DENTON, Md. — The Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Association will be holding its 61st annual Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show Aug. 6-8 at the showgrounds located on Route 313 between Denton and Federalsburg, Maryland.
The show features free admission and free parking and opens at 10 a.m. each day.
Their miniature steam train, Smokey Joe, was built in 1961 by the Crown Metal Products Company of Pennsylvania, which built real steam trains for amusement parks.
The organization purchased the train in 1972. It was hauled from its previous home in Haines City, Florida to its new home in May of 1972.
This year marks 60 years since it was built, but also marks Smokey Joe’s 50th show at the showgrounds.
There will also 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 p.m. on Aug. 6 and 7 and at 4 p.m. on Aug. 8.
The weekend will also include a large flea market with over 125 dealers.
Aug. 6 will feature the classic country music sounds of Country Express and Flatland Drive will perform bluegrass music on Aug. 7. Aug. 8 will feature music at 5. All shows are free.
There will also be church services Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. featuring Janie and Mike Eskow with music by Rowdy Harrison.
There will be plenty ofood with fried chicken dinners, hamburgers and hot dogs.
Exhibitors of all kinds of antique equipment are welcome. There is no charge to exhibit. All times are subject to weather conditions.
For more information, call 410-754-8422, 410-673-2414 or visit on Facebook. The GPS address is 5806 Federalsburg Highway, Federalsburg, Md.