Friday, October 07, 2011

Living History Festival & Small Farmers Reunion

The Antique Car, Tractor & Steam Engine Association of Lathrop, MO is hosting a Living History Festival & Small Farmers Reunion this weekend.

A weekend pass is only $3.00.

Wagon Rides
Blacksmith Shop
General Store
Steam Engines
Native American Encampments
Sorghum Making
Butter Churning
Lard Rendering
Gold Panning
Corn Shelling
Well Drilling
Candle Making
Saw Milling

I went out today to get a preview. There was a lot of cool stuff!

EARLY 20TH CENTURY AMERICANA





NATIVE AMERICAN ENCAMPMENTS






AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STEAM POWERED SAW THAT ANYONE COULD JUST TRIP AND FALL RIGHT INTO (WHERE THE FUCK IS OSHA?)




SOME SORT OF STREAM GRAVEL MOVING THING



OLD FIRE TRUCKS




OLD TRACTORS



INCREDIBLY AWESOME STEAM TRACTORS






A COMPLETELY RANDOM SCA (SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANAHRONISM) CAMP









You should go. There are Apple Fritters, Apple Cider, Funnel Cakes and such. Maybe even meat on sticks.

2 comments:

Donna said...

We always go to their regular yearly tractor show. My husband tells me we also went to this particular event at some time or other, but I don't recall the Indians.

Superdave said...

This is a great way to spend a day just looking and checking old things out.

The huge steam tractor show in McLouth KS. The McLouth Threshing Bee is one of the longest running Threshing Bees in the Nation. It's fun and makes a nice day trip as well.