NAPPANEE – A new location this year will give antique tractors displayed at the Apple Festival room to flex their muscles a bit more.

The Antique Tractor and Engine Show has moved from a seven-acre golf course at Callander Sportsplex to an 18-acre field, with plenty of room to move around and plenty of crops to demonstrate their plowing prowess on.

The Nappanee Apple Festival runs from Sept. 13-16, with the tractor show on the 14th and 15th. Admission to both is free.

The show, near Borkholder Dutch Village on CR 101 half a mile north of U.S. 6, is sponsored by Power from the Past, an owners club formed this year.

The show will feature antique steam engines, tractors and construction equipment, as well as demonstrations of corn husking, threshing, plowing and bailing.

Plowing and soybean harvesting are two activities not possible before this year. About six acres of the field are planted with soybeans.

There also will be free train rides, tractor games, a calliope and a spark show Friday at dusk.

Club official Rob Meyers said his 60-member group is excited about having more elbow room and the chance to show off what their machines can do.

“We couldn’t plow at the golf course before,” he remarked. “Plus some of the guys with nicer tractors like to keep their distance from the steam engines and threshers.”

Nappanee Power from the Past was formed to preserve documents and artifacts related to the invention and development of farm machinery. Their interests also include toys, books and pictures related to antique machinery.

Other events during the downtown Nappanee Apple Festival include an airplane and car show, the Smage Bros. motorcycle riding show, two stages of live music and Indiana’s largest baked apple pie.