Threshermen’s Show opens Friday
AMERICAN CORNER — The Eastern Shore Threshermen and Collectors Association Inc. will hold its 57th annual Wheat Threshing, Steam and Gas Engine Show Aug. 4, 5 and 6 at the showgrounds located on Route 313 between Denton and Federalsburg. The show opens at 10 a.m. each day. Admission and parking are free.
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 parade of all equipment will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on 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 over 125 dealers.
Friday evening will feature the classic country music sounds of Country Express. Flatland Drive will perform bluegrass music on Saturday evening. Both shows are sponsored by Towers Concrete. Sunday will feature music at 5 p.m. All shows are free. There will also be church services Sunday morning at 9 a.m.
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 our grandparents farmed and old-timers can reminisce of the good old days. For more information call 410-673-2414, 410-7548422 or visit our website at: www.threshermen.org. GPS address: 5806 Federalsburg Hwy., Federalsburg, MD.
There will be plenty of good food with fried chicken dinners, crab cakes, hamburgers and hot dogs.
Youngsters take a ride on a 1921 18 horse power Huber steam engine owned by Wilber Engle of Preston at the 2016 Eastern Shore Threshermen’s Show.