Thresh­er­men’s Show held near Federalsburg

Times-Record - - NEWS - By CHRIS POLK cpolk@star­dem.com Follow me on Twit­ter @chrisp_s­tar­dem. Email me at cpolk@star­dem.com.

— 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.

PHOTO BY CHRIS POLK

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.

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