CANTON - Some dads might spend their Father's Day trying on a new gift shirt or tie or going out to dinner.

But on Sunday, Ralph Perry of Columbia Cross Roads was taking part in a tractor pull with his son, Cody, 7, as part of Seventh Annual Endless Mountains Antique Tractor & Machinery Association show at the Canton Fireman's Field, just south of Canton.

He thought the event made for an "awesome" Dad's Day.

It was "the best," he said.

Another dad, Nolan Chase of Dushore, spent his Father's Day at the show, looking over the many antique tractors on display.

He attended with his daughters, Lyla, 3, who he carried on his shoulders, and Nora, 8. He also brought along his wife, Melissa, and her dad, Larry Bellows of LeRoy.

Chase thought it was a "great" Father's Day activity.

"Anytime I can look at tractors is a good way to spend a day," he commented.

Chase said he is always glad to see old tractors restored. He shudders at the thought of a tractor going to the scrap yard.

Barb Perry, president of the association, said there was "quite a crowd" on Saturday, despite the poor weather that day. The event began on Friday and wrapped up Sunday, which had better weather.

She said people enjoyed the bands "Covert Action" and "Smooth Country" at the show.

And she noted that a lot of food was sold - cheese fries, hot sausage, cheeseburgers, and macaroni salad.

She said that she wanted to thank everyone for coming out to the event, noting that it gets bigger every year.

Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: