Preparing for the old engine show.

July 23, 2015

western_michigan_old_engine_club_grainRIVERTON TOWNSHIP — Members of the Western Michigan Old Engine Club were at Thurow Farms Wednesday to cut grain to be used at next week’s show at Scottville Riverside Park. The members use antique machinery to cut and collect the grain and then bring it to the park where it will be used in threshing demonstrations.

The show begins Thursday, July 30 and continues through Sunday, Aug. 2. Highlighted events include kids day on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring a kids’ garden tractor pull, pedal tractor pull, valve cover races, scavenger hunt and bird house building.

The 42nd annual show also features daily tractor pulls, a blacksmith and machine shop, Franklin engine, dowel machine, stationary gasoline engines, American LaFrance fire truck, shingle mill and branding and of course, antique tractors, among many other activities and exhibits.

Admission is $ for adults; kids ages 12 and under are free. Senior day is Thursday, with anyone age 65 or older admitted for $4. Sunday is free.

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