Note: This feature is in the January TF 2022 issue.
Avid farm toy collectors gathered in November 2021 for the 44th National Farm Toy Show in Dyersville, Iowa. The farm toy hobby continues to thrive, as collectors pursue that next great gem, which may be a cherished oldie, the latest release from a preferred brand or a detailed custom piece. Still others search for elements to customize models or to build displays. With this passion, the search for excellence in farm toys continues.
Collectors relished the opportunity to travel to Dyersville, Iowa, after the disrupted show season in 2020. The event facilities were abuzz with excitement during the entire show. And vendors were grateful for the renewed enthusiasm.
The show also provided collectors the opportunity to reconnect with old friends. They may have traveled from across the state or the country. Friendships developed through this hobby are intangibles that make these events special. The national show was a grand success b all measurements.