The largest vintage-tractor auction returns to the Quad Cities!

Mecum Auctions’ Gone Farmin’ 2018 Iowa Premier takes place this Thursday Nov 8 through Saturday Nov 10 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds (2815 W Locust St. Davenport).

With more than 500 vintage tractors and 800 signs and farm relics consigned from across the United States, there’s sure to be something for everyone!

Here is this year’s auction schedule:

Thursday Nov 8

10 a.m.                             Tractors

1 p.m.                               Engines

2 p.m.                               Wagons

2:30 p.m.                          Signs & Farm Relics


Friday Nov 9

9 a.m.                               Tractors

2 p.m.                               American Advertising Auction/Signs & Farm Relics

7-10 p.m.                         Customer Appreciate Reception (Hilton Garden Inn, 959 Middle Rd. Bettendorf)


Saturday Nov 10

9 a.m.                               Tractors

10:30 – 12:30 p.m.         RFD-TV Live Broadcast Coverage

(Times are approximate. Events will follow immediately after the tractors.)


A 1948 Farmall H provided by Gone Farmin’ will be restored by JC Tractor Restoration and then offered as Lot S25 at the 2018 Iowa Premier.


Proceeds from the sell will benefit Curing Kids Cancer, an organization focused on funding innovative research and treatments to find cures for all childhood cancers in our lifetime. Curing Kids Cancer and Mecum Auctions have partnered to raise more than $4 million towards this goal since 2012. For more information, visit

General admission is $10 per person, per day. Children 12 and under are free. Purchase your tickets today at

For more information on the 2018 Iowa Premier, visit

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