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Playing in Paradise at Plagman Barn Show Days
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Playing in Paradise at Plagman Barn Show Days

Step back in time at Northeast Iowa Farm and Antique Association (Plagman Barn) Show Days. Three days of fun with the whole family, September 18th, 19th, and 20th. Although the admission price is no longer $0.36 per night as it was in the 1920s and 1930s, it is very reasonable at only $6 for a three-day admission pass. Children 12 and under are free. Plagman Barn is located just 1 mile outside of Garber or 10 miles from Guttenberg on C7X.

Draft horses and horseback riding are always favorites for children. Demonstrations will also be done on how to use horses to help plow and horse-powered threshing machines. Horses are not the only animal to see at Plagman Barn, though. A full array of animals will be available to observe and pet.

Demonstrations are available throughout the event. Maybe grandma wants to take her granddaughters to a bread making, cream separating, or butter churning demonstration to show them how things were done in the ‘good old days’.  Other demonstrations will include corn shredding, brick making, steam engine/log sawing, sawmill/baler, shingle mill and a printing press.

On display, you will see the original barn built in 1924-1925. You will also be able to several different types of gas tractors and engines, tractor pulls, original 1920 School house and antique exhibits.

Did you hear your tummy rumble? Not a problem! An old-fashioned chicken dinner will fill you up and other food vendors will keep you satisfied the rest of the weekend.

For more information, or to confirm events, please call (563) 245-3480, email or visit the website 

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  1. Imagine Northeast Iowa Support
    Imagine Northeast Iowa Support
    What a great event. Thanks for posting!

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