Tractors fill grounds for vintage club's steam, engine show
CALUMETVILLE – Exhibitors, vendors, and attendees at the R.S. Vintage Steel Club's 29th annual steam and gas engine show shared an usually warm late summer day followed by a day with a refreshing cool westerly breeze for the event on the weekend of Sept. 16-17.
While Massey Harris was the year's featured tractor and antique farm equipment brand name, well over 100 other tractors – many of very familiar brands and a few that are not very well known – filled a portion of the grounds on the border of Fond du Lac and Calumet counties a mile from the east shore of Lake Winnebago.
Among the weekend's demonstration attractions were the threshing of shocks of winter wheat, a rock crusher, a saw mill, a shingle mill, and a blacksmith shop along with displays of toy tractors and numerous gas engines, flea markets, and an opportunity for “primitive camping.”
Saturday evening attendees enjoyed the entertainment provided by guitarist and vocalist Gary Cross of Waupun. An early afternoon tractorade was organized on both days.