The Richmond Register

September 30, 2013


Madison County Fairgrounds

By Liz Denny
Register Feature Writer

MADISON COUNTY — The annual fall Swap Meet at the Madison County Fairgrounds this past weekend was a huge success.

On Saturday afternoon, more than 300 hundred people were there to check out the bargains.

Approximately 75 booths were set up on the fairgrounds. Even the Embry Curry Arena had booths. Others were in the Harold Richardson Floral Hall, and the grounds were covered.

There were about 10 antique tractors on display, including John Deere and Farmall models. The display included a very rare Farmall that actuals starts with gasoline and converts to diesel fuel.

A tractor with grinder attachment crushed cornmeal for spectators.

Other types of equipment also were there for demonstration.

You could find boats, iron wagon wheels, fishing rods, and all kinds of toys.

There were all kinds of animals, too. Orville Renfro came from Valley View with his rabbits and chickens, hoping to make a trade or to sell.

Sarah Babley said she has come to the swap meet for the past three years. She had a supply of iron wagon wheels and lots of other stuff this year.

Lauren Agee had a several different kinds of apples, tomatoes and green beans. She also had cornstalks, Indian corn, and miniature pumpkins.

“Business had been really good today,” she said.