The Stephenson County Antique Engine Club, Inc.
Home of the Stover Line
proudly presents the
43rd Annual OLD-FASHIONED THRESHING SHOW & ANTIQUE DISPLAY
(aka The FREEPORT SHOW)
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday August 3rd, 4th, & 5th 2012
2 Show Features this year are the Henney Homecoming Reunion
, and Oliver Tractors & Equipment
Feature Engines in Gasoline Alley will be Odd Ball & Out of the Ordinary Engines
The Henney display
is being co-sponsored with the Stephenson County Historical Society
and the Henney Chapter of the Proffesional Car Society
, and will feature the 1927 Henney which was in the movie "Get Low" with Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, and Sissy Spacek
, along with lots of other Henney memorabilia from the Henney Buggy Company, and the Henney Motor Company. For more information
, contact Dick Farnsworth at (815)-238-6124 or Dfarns1@msn.com
I believe it is Rick Garnhart that is handling the Oliver display. All it says on the show poster is "Oliver equipment and tractor exhibiters are asked to please pre-register by calling (815)-493-2586
Also, as we have every year, there will be plenty of Horse Power Equipment including the 12 Horse Sweep Powered Case Threshing Machine
along with horse powered baling, drag saw, and treadmills.
Large & Small Steam Engines in operation, plus over 300 gas tractors, Belt Driven Dynanometer, Prony Brake, Sawmill, Barrel Stave Mill, Shingle Mill, Flour Mill, Blacksmith Shop, etc., all running daily. Threshing with Steam Engines and Gas Tractors & Horses. Gas Engines, Farm Machinery & Equipment, Antique Cars & Trucks & Fire Engines, including several Henny & Stephens automobiles built here in Freeport, IL.
(Even More Henney's on display this year with the reunion).
Large display buildings filled with vintage home furnishings, antiques, crafts, old time music, and farm equipment.
Midwest Championship Antique Tractor Pulls
with upwards of 170 tractors competing using 2 mechanical sleds.
Farmers Hitch Class Horse Pulls
Large Flea Market
. For flea market information call (815)-275-6384
SILVER CREEK & STEPHENSON RAILROAD
using 100 year old HEISLER logging Locomotive
offering steam train rides every hour on the hour. Adults $7.00 & Children under 12 $3.00 Cab rides in the Locomotive are also available upon request.
accross from the Railroad, featuring 40 rooms of displays of local history including farming, businesses, railroads, General Store, "One Room School", etc., and a model train room, a "War Room" with special displays, etc., etc., etc.
130 Ton Cooper Corliss Staionary Steam Engine
with 25ft-4inch diameter 60 Ton Flywheel
in operation daily behind the Museum Building.
, Breakfast 7-9a.m., Noon Meal 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m., Plus several food stands at various locations.
Sunday Church Service
, Non-Denominational Service @ 8:30a.m.
on the Fairgrounds.
Restrooms, Showers, and Porta-Pots on the show grounds.
7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Stephenson County Fairgrounds, 1 mile South of Freeport, IL just off of Highway 26 on Fairground Road
. The Railroad and Museum complex is located approximately 1 mile South of the Fairgrounds at the corner of Walnut & Lamm Roads, about 1 mile East off of Highway 26
: Adults $6.00 Children under 12 $3.00
: $15.00 (those prices are copied off of last years listings, and as far as I know they are still accurate.... If not I will try to get them changed on here before the show
For More Information
, call (815)-235-7329 or (815)232-2306 anytime during the year, or call (815)-235-2198 (on the show grounds During the show). Or contact the Freeport/Stephenson County CVB (visitors bureau) @ 1-(800)-369-2955 The Club's mailing address is 2954 S. Walnut Rd., Freeport, IL 61032 or email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions. The Clubs website is www.thefreeportshow.com
and has several links attached to it along with pictures from previous shows.
Please check out the clubs website at www.thefreeportshow.com
for more information on the show and other upcoming events at the Railroad & Museum.
Several Motels & Hotels
in the area. Contact the CVB
@ 1-(800)-369-2955 for more information on them.
See Ya There !
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