Greater Punxsutawney Area

Machinery Festival

August 23, 24 & 25, 2002

show 2001

The Greater Punxsutawney Area Machinery show is returning for it's third year. The show started as a spin-off of the popular Punxsutawney Sesquicentenial Machinery and Auto Exhibition of 2000. Due to the large turnout last year, for the 2002 show, the grounds are being changed. The show will still be at Cook's Five Points Garage, but tractor pull area and the exhibition field will be an all new larger field.

Show includes:

  • Blacksmith demonstrations:Bill Lepley, of Cloe Fabricating Co., will host the Blacksmith Get-together. For more information call (814) 938-5770
    blacksmith


  • Steam equipment: Steam equipment is welcome. Sponsored by Punxsutawney Boiler Works, Dennis Heitzenrater. For information call (814) 938-6720
    steam tractor


  • Heavy Equipment and Truck Display: we are looking for old trucks, bulldozers etc.. This event sponsored by Five Points Garage. For more information contact Carl Cook at (814) 938-8690. Trophies given Sunday 4PM

  • Hit & miss engines: contact Bill and Billy Shields at (724) 286-9648
  • Antique tractors and farm equipment: contact Bill Shields at (724) 286-9648. Trophies given Sunday 4PM tractor
  • Unusual Collections of Whatever! any interesting machinery! contact Bill and Billy Shields at (724) 286-9648whisle collection

  • Antique cars and trucks: 1970 and before. The older the better! Trophies given Saturday 4PM.
  • Antique fire equipment: cars, trucks and fire equip. sponsored by Marc Weimer (814) 938-2782 or e-mail at mweimer@penn.com car show

  • Tractor pull: again this year, we will be having an Antique Tractor Pull. There will probably also be a Farm Tractor pull this year in addition to the Antique pull. This will be held Sunday August 25th. -- Registration is at 9:00AM and Pull starts at 10:00AM. tractor pull Catagories will be:
    1. before 1960
    2. Open catagory
    Contact Ted Rake, RD#3, Box 150, Punxsutawney, PA 15767 or call (814) 427-2358. Kevin Miller: (814)583-7850. or Boyd Wachob (814)427-2311

  • Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull: Saturday and Sunday at 1:00PM. Ages 3-10 For the Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull contact Dave Daugherty at (814) 427-2858

  • Chicken Bar-B-Que : by the Perry Township Fire Company. They will also provide the Public Address System and Water for the Steam and Engine displays.
  • Flea Market
  • Food Concession: electric available
  • Local Farm Market:
  • Primitive Camping available on the grounds for exhibitors and the public. A nightly campfire is planned. steam traction engine
    Steam traction engine from the 2000 show.

    steam drillSteam drill from 2000 show.

    Prizes:

    Souvenir Dash Plaques to the first 100 pre-registered exhibitors
    Others to be announced

    Location:

    Cook's Antiques at 5 Points Garage. RD.#4 Punxsutawney.
    From Punxsutawney, drive Rt.36 north to Rt.536. Turn left and drive approximately 5 miles through the town of Frostburg. About 2 miles past Frostburg, turn left towards Hamilton. Approximately two miles down the road to Hamilton, Cook's Five Point Garage is on the left. There will be plenty of signs marking the event. Map to event and other information available here, soon.......

    When:

    Prices:

    fire engineHorse drawn fire engine from the 2000 show.

    Any Questions? You can reach me by e-mail at: mweimer@penn.com

    Scenes from 2001 show:

    2001 show 2001 show tractor

    Ed Stewart's home made traction engine made with old hit & miss engine.


    motor bike


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