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How To Exhibit At Buckley

How do I become an exhibitor at Buckley?

Our Show depends on exhibitors, they make up the greatest portion of our show. We have yet to turn away a worthy exhibit.

Exhibitors are not charged a gate fee. All worthy exhibits are allowed two free adult passes, plus any kids 15 and under get in for free. Additional adults may be charged admission.

All Exhibitors, club members, and vendors that wish to camp at the show will be charged a one-time maintenance fee of $10.00 per camping vehicle (i.e. campers, motorhomes, tents, etc.)

Exhibitor and Member North Entrance Gate:

Exhibitors and members will come in through the Exhibitor and Member North Entrance Gate on 13 Road/County Road 633.  This is the same entrance as used last year, but the entrance has been upgraded and the paperwork has been streamlined.

Exhibitor and Member North Entrance Gate Hours:

Sunday and Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.   For Exhibit drop-off only!
Tuesday through Thursday:  9:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday:  9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please note: Non-member exhibitors may start camping on the showgrounds on Tuesday the week of the show.

 

All Exhibitors:

  • Exhibitors may drop off their exhibit starting the Sunday before the show.
  • Non-member exhibitors may start camping on the show grounds on Tuesday the week of the show.
  • No advance notice or registration is required.
  • All exhibitors must first go to the Exhibitor and Member North Entrance Gate located off of 13 Road/County Road 633 to get gate passes and to pay the $10 maintenance fee if camping.
  • Your next stop will be the Tractor Shack where you will register your exhibit.
  • No prior setup in any exhibit area
  • No personal golf carts, ATVs, or side-by-sides are allowed on any part of the showgrounds.
  • A free handicap shuttle service is available from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm Thursday-Saturday and until 3:00 pm on Sunday.
  • A free handicap golf cart service is available from 7:00 am until shortly after the Sparks Show Thursday-Saturday and until 3:00 pm on Sunday.
  • A free regular shuttle service is available from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm Thursday-Saturday and until 3:00 pm on Sunday. These shuttles go to and from the parking lot.
  • Pets are allowed at your campsite only.  Pets are not allowed to be left unattended in a vehicle on the showgrounds including the parking lots.
  • No utility trailers are allowed in the campgrounds.
  • Vehicles and utility trailers not used as part of a display are to be parked in the holding area across from the East Gate.
  • A $25.00 fee is charged for selling any items in an exhibit area.  You may purchase a “For Sale” sign at the Tractor Shack.
  • All personal property is to be removed from the showgrounds by no later than Tuesday morning following the last day of the show.
  • Number one rule:  Have Fun!

Antique Tractor and Implement Exhibitors

  • Please reference the “All Exhibitors” section above for more information.
  • Farm Tractors must be 1976 and older.
  • Garden tractors must be 1970 and older.
  • Antique cars and trucks must be 1970 and older.
  • Farm tractors will be assigned a parking spot.
  • Tractor drivers 12 to 15 years old must obtain a driver’s license from the Tractor Shack.  This requires a liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

If you have any questions about being a tractor/implement exhibitor, please contact:

Jim Luper
231-499-6574
[email protected]

Antique Gas Engine Exhibitors

  • Please reference the “All Exhibitors” section above for more information.
  • A gas engine area worker will show you where to set up.
  • Camping is allowed in the Gas Engine Area.

If you have any questions about being a gas engine exhibitor, please contact:

Scott Labbe
231-920-2353
[email protected]

Chris Groulx
517-420-0169
[email protected]

Blain Tarrant
517-204-9356
[email protected]

Steam Traction Engines Exhibitors

  • Please reference the “All Exhibitors” section above for more information.
  • Steam engines must have a current boiler inspection.
  • Must have an experienced operator.

If you have any more questions about being a steam engine exhibitor, please contact:

Tom Graham
231-350-0782
[email protected]

Miniature Steam Engine Exhibitors

  • Please reference the “All Exhibitors” section above for more information.
  • This section applies to boilers that fall into the State of Michigan Miniature Boiler Classifications.
  • The Buckley Steam Committee will perform a safety review of miniature steam boilers prior to firing.  The criteria can be requested from Pete or Martin.  See the contact information below.  We recommend that the criteria be reviewed prior to your arrival.
  • An experienced operator is required to fire the boiler.

If you have questions about being a miniature steam engine exhibitor, contact:

Pete LaBelle
616-403-2463 (evenings)
[email protected]

Martin Holzschu
231-330-1530
[email protected]

Antique Cars & Trucks

  • Please reference the “All Exhibitors” section above for more information.
  • Antique cars and trucks must be 1970 and older.
  • No hot rods

If you have any questions about being an antique car/truck exhibitor, please contact:

Jim Luper
231-499-6574
[email protected]

Antique Motorcycles and Snowmobiles

  • Please reference the “All Exhibitors” section above for more information.
  • Antique motorcycles must be 1970 and older.
  • Antique snowmobiles must be 1976 and older
  • The motorcycle and snowmobile exhibit is located in and around the Leonard Clous Machinery Museum.

If you have any questions about being an motorcycle/snowmobile exhibitor, please contact:

Carl VanWylen
231-519-4598
[email protected]

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