FEDERALSBURG — The Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Assoc., Inc. will be holding their 56th annual Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show August 5, 6, 7, 2016 at their showgrounds located on Rt. 313 between Denton and Federalsburg, Maryland. The show features free admission and free parking and opens at 10 AM each day.
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 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4:00 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. There will be plenty of good food with fried chicken dinners, crab cakes, hamburgers and hot dogs.
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 5:00. All shows are free. There will also be church services Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.
Exhibitors of antique tractors and steam engines can test their driving skills in the tractor games where they will be competing for trophies. Games will be held Friday and Saturday following the parades at 5 PM.
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, 410-754-8422 or visit our website at: www.threshermen.org. GPS address: 5806 Federalsburg Hwy., Federalsburg, MD.