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Piney Chapel American Farm Heritage Days Set for August 5-6

Decatur, Ala. – One of North Alabama’s largest antique engine and tractor shows returns to Athens next month in celebration of rural American farming heritage. Set for August 5-6, 2022, the 30th annual Piney Chapel American Farm Heritage Days combines antique farm equipment and old-fashioned concessions with live music and family-friendly fun and games taking visitors back to the “good ol’ days.”

Presented by the Piney Chapel Antique Engine and Tractor Association (PCAETA), the Piney Chapel American Farm Heritage Days is considered one of the best antique engine shows in Alabama offering festivalgoers a chance to see an array of farm equipment including gasoline and steam engines in action, horse-drawn equipment, antique tractors, cars, and trucks and other farming collectibles. 

The two-day event also offers a variety of flea market, parts and handmade craft vendors and old-fashioned concessions. Other activities for families to enjoy include wheat threshing exhibits, tractor slow races, a skillet throw contest for ladies and pedal pull for the kids.  

A tractor ride is planned for Friday, Aug. 5 departing at 10 a.m. Spectators can catch a glimpse of the parade as riders make their way from the festival grounds along Elkton Road south to the new festival grounds for the upcoming year. In 2023, the show will move locations to the Limestone County Sheriff's Arena, and PCAETA would like to give spectators a chance to see and explore what next year has to offer at the new location. At the Sheriff’s Arena, lunch will be provided by the Limestone County Cattleman’s Association. Upon conclusion of lunch, riders will begin their journey back and arrive to the show grounds at approximately 1:30 p.m. A fish fry follows at 5 p.m. and live music featuring local bands gets underway at 5:30 p.m.

Gates open at 7 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. The event takes place at 20147 Elkton Road, two miles north of Athens off of Interstate 65. Admission is $5 per person and free for children 12 years old and under. Parking is free. For more information, call Justin Romine at 256.762.2739, Allen Dement at 256.431.0619 or Eli Wallace at 256.497.1264.

About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)

AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. It is supported by 500-plus members consist of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals.  Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available from the AMLA by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting their web site at