|Tri-County Heritage Club|
Directors And Officers (2017)
The Tri-County Heritage Club had its beginnings with the Ilderton Centennial celebrations in July 1976. A group of volunteers organized an historical agricultural display on the fair grou1nds for this event. After the celebrations were over, those involved held a meeting to determine if they should form an organization to host a similar event each year. There was enough enthusiasm to make application to become a chartered non-profit organization. On March 25, 1977 the Charter for the Tri-County Heritage Club was signed by Sidney B. Handleman, Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations. On May 26, 1977 the club’s official Letters of Patent for Incorporation were signed and the club officially appointed its Officers. An agreement was reached with the Ilderton Agricultural Society and the Township of London to use the Ilderton Fair Grounds and Arena to hold an annual show on the second full weekend in July. This arrangement has continued.
The club’s motto is: Help Us Preserve Our Past
The purpose of the Tri-County Heritage Club is:
a) To hold and acquire artifacts of bygone eras, especially those artifacts used or manufactured for domestic and agricultural purposes;
b) To maintain a museum as a depository for pioneer relics and artifacts;
c) To promote public interest in the uses made by the pioneers of various artifacts, in domestic and agricultural use;
d) To encourage research into the history of the Counties of Oxford, Middlesex and Elgin; and
e) To encourage the preservation, study and creation of handicrafts of the pioneers of Canada and Western Ontario, and in particular of the said Counties of Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin in the Province of Ontario.
Membership (see application form, click here)
$20 per couple.
Ray and Barb Smith
R.R. #3 Thorndale, ON N0M 2P0
The club meets the third Tuesday of each month from January to June and September and October.
Regular meetings are held at the Ilderton United Church starting at 8:00 pm.
The club sends out approximately 8 newsletters per year.
2010 Show Featured in Old Autos
Heritage & Antique Show -- second full weekend in July (13th, 14th & 15th 2018), at the Ilderton Fair Grounds.
Grounds open Friday at 1:00 pm and the stock garden tractor pulls start at 6.00pm. The show opens 9:00 am on Saturday & Sunday.
Primitive Camping Available – free for exhibitors and $40 charge for non-exhibitors
Displays include all brands of antique tractors, cars, trucks, gas engines, steam engines, lawn and garden tractors (must be 25 years and older).
weekend includes a large outdoor and indoor (in the Agriplex) Fleamarket;
Indoor Displays (including Ladies’ demos) in the Arena; Children’s Activities,
a Saturday Parade on the grounds; Jamboree Music in the Community Centre; Fun Tractor
Pulls; Sawmill; Threshing; and other demonstrations
There are a variety of food vendors
on the grounds. There will be a Saturday evening
chicken barbeque (advance ticket sales only), a Sunday morning breakfast in
the Community Centre, and a Sunday morning church service in the arena at
10.00am. Admission: Exhibitors free.
Spectators $8 per person, $15 per couple, children under 12 free.
There are a variety of food vendors on the grounds.
There will be a Saturday evening chicken barbeque (advance ticket sales only), a Sunday morning breakfast in the Community Centre, and a Sunday morning church service in the arena at 10.00am.
Admission: Exhibitors free. Spectators $8 per person, $15 per couple, children under 12 free.
President – Chris Talbot (519-659-4286)
Secretary – Ray Smith (519-461-1974)
Arena – (519-659-4286)
Flea Market – (519-659-4286)
Tri-County Heritage Club, 22679 Wonderland Rd. N., R.R. #3 Ilderton, Ontario N0M 2A0
Other Club Events
Harvest Days at
Fanshawe Pioneer Village, London, Ontario
August 11th & 12th
Threshing, plowing, demonstrations and displays
Fanshawe Pioneer Village, London, Ontario www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca
Country Heritage Park, Milton, Ontario www.countryheritagepark.com
Western Ontario Steam Threshers Assoc. www.steamthresher.com
Ontario Steam & Antique Preservers Assoc. www.steam-era.com
Huron Pioneer Thresher & Hobby Assoc. Inc. www.blythsteamshow.on.ca
Georgian Bay Steam & Gas Assoc. www.steamshow.ca
Essex County Steam & Gas Engine Club. Inc. www.essexsteamandgasengine.com
The Bruce County Heritage Assoc. www.bruceheritage.org
Waterloo County Steam Threshers www.waterloocountysteamthreshers.com
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