Preserving & Restoring Antique Farm Equipment since 1969
At the first meeting held on Aug. 19, 1969, 14 annual memberships were entered into the books along with five-lifetime memberships, bringing the total charter membership up to 38. The first show was held on Sept. 13-14, 1969 at the Don Frank Farm in Fox Lake. Robert Frank's garage served as the food stand and provided water and electricity for the event. The adjacent Kowbow farm provided parking. Through the years, the charter underwent several changes, including the renaming of the organization to Dodge County Antique Power Club Inc., and a change in the number of directors from 7 to 9 with 3 allowed from outside the county. The show was also moved to the first full weekend in August in an attempt to avoid the rainy weekends following Labor Day. As the show grew in popularity, club members made the decision to move the show from the Frank farm to the John Schoenfeld land across from Sunset Hills in 1970. This land was provided to the club rent free until it was officially sold in 1974. At that time, the club moved to the Dodge County Fairgrounds where it remained until land was purchased in 1986 at Burnett Corners where it remains today.