Monday, August 1, 2011

Steam Engine Show, Holmes County Ohio

Capturing the spirit of centuries past, the public will again be offered the experience of celebrating a by-gone era at the August 4, 5, and 6, 2011 Holmes County Ohio Steam and Engine Association's 19th Annual Summer Show, taking place at the Mt. Hope, Ohio auction barn property.

Fun for the entire family, the three-day event will include contests for adults and children; such demonstractions as chain saw art, threshing, horse and pony pulls, horseshoe contest and lots of action from steam engines that will power a sawmill and threshing machine, and much, much more.  Over 130 tractors will be on display.

With over 400 members, the Holmes County Steam and Engine Association is dedicated to the preservation of antique farm equipment as well as teaching early farming methods to younger generations.  Young and old are captured by the chug-chug of these early "work horses" that preceded the gas combustion engine.  The gasoline engine was introduced from the mid 1800's to the early 1900's. 

The Minneapolis Moline tractor will be one of the main features of the 2011 show, and the Fairbanks Morse will be the featured smaller engine.  Paul and Loretta Coblentz, owners of the Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, located only seven miles from Mt. Hope, have found this show to offer an exceptional experience for family, friends, and guests.

Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
August 1, 2011

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