Antique Tractor Pull October 5th, 2019

Antique Tractor Pull at the Northville Farm Heritage Centre on Saturday, October 5, starting at 10 am. (rain date Saturday, October 12) Admission is $5.00 per person, under 12 are free. Besides the tractor pulls, there will be displays of antique tractors, and machinery, classic cars and antique cars. We will also be holding a yard sale and bake sale at the same time. Cook house will be open selling hamburgers, hot dogs, pop and chips.

In Memory of Ron DeAdder

Ronald (Ron) Withrow DeAdder

May 3, 1942 - June 30, 2019


Ron was born into a large musical family in South Alton where he lived all his life.   He had 5 sisters and was the youngest of 4 brothers.
We got to know Ron when he joined Northville Farm Heritage Centre.  Because of his loyalty and faithfulness, he was the quickly nominated to Director.  He was willing and able to do many jobs- most recently assisted Carmen with the Maritime Hand Mowing competition.
He was a loving man.  Ron loved his wife of nearly 55 years, his children and their partners and of course his grandchildren, Brydon and Jaylene, his grand puppies, Poppi and Tobi, and his feathered "girls".  He loved Nature as shown in his poems.  His hunting and fishing trips were another way for him to admire Nature's peacefulness.  His love of Nature could be seen in the beautiful dahlias he planted.  (we even have some at NFHC)  He often made trips in the fall to experience the splendour of the changing leaves.
Ron was a generous man sharing the products of his gardens with the community and friends who came to visit.  It was not unusual to leave Ron's with some cukes, squash or other produce or even a pot of soup.
Ron was a Mr. Fix-It and Handy Man as shown by the duct tape on his tractor or by the footstool he lovingly made for Diana.
One of his pastimes earlier in life was oxen.  He maintained and pulled a yoke for years, a love he passed onto his son.
His musical talents were well-known and appreciated by many at benefit shows and fund raisers throughout Kings Country and beyond.  He and Diana were long-serving members of the Annapolis Valley Bluegrass Association and former directors of the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame.  He truly was devoted to old-time country music which seemed to suit him.  He loved entertaining alone, with his family or with many "adopted" grandkids.
Always ready with a story or "tale" related to the current topic of conversation, Ron was a welcomed addition to any group.
I'm sure Ron is teasing or playing tricks with another group with his "Martin" not far away.  You have worked hard, enjoy your rest, my friend.  I can never forget your version of "Far Side Bank of Jordan".  NO ONE does it like you.


A life well-lived.  Rest in Peace.


Events for the 2019 Year

May 11 - Planting Day

June 2 - Apple Blossom Antique Tractor Pull

June 29 - Horse Pull

August 4 - 100 Mile 
Farm Food Festival

September 1 - Harvest Day
- ox pull
- Maritime Hand mowing competition

October 5 - Fall Antique 
Tractor Pull


2018 Provincial Horse Plowing Match

Despite a few showers, the plowing match went ahead on Saturday. It was followed by ham, baked bean and potato scallop supper that was enjoyed by 65 or more people. We would like to thank everyone for their support at our events over the run of the past year.


Results for 2018 Provincial Horse Plowing Match held at Northville Farm Heritage Centre in Northville, Kings Co on Oct 20th, 2018.


Champion Class

1st Tom Daniels

2nd Robert Daniels


Novice Class

1st Greg Eible

2nd Blaze MacDonald


Sulky Class

1st Roger Gommon

2nd Walber Ruggles

3rd MacKenzie Daniels

4th Cody Atwood


Tractor (Antique)

1st Carmon Broome


Champion Plow Team  - Tom Daniels

Sportsman Award - Robert Daniels

Junior Champion Plowman - Walber Ruggles


Judges for the Match

Jim Daniels - Burlington Kings Co, NS

Russel Rogers - Mt Forest, Ontario


Harvest Day


 The event was well received and well attended. We had over 85 people watching, and 14 competitors from Chezzacook to Queens County and beyond, even Jamaica!  The winner of the 2018 Maritime Handmowing Championships was Peter Redden, then Carmen Legge, George Fralic (his birthday), Blaise Robertson (age 12), Kent Molyneaux, Frank Stroeher, Ron DeAdder, Michael Allen tied with Remy Robertson, Helene Redden, Byiard Hiltz, Stewart Lyon, Oliver Murphy, and Nick Brown.

The top three winners of the Chair Mowing were Peter Redden, George Fralic, and Kent Molyneaux.

The top winners of the Hay Lift was 171 lbs. & over - Jonah Hiltz, Evan Parker, Carmen Legge; 170 lbs.& under - George Benjamin, Toddy Kitson, Marlyn Cameron; Age 12 and under - Blaise Robertson, Remy Robertson.

We can't stress enough how grateful we are of the help of the many volunteers that made this a wonderful event!!! 

Ox Pull Results 2018

Saturday, October 6:

Fall Tractor Pull

Rain date is Oct 13th

Lots to See!

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