Steam & Gas Round-Up planned

September 04, 2005

Mason Dixon Historical Society Inc. will hold its 43rd annual Steam & Gas Round-Up from 7 a.m. to dusk Friday, Saturday and Sept. 11 at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St. in Westminster.

In addition to equipment and vehicle displays, there will be demonstrations of traditional farm activities. Allis-Chalmers equipment will be featured.

Activities include:

Friday, Saturday and next 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 next Sunday:

Noon: Noon whistle.

12:15 p.m.: Music by Lone Mountain on Saturday and Bob Plunkert & Real Country on Sunday.

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

2 p.m.: Parade of Allis-Chalmers equipment.

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

Sunday:

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

The flea market will feature stands selling items including glassware and tools. Food will be available.

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

Information: 410-386-3880 or 800-654-4645.

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