A toy show underway this weekend in northeast Iowa is expected to draw more adults than kids. The 21st annual Summer Farm Toy Show is being held at the National Farm Toy Museum in Dyersville. Show manager Amanda Schwartz says it’s drawing buyers of tiny tractors from all across the region.
There are over 400 tables full of farm toy collectibles people can look over, and the full-scale tractor parade through downtown Dyersville is at 6:30 P.M. (Saturday). Other events underway through the weekend include an antique tractor show at Beckman High School and a lawn and garden tractor display in the museum parking lot.
As for the thousands of toy tractors and accessories for sale, Schwartz says this is one of the biggest such shows ever assembled. Schwartz says there are all types of toy tractors, brands, makes and models, as well as all sorts of implements. While some toy metal tractors can be picked up for ten-dollars, she says others will go for a hundred, and perhaps a thousand dollars.
There’s a precision model line out there made by Ertl and there are toy show tractors for sale in gold — which are very detailed and highly-saught-after by collectors. For more information, call 877-475-2727, or go online to “www.nationalfarmtoymuseum.com”.
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