In the 36-year history of the Montana Agri-Trade Exposition ,farmers and ranchers have always been able to find the newest innovations in farm machinery, livestock equipment, and agri-business services.
However, this year’s MATE Show will also offer attendees a trip back down memory lane by way of … farm toys.
Three Little Big Boys’ Toy Auction will be held in conjunction with the MATE Show as Don Goodman, Bob Adkins, and Malyn Oswald bring their collections of farm toys together to be featured in one auction.
The auction will have more than 310 lots of toys consisting of farm tractors, implements, combines, construction pieces, trucks, trailers, pedal tractors and cars, display cases memorabilia and more.
“We’ll have something for the diehard collectors all the way to sand box toys for kids to play with,” says consigners and collector Bob Adkins.
The toy auction will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday in the small bay of the Montana Pavilion at MetraPark in Billings. All toys will be available for preview on the Thursday and Friday leading up to the auction.
Musser Bros. will manage the sale and will have internet bidding available during the auction. All lots are available for preview online at: www.mbauction.com.