Motorized farm machinery has been an aid for farmers for many years. The heritage of these machines will be celebrated again when the Loyalsock Valley Antique Farm Machinery Association holds its annual show this weekend, August 1, 2, 3 and 4.
For one weekend every year, the valley goes back in time to share the knowledge of the past and how equipment has evolved from horses to tractors and from steam to gas. This is the 32nd year for the Annual Loyalsock Valley Antique Machinery Association tractor show that is always the first weekend in August.
The featured Tractor this year is Caterpillar, and all track equipment, Sears garden tractors and attachments, and all Pennsylvania built engines. The event will again be held at the Consolidated Sportsman grounds on Rt. 87 in Loyalsockville. This year, along with all the flea markets, food vendors, live entertainment, garden tractor pulls, big tractor pulls, parade of equipment and the always favorite lumberjack event where men and women compete in ax throwing, log rolling, hot chainsaws and more they also will be having a working drag saw, lumber mill, and shingle mill that makes logs into lumber then goes into a planer for the finished product. The drag saw cuts the logs to length to go in the shingle mill and cuts the shingles, then they burn their logo into the shingle and sell them to the public.
Also this year they will be having an in-depth discussion by Kyle Fowler on “Abandoned Coal Mines of Pennsylvania.” It is a detailed discussion about the tools and techniques used to mine coal in Pennsylvania through the ages. Times for the discussion will be announced at the show.
The President of the club Bill MacInnis told Webb Weekly that this is a very educational show, especially for the younger generation. A lot of the members are getting older, and we need the younger generation to take an interest and volunteer some time or join the club to keep it going, or it will become a thing of the past. The first weekend in August is going to be bigger, better, and more exciting than last year. Please come out and share their history and help preserve the past. Admission price is $5 daily or $12 for a weekend pass. Check out their website http://www.lvamassoc.org or on Facebook at Loyalsock Valley Antique Machinery Inc.1 comment