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Regular visitors to MMOGTA events are well aware they can always expect something to be new or different when they join us for a day or a weekend of fun in Oakley. New buildings, new hardware, new decorations, new toys, always something changing at the Showgrounds that has become a second home to many of us during the warm weather months. One feature among our main attractions, however, remains as constant and reliable as the sunrise in the east, and that is, FOOD !

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, we do eat well at MMOGTA. Privileged to have our own well equipped kitchen, staffed with talented, willing workers, we do eat well, and often. Whether it is just a one day tractor pull, a social potluck, or the big show in August, folks know they might go home tired, they might go home dirty, they might even go home wet, but they damn sure won’t go home hungry.

It happens in a variety of formats, during the annual show, food happens at all corners of the grounds, from the campfires in the woods to the concessionaires on the display fields. Bean soup in the kettle, pancakes at the club kitchen, full course breakfasts from the featured brand area, and everything from elephant ears to cotton candy in between.

At the smaller monthly events, we rely on Fran, Michelle, Chad, and others in the club kitchen to provide us with top quality, homemade food from biscuits and gravy in the morning to homemade desserts for the afternoon break, and maybe a chili dog for the ride home. For those of us who work in the announcer’s booth, the high point of the day is not when the seasonal points standings are announced, or the trophies are awarded, that’s all just business. The news that brings a hush over the crowd is when we announce the list of pie flavors for the day. You can hear clevises and suitcase weights dropping to the ground all around us as those country boys head for the kitchen. Think of the experience like this; it’s like going out to eat at a great restaurant and then having a tractor pull break out. Where’s the downside in that ??

We gathered up a few representative photos for a bit of a diner’s tour at the MMOGTA Showgrounds below. Click individual photos to enlarge, and remember Fran’s motto, “Never trust a skinny cook!”


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