The Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors will host their 61st annual Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show this weekend -- Aug. 6-8 -- at their showgrounds located on Route 313 between Denton and Federalsburg.
The show features free admission and free parking, and opens at 10 a.m. each day. The show this year is celebrating 61 years of wholesome, family fun.
This year marks the 60th birthday of “Smokey Joe,” the famous miniature steam train. Built in 1961 by the Crown Metal Products Co. of Pennsylvania, the model of steam trains was popularly used in amusement parks.
The Threshermen purchased the train in 1972, hauled it from its previous home in Florida, and had the miniature track laid and the train ready to run by that year’s show. “Smokey Joe” is a replica of the Civil War era “General” locomotive.
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 Friday and Saturday, and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
There will be plenty of good food with fried chicken dinners, hamburgers and hot dogs.
There will be something for everyone in the large flea market with more than 125 dealers.
Friday evening will feature the classic country music sounds of Country Express and Flatland Drive. They will perform bluegrass music on Saturday evening. Sunday will feature music at 5 p.m. All shows are free.
There will also be church services Sunday morning at 9 featuring Janie and Mike Eskow. with music by Rowdy Harrison.
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 or 410-673-2414.