Eastern Shore Threshermen’s Show to be held Aug. 5-7
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.
A 1946 tractor owned by William Short Jr. of Vienna participates in the parade of equipment at the 2015 Threshermen’s Show.
A 1971 tractor owned by Erick Windsor of East New Market participates in the parade of equipment at the 2015 Threshermen’s Show.