The 37th annual High Country Crank-Up in Deep Gap, North Carolina, will be held July 28-30, 2016. Gates for the event open up at 9 a.m. at U.S. 421 across the street from Laurel Springs Church. The show will feature many events that are great for the entire family, including a pedal tractor pull for kids, antique engine showcases, homemade ice cream, the annual “Parade of Power” and much more. There will also be barbecue, hamburgers and hot dogs offered by various vendors.
“It’s like a big family reunion,” said Jeff Hodges, a member of Carolina Fly-Wheelers, who is sponsoring the event. “All of this stuff from the early 1900s through 1960 was put out of business by electricity. We like to restore them and show them off so the younger generation can get interested and see what it was like back then.”
The Carolina Fly-Wheelers were formed well before the first Crank-Up show in 1979, with the mission of restoring pieces of machinery and displaying them to the public. Tickets to the Crank-Up are $5 for each day, or $8 for a three-day pass and $6 for a two-day pass. Kids 12 and under get into the event free of charge, and seniors get a special discount on Sunday making their tickets only $3. Exhibitors are free.
Other machinery that can be expected at the Crank-Up includes lawn mowers, garden tractors, washing machines, old farm equipment and much more. For show information contact Betty at (828) 264-4977.