Threshermen’s Show held near Federalsburg
— Visitors from all over the East Coast came out and see how your grandparents farmed and reminisce about the good old days at the 58th annual Wheat Threshing, Steam and Gas Engine Show.
From Friday, Aug. 3, to Sunday Aug. 5, folks enjoyed the 19th and early 20th century ambiance at the Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Association Inc. show grounds on state Route 313 between Denton and Federalsburg.
There were steam traction engines that were used a hundred years ago, antique tractors, gas engines, antique cars and steam models in operation.
Among the demonstrations were wheat threshing, shingle sawing, sawing with miniature and full size sawmills and rock crushing.
Other crafts demonstrated included broom-making, spinning, weaving, basketmaking, blacksmithing and more.
A church service was held Sunday along with a children’s pedal tractor pull.
The parade of the old equipment circled the showgrounds each evening, which was followed by free music shows.
Children of all ages got to ride “Smokey Joe,” a miniature steam train, which is a replica of the Civil War era “General” locomotive.
There also was something for everyone in the large flea market with more than 125 dealers.
A full food concession at the show featured fried chicken dinners, crab cakes, hamburgers, hot dogs and all the sides, with tables in the shade for a leisurely meal.
For more information about the Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Association Inc., visit the association’s Facebook page.
Steam traction engines parade at the 58th annual Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show on Saturday.
Brenda Brasure of Bridgeville, Delaware demonstrates basket-making at the 58th annual Wheat Threshing, Steam and Gas Engine Show on Saturday.
Pat Harvey demonstrates weaving, left and Beth Hansen demonstrates spinning at the 58th annual Wheat Threshing, Steam and Gas Engine Show on Saturday.