Branch 23 EDGE&TA club Safety Officer Jim Barratt attended the Columbia Interpretive Center exhibit on May 18th, 2019. Jim submitted the images of his exhibit as well. Thanks, Jim!
"The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center was a lot of fun. The weather was perfect and everything worked. We were very greatly appreciated by the staff and guests. Exhibitors were served lunch and dessert."