Antique Tractor & Steam Engine Club’s 37th show starts today

News File Photo by Julie Riddle In this photo from the 2019 Alpena Antique Tractor & Steam Engine Club show, a 1909 Robinson Steam Engine, fueled by wood and one of only five of its kind known to exist, leads the parade.

ALPENA — The grounds at 6850 French Road will be crawling with antique tractors this weekend, starting at 9 a.m. today.

This weekend is the 37th Annual Antique Tractor & Steam Engine Show, which is held every year on the second weekend in August.

According to the club’s website, “All activities will be subject to State of Michigan COVID restrictions. Please practice social distancing.”

A post on the club’s Facebook page on Wednesday reminded people that the show starts today.

The show will feature free admission and all tractors of the 1960s. There will be antique tractors, steam engines and gas engines, daily demonstrations of sawmill, threshing, shingle mill, hay press, concrete block making, rock crusher, and more.

A flea market will be held daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Primitive camping is $10 per night on a first-come, first-served basis. Food concessions will be available on grounds.

A tractor parade will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Also on Sunday will be a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. until sold out.

There will not be live music this year at the show.

For more information, visit the Antique Tractor and Steam Engine Club on Facebook, email alpenatractor@gmail.com, or call 989-358-0380.


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