Sussex's Antique Power Show to Rev Up this Weekend
For the 54th annual show, the Antique Power Association plans a huge event at Sussex Village Park over the weekend.
Take a step back in time this weekend at the 54th annual Threshing Bee and Antique Engine Show at Sussex Village Park.
The massive yearly event, put on by the Sussex Antique Power Association, draws more than 4,000 people eager to check out the interesting steam-powered farming equipment of the 1920s. With more than 300 exhibits and machines to look at, the event spans over two days for Sussex-area families to enjoy.
The show runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the park, but there’s more to do than peruse old farm equipment. The organization is bringing in vendors with arts and crafts, antiques and food. From homemade ice cream to farm-style meals, residents can eat like they’re back home on the farm.
The event is $5 for everyone 12-years-old or older. Otherwise, the event if free for kids.
Some of the activities scheduled at the Threshing Bee include:
- Parade – Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.
- Kids Straw Pile Dive – Both days following the parade
- Spark Show - Saturday at dusk
- Raffle Drawing – Sunday, 4 p.m.
- Wagon Rides Around Village Park
On Saturday night around dusk, group organizers will have a special treat for attendees. They plan to fire up a 1908 Eclipse Steam traction engine and create a "spark show," something you don't see every day.
All proceeds from the event go toward maintaining the steam museum, as well as infrastructure improvements to Sussex Village Park. Any additional proceeds finance the production of the show.
Have you ever been to the annual show? Tell us your favorite part in the comments!