No one loves getting stuck behind a big tractor in the middle of harvest season driving 10 miles per hour on the county highway. The roar of the engine, the slow, steadiness of the machine, and all we want to do is pass it so we can get wherever we are going. Step back for a moment, though, and imagine, what the first tractor was like. Don’t think too hard, the replica is on display in Froelich, Iowa. Join other tractor enthusiasts the last full weekend in September from 11am – 5pm for the annual fund-raising event called, “Fall-der-all”.
Step back in time during this annual event in a village that will put you back into the early 1900s. The 1891 General Store & Post Office displays a unique collection of items that are reminiscent of that era.
The littlest farmers can partake in the pedal tractor pull while the adults admire the evolution of the tractor from Froelich’s first mobile tractor to today’s John Deere. Other tour highlights include 1800s Blacksmith Shop, 1920 Warehouse, 1900s Train Depot and Cars, 1093 Vintage Barn, and 1866 One Room School House. Each of the buildings is furnished as it would have been in the ‘good old days’, a constant reminder of a simpler time.
For pictures from previous festivals and dates for this year’s activities, please visit the website. While on Facebook, 'like' the Fall-der-All Celebration page! Next time you get stuck behind a slow-moving tractor on the county highway, remember the good old days and the time you spent in Froelich, IA for the Fall-der-All festival!