Steam engine enthusiasts to gather in Portersville, Pa.


PORTERSVILLE, Pa. - The Portersville Steam Engine and Old Equipment Association will present its annual steam and antique power show July 31 through Aug. 3, rain or shine, at the Portersville show grounds.

Activities will begin at 9 a.m. daily. Demonstrations of steam powered saw milling, threshing, baling and well drilling will remind visitors of early days in agricultural America.

Highlights. This show will feature and highlight all Ford, Fordson, and Ferguson tractors and equipment.

Also on display and operational will be flywheel engines, oil field equipment, farm tractors, antique cars and trucks. Sunday will feature classic and street rod autos.

A special presentation will be that of a Civil War re-enactment group, the 19th Ohio Artillery Regiment. The group will be dressed in Civil War attire with period equipment and encampment. They will be firing cannons and mortar periodically Saturday and Sunday.

For the family. Children’s activities include train rides, operating model trains, and pedal tractor pulling contests. Pedal pulls begin at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Also of interest will be crafts, displays and a large flea market.

In the old time village is an operating print shop, blacksmith shop, trading post, decorated log home, ice cream parlor, old gas station, 1880s machine shop, and many other unique items.

A parade of steam engines, tractors, and equipment will be held daily at mid afternoon.

Evening events include: Garden tractor pulls, July 31; large tractor “double tree” pulls, Aug. 1; and “King of the Mountain” pulls, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m.

The Tamarack Lake Cloggers will perform Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. and the Jack Moffatt Band will accompany square dancing Friday and Saturday evenings from 8-11 p.m.

A gospel concert will be presented Aug. 3 at 9 a.m. by Dan Schall.

Food will be available daily from the steam show kitchen. Parking is free. Admission is $4 for adults, and kids under 12 are admitted free.


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