Steam & Gas Round-Up set in Carroll Co.

September 01, 2002

The Mason Dixon Historical Society Inc. will hold its 40th annual Steam & Gas Round-Up from 7 a.m. to dusk Friday, Saturday and next Sunday at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster.

The event will include antique steam and gas engines, farm machinery, antique cars, and working demonstrations of old-time farm activities. Featured this year will be Sheppard Diesel equipment.

The schedule of activities is:

Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

10 a.m.: Raising of the flag and opening ceremony.

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Kitchen open for breakfast.

11 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Lunch and dinner.

All day: Grain threshing, lumber sawing, corn shredding, straw baling, shingle making, blacksmithing, small-engine displays, crafts, flea market, tractor displays and equipment, raffle tractor, slow tractor race (near sawmill).

Friday:

1 p.m.: Consignment sale and auction.

Saturday and Sunday:

Noon: Noon whistle.

1 p.m.: Parade of antique cars and trucks.

1:30 p.m.: Threshing and baling.

2 p.m.: Parade of Sheppard Diesel tractors.

3:15 p.m.: Children's pedal pull.

4 p.m.: Parade of steam engines and tractors.

Sunday:

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Worship services.

Noon to 4 p.m.: Bob Plunkert & Real Country.

A flea market and craft show will be held on the grounds.

Tours of the farmhouse, the Living History Center, exhibit buildings and the new gift shop (in the basement of the Mearing Barn) will be available and open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

The Farm Museum is at 500 S. Center St. Information: 410- 848-7775 or 410-876-2667.

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