It’s Time Again for the 44th Annual Threshing and Antique Show

August 2 – 4 at the Stephenson County Fairgrounds, 2250 S. Walnut, Freeport, Illinois

Friday and Saturday: 7 am to 8 pm; Sunday: 7 am to 5 pm. The Stephenson County Antique Engine Club proudly presents this annual event. It offers over 300 antique steam and horse-powered engines and equipment, and gas engines. This year’s feature is Massey. There will be a huge parade daily at 1 pm, a large flea market, a large display building offering home antiques, crafts, demonstrations, and farm miniatures, a Sunday non-denominational church service beginning at 8:30 am, Gasoline Alley (featuring Stover engines), sawmill, and blacksmith shop. A variety of large and small steam engines will be in operation; there will be threshing demonstrations with both steam and gas tractors, and working demonstrations throughout the show grounds. Also ride the Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad antique steam train (Adults: $7; Children Under 12: $3), and visit the Silvercreek Museum (Adults: $3; Children Under 12: Free). Great food is offered including a variety of food stands, plus breakfast from 7 am to 9:30 am and a Noon Dinner from 11 am until 1 pm. A Farmer’s Hitch Class Horse Pull will be offered on Friday at 6:30 pm. A Midwest Championship Antique Tractor Pull will be held on Saturday. On Sunday, there will be a kiddie tractor pull after the parade. Adults: $6; Children under 12: $3; Season Pass: $15; Senior Citizen (60 and above) Day on Friday Only: $10 (includes show admission, train ride and museum tour). (815-235-2198 or 815-235-7329)

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