The Charlton Park Gas & Steam Engine Club hosts its 45th annual Gas & Steam Engine Show on July 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to dusk. Displays of tractors, stationary engines, steam engines, farm machinery, the 1884 Westinghouse Traction Engine and other rare antiques are planned.
A garden tractor pull is Friday. A pancake breakfast, farm tractor pull, kid’s pedal pull and ice cream giveaway and the Park’s Historic Village is staffed with volunteers, all on Saturday.
Look for food vendors, tractor parades, a swap meet, tractor and steam engine games and a flea market on both days; a spark show will be both evenings at dusk. The park’s 1895 Corley Sawmill is in operation during the event.
Registration and camping is still available for vendors and exhibitors. Admission is $6 for those 13 and up, $4 for children five to 12 and free for kids four and under.
Charlton Park is at 2545 South Charlton Park Road. For all the events and times, visit www.charltonpark.org, or Facebook.
Photo: Walt Eavey, of Middleville (upper left) takes part in the 2015 tractor pull at Charlton Park