Beginning on Friday, Sept. 2 through Sunday, Sept. 4, the Rudin Family will celebrate tradition during their annual Rudin’s Olde Tyme Farm Days that takes place on Gaskill Road in Owego.
The Rudin’s are very proud to announce that this year will be their 29th year of celebration. What began as a birthday party for Al Rudin 29 years ago has become a community tradition that is celebrated by many throughout the Southern Tier of New York and the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania.
Terry Rudin, Al’s son, has continued to host this community event even though Al has since passed away. Al has not been forgotten – because the celebration continues with a focus on clean family fun for all ages.
In 1992 Phil Card, of Phil’s Chicken House fame, helped bring the celebration into the public by partnering the show with a local antique tractor club. Today, the partnering is accomplished by anyone who loves antique farm machinery and farm lore. Also, those who desire to keep farm memories alive through machinery restoration, display, and / or demonstration are welcomed at the show.
In addition, the Wagner family has had a large impact on the Gaskill Corners area with the Wagner Sawmill operation and farms. They have a very strong presence at the show by representing the Lumbering Heritage in the northeast with two working sawmills. These are also demonstrated at the show on a regular schedule.
Different to this year’s event, according to Terry Rudin, are helicopter rides that will be availabe for a fee. “We didn’t have them last year,” said Rudin. “People will really like it.”
Rudin’s Olde Tyme Farm Days will take place daily beginning Friday, Sept. 2, and running through Sunday, Sept. 4. This year’s event will also offer a sneak preview on Thursday, Sept. 1, with a “modified” garden tractor pull hosted by Evan Goodrich of Goodrich Auction Service of Newark Valley, and Darwin Wood of Wood’s Logging in Endicott.
The annual parade will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, and will be followed with sawmill demonstrations, vendor and exhibitions, an Olde Tyme Harvesting Show, Wild West Show, and then music in the evening by Alice Dietrick & the Country Connection.
For the early-bird, come to the farm at 8 a.m. for breakfast, and then enjoy an old-fashioned church service at 9:30 a.m. A motorcycle ride to benefit Traci’s Hope will depart from Marvin Park in Owego at 10 a.m., and will conclude at the Farm Days event.
Admission to the Farm Days event is $5 at the gate, parking is free, and children 12 and under are free. The farm is located at 4890 Gaskill Rd. in Owego, just one mile north of Day Hollow Road. For more information call 687-3339, or visit www.rudindays.com.