Event features farm activities

September 05, 2004

The Mason Dixon Historical Society Inc. will hold its 42nd annual Steam & Gas Round-Up from 7 a.m. to dusk Friday, Saturday and next Sunday at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster.

In addition to equipment and vehicle displays, working demonstrations of traditional farm activities will be presented. International Harvester equipment will be featured.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

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

10 a.m.: Flag raising and opening ceremony.

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

All day: Lumber sawing, corn shredding, corn husk baling, shingle making, blacksmithing, small engine displays, crafts, flea market, tractor displays and equipment, raffle, slow tractor race (near sawmill), children's pedal pull.

Friday:

1 p.m.: Consignment sale and auction.

Saturday and Sunday

Noon: Noon whistle.

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

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

Country music.

Next Sunday:

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

The flea market features many vendor stands for treasures, from glassware to tools. A variety of food will be available.

The farmhouse, Living History Center, exhibit buildings and Museum Gift Shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

Information: 410-848-7775, 410-876-2667 or 800-654-4645.

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