President, R. D. #2, Spring Mills, Pennsylvania 16875
It may take forever sometimes to realize a life’s dream-but
in Central Pennsylvania that dream became a reality and more in
only one year.
Last year, in January, a new organization was formed, called the
‘Nittany Antique Machinery Association.’
This association decided to put on a show. In September, the
organization held their first show on the grounds at Penn’s
Cave, near Centre Hall, Pennsylvania.
At their very first discussion about the event the fellows
decided that they may expect a total of 4,000 for
their first show effort. Gazooks!….. 5,000 attended by the
second day on September 6. And the estimated crowd for Sunday,
September 7, was 12,000!
The fellows really came up with a gigantic first show effort. So
successful was their effort that they have had a book written and
are going to print and sell the resulting work at this year’s
Second year efforts and production will take place on September
10, 11 and 12 of this year. Again at Penn’s Cave, Centre Hall,
There should be no difficulty in finding the location as it is
15 miles east of State College, off Route 192. And look for a long
line of cars-they hope.
You can see shingle making, threshing, corn meal production,
apple butter making, a steam engine race and more.
The organization has purchased its own ice cream freezers and
plan to sell their own homemade product at this year’s show.
The freezers will be powered by a steam engine.
Vital statistics: Camper parking is available. Food on premises,
served by local organizations. Picnic facilities available.
Admission is by donation.
Make plans to visit our show this coming year – and stay to
enjoy all three days. It will be time well spent.