In just four weeks JP’s Midwest Cub-Arama will be celebrating its twelfth show. The Cub-arama has been going strong for over a full decade! The two full show dates for this year are Sept. 27 and 28, however, folks from around the country will start rolling into town as early as Wednesday the week of the show to check out local sites.

Cub-Arama has grown bigger and better with every show and this year will be no exception.

Anything International Harvester or Farmall are welcome at the show. For those that are not an IH history buff you may be surprised at all this could be. International Harvester produced many items in their prime, just a few included: tractors, crawlers, trucks, scouts, putt-putt motors, full lines of equipment, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and more memorabilia items than one can imagine.

Items are welcome in any working condition. This is not a show limited to restored items only. As long as you have an International Harvester product, we invite you to show off your piece of history. The variety of display models and conditions are what many folks come into our community for. The Cub-Arama tractor show has been called a show like no other. With the past success of only having the Farmall Cub and Cub Cadets in the show, this year’s continued expanded feature selection is sure to produce a tremendous turn out.

Cub-Arama is gearing up to top its own past tractor attendance numbers. Last year, we had 211 tractors on display. Registered participants came to the show from 20 states and Canada. Over the past 11 years we have proudly showcased a whopping 2,245 International Harvester displays in JC/Priest parks from 28 States and Canada.

There are a few other events being planned for Madison County residents to enjoy in addition to the show over Cub-Arama weekend. One is a Saturday parade through town that will be open to any person, group, church, business, and/or organization that would like to enter a float with a Farmall or International Harvester theme or if you would just like to support a community event with your own float design to represent your business. There will be a Saturday kiddie tractor pull on North Main, a tractor cruise around town (many participants look forward to and enjoy a peaceful trip around the outskirts of Fredericktown), a new Cub Cadet lawn mower raffle, plowing demonstrations and door prizes. Other favorites are the IH toy and merchandise vendors on hand, the huge swap meet area and the delicious onsite local concession stands.

JP’s Midwest Cub-Arama is more then just a regular tractor show. There is something for everyone. Bring the whole family and check out this growing local attraction. You can also check out the online information at

There are more items in the works, so keep an eye out for upcoming information. Feel free to call with questions or for more information on anything to do with Cub-Arama. Just contact Jamie Hargis at 573-561-4524 or by e-mail at

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