Well this is a great idea.
Let me address some things that have been brought up already.
Plow day in the area. In April of this year, there is one in Travelers Rest, SC. A lot of guys from NC make it down there and its worth the trip. There was also a plow day this past September in Midland NC, at a local pumpkin farm in conjunction with a local lawn mower club's show. They had food vendors, swap meet area, show tractors, activities for the kids, door prizes, and the plow day happened on Fri and Sat. It was our first show( I say our, because im a member of the club that put it on) and it was organized very late. With about 1 month's worth of advertising, the turnout wasnt that good, but everyone enjoyed it, and this year will be much better and bigger.
Denton. Ive been going there for the past 12 years, and last year was the hottest EVER. Also the hottest summer across the nation, so it wasnt just heated in Denton. That would be a good place to meet since its pretty centralized, and already a good established show. Im not sure what Brian was talking about, because half the show takes place in the wooded areas. But, its always the July 4th week, and its always hot. Its just something we should be used to in NC, and why not take the heat in with some nice tractors. I camp all 5 days plus usually an extra day.
Silk Hope is a nice show, and I attend it annualy, but its not getting any larger. You can walk through that show and see everything in no more than 2 hours.
October is a busy tractor month. Cotton Ginning Days in Dallas NC. Stumptown Tractor show at Killian Farms in Denver. and WNC Fall Harvest Days in Arden NC. All 3 of these shows are good to go to. Arden is def the one that takes the cake for that month though. It has a huge swap meet area, and this past show, they were sold out of sellers spots. Arden is 2nd on my list of favorite shows in NC.
There is a pretty good one(so ive heard) in Hickory, but ive never been able to attend that show. Ive got some friends that come from GA for that show every year.
I have a calendar of all the shows in the North and South Carolina area. Also GA and some TN are on there.
I just did a quick search and found this page advertising shows from last year, BUT, they almost always repeat themselves around the same time. Maybe we could base some decisions around this:
Just my thoughts. I look foward to meeting you guys.