MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The 21st annual Two Top Ruritan Club Show brings nearly 10,000 people to Mercersburg each year for the weekend-long event, which includes antique tractors, tractor pulls, flea market and craft vendors, homemade food and displays of farm equipment.
"It started as a very small fundraiser and it keeps growing," said Richard Martin, chairman of the show and president of the club. "We are a nonprofit organization that gives to the community."
Saturday's events included a pedal pull for children ages 4 to 10, a tractor parade, a tractor pull and live music at night. Throughout the day, there were threshing wheat, baling, sawmill and running gas engine displays.
"It's a little bit of something for everyone," Martin said.
More than 200 tractors were on display, along with between 150 and 175 craft and flea market vendors, Martin said.
One of the reasons that Walter Deane of Lovettsville, Va., has been coming to the show for the past four years is because of the tractors. It was only this year, though, that he decided to compete in the tractor pull.