Hogeye festival to offer wide variety of activities Posted in: Lifestyle Old farm implement collection One of the truly unique exhibits on display at the Hogeye Festival is the old farm implement collection. Franklin Boettcher began this exhibit at Hogeye about five years ago with his implement seats. These iron seats were used with horse-drawn plows during the last half of the 19th century, prior to farmers using tractors for plowing, and he now has accumulated about 220 of them. Boettcher is a member of the Central Texas Old Iron Collectors group, which is part of the national organization. His showpieces at festivals now include old tractors from the 1940s and 50s, plows, and a number of other pieces of old farm equipment. He encourages the public to add to ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!