Thursday, May 29, 2014

Doughty Valley Steam Power Show in Ohio Amish Country

Charm, Ohio, has been host to the Doughty Valley Steam and Power Show since 2000, which showcases the rich history of steam-powered engines, saw mills, and other farm equipment. Amish Country visitors and guests staying at The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast in Millersburg, are encouraged to add this one-of-a-kind show to their lists during their visit to Ohio's Amish Country.

In 1698, Thomas Savery discovered the power of steam and patented his first steam engine: an invention that marked the first form of power invented by humans. The fascinating history of steam engines is brought to the future in picturesque Charm, this year during July 24-26, 2014.

Steam engines, sawmills, and even tractors will arrive late Wednesday evening to begin to set up for three days of steam power. These powerful machines show off their function, even holding a "Spark Shower" on Friday and competing in a tug-of-war.

Food will be available throughout the event from a local charity organization. The admission price is $4 per day, and parking is free. The event will be held next to Guggisberg cheese on County Road 557 in Charm.

Rooms fill up during periods of special events.  For a special experience, consider a stay at the award-winning Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast; or for a group of friends or family, consider our group accommodations at Apple Hill. 

Barn Inn and Apple Hill Accommodations

 Loretta Coblentz
May 29, 2014

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