Good ol’ Taylor Days returns with horse-drawn harvest, car shows, and more

The Good Ol’ Taylor Days returns to Main Street and Heritage Hill in Taylor on September 11 and 12, with events such as horse harvesting, flea markets, craft and vendor shows, a street dance with the Cody Charles Band, and more. And even a Rebel Customs car show. For the past 25 years, Good Ol’ Taylor Days continues to highlight the history behind agriculture with its ancient tractors, displays of threshing, and even potato diggers.

Ryan Rebel, who runs the Rebel Customs Car Show and helped facilitate the Antique Tractor and New Equipment Show, said this year’s Good O’ Taylor Days should be a treat for families, community members alike.

“It’s beautiful[unique]. I think some other cities have tractor pulls and stuff too, but it’s old tractors sleds attached to them, so they’re fun to watch. A lot of cities have car shows.” , but we have a lot of comfort,” Rebel said, adding two trophies compared to some other car shows that have 20 different classes.

Each year, Good Ol’ Taylor Days will attract 500 to 600 people, with events taking place downtown on Main Street and atop Heritage Hill. Rebel said this year’s 8th Annual Rebel Customs Car Show is expected to be a hit with attendees.

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“It’s nice to see people walking out… (people) love old cars. Everyone just comes down to watch… The family premise of the event; we try to get the kids involved,” said the rebel. “You’re not going to come in and spend $30, $40, $50. It’s cheap entertainment and it keeps people coming to Taylor. That’s kind of why we call it (with the car) car show stuff and everything Do – we’re just trying not to disappear from the map.”

Like many who attend each year, Rebel said he looks forward to the agricultural show.

“It is not a big junk festival like you see in a lot of cities. It is just people there with cars and tractors enjoying the sunshine and everyone’s company,” he said.

If modern-day horsepower isn’t your imagination, perhaps settling for a horse-drawn crop will itch for ol’ Taylor Days scabies farming. The event will take place on September 11 at 10 am at Heritage Hill.

Draft horses from Belgians to percherons will be used for potato diggers, pulling discs and combiners, Rebel said. Wheat bundles will also be cut in the threshing machine.

“A lot of people don’t notice that in the spring they have planting days and stuff, where a bunch of people gather and they get their horses or their old tractors or whatever and they just farm. They will… they used to do it 100 years ago. They will break the ground and then plow it, and plant it. They go through all the processes of planting the crop just like they did a hundred years ago,” Rebel said.

For more information visit the Taylor Park Board Facebook page. For a full list of Good Ol’ Taylor Days events, visit

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