The International Harvesters Collectors Club has selected Huron, S.D to host the National Red Power Round-Up on the SD State Fairgrounds on June 26-28, 2014.
The event draws approximately 20,000 people annually from across the United States and Canada who are interested in the preservation of history, products, literature and memorabilia of the International Harvester Company. There are more than 40 chapters worldwide including the South Dakota Chapter 21 International Harvester Club which bid for the event along with representatives from the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau and the SD State Fairgrounds this weekend in Albert Lea, Minnesota.
"The South Dakota State Fair is both honored and pleased to be chosen as the host facility for the National Red Power Roundup. The State Fairgrounds is well equipped to handle a show of this size. We have a dedicated and experienced staff who are ready to assist Chapter 21 and the City of Huron make the show a success," says Jerome Hertel, S.D. State Fairgrounds manager.
"This is a great event for South Dakota, and more specifically Huron and the State Fairgrounds," says Wilbur Goehring of Yankton, SD Chapter 21 IHC President. "Our state chapter has been working on our bid for the past year. The South Dakota State Fairgrounds is the perfect venue to host the Round-Up and we are excited about the opportunities but also recognize we have a tremendous amount of work ahead of us."
Steve Masat from Redfield, SD Chapter 21 IHC Vice-President and Jared Beck from Huron, SD Chapter 21 Board Member have been lobbying to host the 2014 Red Power Round-Up for over a year. They will serve in a leadership role in planning for the 2014 Round-Up. "Now that we have actually secured the event, the work really begins," Masat says. "There are a lot of logistics involved in pulling off a successful event of this magnitude so planning will start right away. We are going to need a lot of help and support. SD Chapter 21 is not a very large group and they are all willing to chip in but we are going to need a lot more help than that. We have to organize a lot of committees so we are hoping people from Huron and the surrounding areas will be interested in getting involved," Masat added.
"While the year 2014 may seem a long ways away, it will take that long to prepare," says Beck. "This show features approximately 1,000 tractors, hundreds of vendors and exhibitors, farm machinery, and entertainment. This is a big deal for the Huron area and it is going to take the whole community to get involved."
If you are interested in getting involved in the planning of the 2014 Red Power Round-Up, you can contact Steve Masat at 605-472-3853, Jared Beck at 605-350-1625 or Peggy Woolridge of the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau at 605-352-0000.
Source: South Dakota State Fair