The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


July 4, 2007

Antique Engine Club gears up for big show

WAYNE TOWNSHIP - - The Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club will host it's 26th annual show July 6 through 8 at the club's grounds, 4026 Route 322.

Garden tractors and Pennsylvania-built engines will be featured. This show is ranked as one of the best shows/festivals in Ashtabula County as well as one of the best engine shows nationwide. The club has proven over the last 25 years that it's shows are fun, entertaining and interesting. First-time visitors leave in awe after discovering all the club has to offer.

The July show is the club's biggest event running a full three days. It is a packed weekend full of plenty of activities. The show is a continuous display of tractors, gas engines, antique cars and trucks, working demonstrations of blacksmithing, wood carving, shingle making, plus there is a running sawmill and a flour mill run by a Case steam engine. The show offers crafts, a large flea market, parades, tractor pulls, music and much more.

Friday begins with a pancake breakfast made by the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department or biscuits and gravy made by the club's kitchen staff. Friday also will be senior citizen day with reduced gate donations for those 60 and older. Admittance to the show is only $2 for seniors.

Activities are planned Friday afternoon for all youth 16 and under. The club will serve a Dinner Bell Supper starting at 4:30 p.m. and will continue serving until sold out. At 7 p.m. there will be a concert of country, bluegrass and gospel music by Chuck Thorpe and Friends.

Saturday begins with breakfast again. The day's line-up includes a kiddy pedal tractor pull for all children ages 8 and under, a parade at 1 p.m., followed by an antique tractor pull. Next up is the annual FFA pie auction at 4:30 p.m. There are two contests for adults, a skillet throw for the ladies and a wrench throw for the gentleman which usually gets underway at about 5 p.m.

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