Note: This feature is in the January TF 2018 issue
The National Farm Toy Show (NFTS) is considered the optimum event to explore the farm toy world. The 40th edition of this grand occasion was held the first weekend of November 2017. Farm toy enthusiasts from across the United States and from across the United States and from several foreign countries reveled in the opportunity to search the varied aspects of the hobby.
The first evening of the show was attended by an enthusiastic crowd. Light rain the following two days brought farmers out of their fields, providing a deserved break. Collectors associated with agriculture, along with hobbyists from nearly every profession, came to learn about the latest and greatest in the farm toy world. The NFTS also affords the opportunity to reconnect with friends and establish new relationships.
The residents of Dyersville, Iowa, provide a welcoming atmosphere. Students are dismissed from Beckman High School, allowing the building to serve as the central heartbeat of the festivities. In addition, several venues around the city are utilized to accommodate the show. Throughout the event, vendors commented on how they were welcomed by the community. They were also gratified with the response from those who attended. In addition, the associated show activties added to a grand success.