Old engine show begins Thursday. 

August 1, 2022

Members cut grain recently on land farmed by Thurow Farms.

Old engine show begins Thursday. 

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

SCOTTVILLE — The 48th Western Michigan Old Engine Club’s Old Engine and Tractor Show begins on Thursday Aug 4 and will continue through Sunday, Aug. 7. Recently, some of the club members gathered on a field farmed by Thurow Farms in Eden Township to cut grain in preparation for the show. The grain is used as part of threshing and bailing demonstrations. 

The club’s grounds are located in the southeast corner of Riverside Park. The schedule is: 

  • Thursday, Aug. 4, 9 am. to 5 p.m. 
  • Friday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Aug. 6, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Sunday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (limited displays).

Kids’ Day is Saturday.

Daily admission is $7 for ages 13 and over. Kids ages 12 and younger are free. Thursday is seniors’ day with people ages 65 and older admitted for $5. 

Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is kids’ day and features a pedal tractor pull, valve cover races, scavenger hunt, bird house building and other activities. 

Daily attractions and exhibits include antique tractors and equipment, antique lawn and garden tractors, stationary engines, a 1925 American LaFrance fire truck, a Kahlenberg engine, a Fair Banks-Morse “Z” engine, running saw mill with buzz saw, shingle mill and branding, threshing and bailing demonstrations, antique machine shop, Cooper-Bessemer engine, Franklin Valveless engine, corn shelling and grinding demonstrations, dowel making machine, blacksmith shop, drag saw and planer and Wilford power shovel. 

Other events include: 

  • Horse pull, Friday, 5 p.m. 
  • Garden tractor pull, Saturday, noon
  • Antique tractor transfer sled pull, Saturday, 6 p.m.
  • Antique tractor pull, Sunday, 10 a.m. 

The old engine show is held in conjunction with the Scottville 10 & 31 Celebration which features an antique car show in downtown Scottville Saturday morning. 

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