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Antique Acres Power Show demonstrates Iowa's farming roots


Preserving the past for future generations, that's the idea behind the 47th Annual Antique Acres Old Time Power Show going on August 19, 20 and 21 in Cedar Falls.

"If you want to see how it really worked, this is the one to come to because we've got a lot of stuff and it all works," said show director Larry Burman.

The Antique Acres filled with equipment from Iowa's farming history.

"The way it was when it was. A lot of this stuff dates from the early 1900s, and we want people to appreciate how hard it was to live back then," said Burman.

Burman said this is a working show. At any given time, there are 20 live demonstrations taking place.

"Threshing, corn binding, corn shredding, corn chopping. we've got draft horses that are gonna be plowing -- discing and dragging," he said.

The power show is the largest event of the year at Antique Acres, bringing in people from across the Midwest.

"We preserve the past for the future and that's what it is. Our quality of life has improved, and a lot of people don't know how people lived one hundred years ago," said Larry Burman.

The show is going on from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 19-21. From Waterloo, take 218 north, turn left on Cedar Wapsi Road and left on Waverly Road. For more information or directions, click here.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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