Annual Old Engine & Tractor Show

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2018 Schedule of Events:


APRIL
21 - Antique Tractor Pull, 10am.
28 - Garden Tractor Pulls, 10am & 1pm.

MAY
19 - Garden Tractor Pulls, 10am & 1pm.
25&26 - Annual Swap Meet, 9am-5pm.
26 - Antique Tractor Pull, 10am.

JUNE
23 - Antique Tractor Pull, 10am.
30 - Garden Tractor Pulls, 10am & 1pm.

JULY
21 - Garden Tractor Pulls, 10am & 1pm.
28 - Antique Tractor Pull, 10am.

AUGUST
2 - Annual Old Engine & Tractor Show (see schedule below)
11 - Antique Tractor Pull, 10am.
25 - Garden Tractor Pulls, 10am & 1pm.

SEPTEMBER
22 - Garden Tractor Pulls, 10am & 1pm.
29 - Antique Tractor Pull, 10am.

OCTOBER
13 - Antique Tractor Pull, 10am.
20 - Garden Tractor Pulls, 10am & 1pm.

The Western Michigan Old Engine Club was formed on February 10, 1974 in Riverton Township. Located between Scottville and Ludington, MI, 21 people gathered for the first meeting.

Members of the club are interested in restoring and running old gas hit and miss engines, steam engines, or other antique equipment. Originally, the collection was exhibited at the Fred Donohue's farm south of Ludington. When the collection became too large for the farm it was moved to Mason County's Historic White Pine Village.

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The collection soon outgrew this location as well. In 1990, the Western Michigan Engine Club was moved to its permanent location on 22 acres at Riverside Park in Scottville, Michigan. A pavilion was built at this location and the club hosts its annual show on the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of August.

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Since many of the present members of the Old Engine Club are aging, they're looking for younger members to join to keep the club going. You don't have have to own a tractor, engine or machinery...just have an interest in what the club is about.

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Annual Old Engine Club Show


Held the first weekend of August (August 2-5, 2018) at Scottville's Riverside Park, the Old Engine Club Show has been an annual event for 45 years. It's so popular that many of the participants bring their tractors over on the S.S. Badger carferry to Ludington and caravan the back roads to Scottville.

Refreshments and food are available.

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There are different events each day during the show. Here is what usually occurs:


Thursday
Garden Tractor Dead Boat Pull

Friday
Antique Tractor Dead Boat Pull

Saturday
Doodle Bug Dead Boat Pull
Kids Day featuring a Garden Tractor Pull for Kids, along with a Pedal Tractor Pull, Valve Cover Racers, Scavenger Hunt and Bird House Building
Garden Tractor Transfer Sled Pull

Sunday
Antique Tractor Dead Boat Pull

Daily events:
Tractor Parades
Flea Market and W.M.O.E.C. Yard Sale

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Old Engine Club Show Attractions & Exhibits

  • Stationary Gasoline Engines
  • American LeFrance Fire Truck
  • Kahlenberg Engine
  • Shingle Mill & Branding
  • Threshing and Baling
  • Antique Tractors
  • Corn Shelling & Grinding
  • Franklin Engine
  • Dowel Machine
  • Machine Shop
  • A Working Saw Mill with Buzz Saw, Drag Saw and Planer
  • and Much More!


For more information, see www.oldengineclub.org.

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