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  • Steam engine show to showcase living history demonstrations

  • Steam engine show to showcase living history demonstrations
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  • The Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association has a long history of showing individuals the workings of a turn-of-the-century farm. According to the MRVSEA website, there is no where else an individual can find so much in one place where the entire family can enjoy early American agriculture demonstrations. The event will be held at the Brady Showgrounds at the I-70 Overton-Wooldridge exit on September 5-8.
    The MRVSEA 'Back to the Farm' demonstrations include threshing with steam and gas, field demonstrations with tractors and horses, lumber sawing, straw baling with stationary baler, making molasses, antique engines, corn husking, rock crushing, blacksmithing.
    Other activities include live music, tours of the Brady family home, historical life skills demonstrations, quilting and craft demonstrations and an assortment of classic cars and trucks.
    A flea market, kids train, petting zoo, general store and food concessions will also be available during the show.
    The Parade of Power will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 1 p.m. Many more events are currently planned during the show.
    Gates open daily at 8 a.m. Admission is $10 for a wrist band which is good for all four days. Sunday's admission is $5. Children under 12 will be admitted free. Exhibitors get in free as well. Thursday, September 5 is Senior Citizens Day, which allows individuals 62 and over to pay half the price of a regular admission.
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