East­ern Shore Thresh­er­men’s Show to be held Aug. 5-7

Dorchester Star - - Regional -

FEDERALSBURG — The East­ern Shore Thresh­er­men and Col­lec­tors As­so­ci­a­tion Inc. will present the 56th an­nual Wheat Thresh­ing, Steam and Gas En­gine Show Aug. 5-7, at the show­grounds on Route 313 be­tween Den­ton and Federalsburg. The show opens at 10 a.m. each day and of­fers free ad­mis­sion and free park­ing.

There will be steam en­gines, antique trac­tors, gas en­gines, antique cars and steam mod­els in op­er­a­tion. Among the demon­stra­tions will be wheat thresh­ing, shin­gle saw­ing, saw­ing with a minia­ture and full size sawmills and rock crush­ing. A daily pa­rade of all equip­ment will be held at 5 p.m. on Fri­day and Satur­day and at 4 p.m. Sun­day. Kids of all ages en­joy rid­ing “Smokey Joe,” a minia­ture steam train, which is a replica of the Civil War era “Gen­eral” lo­co­mo­tive.

There will be some­thing for ev­ery­one in the large flea mar­ket with more than 125 deal­ers.

Fri­day evening will fea­ture the clas­sic coun­try mu­sic sounds of Del­marva Rail­road­ers, and Flat­land Drive will per­form blue­grass mu­sic on Satur­day evening. Sun­day will fea­ture mu­sic at 5 p.m. All shows are free.

Church ser­vices will be held at 9 a.m. Sun­day.

Ex­hibitors of antique trac­tors and steam en­gines can test their driv­ing skills in the trac­tor games where they will com­pete for tro­phies. Games will be held Fri­day and Satur­day fol­low­ing the pa­rades.

Ex­hibitors of all kinds of antique equip­ment are wel­come. There is no charge to ex­hibit. All times are sub­ject to weather con­di­tions.

The pub­lic is in­vited to come out and see how pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions farmed. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 410-673-2414, 410-754-8422 or visit www.thresh­er­men.org.

GPS ad­dress: 5806 Federalsburg High­way, Federalsburg.

There will be plenty of food with fried chicken din­ners, crab cakes, ham­burg­ers and hot dogs.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

A 1946 trac­tor owned by Wil­liam Short Jr. of Vi­enna par­tic­i­pates in the pa­rade of equip­ment at the 2015 Thresh­er­men’s Show.

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