Rt. 5, Box 375, Boone, North Carolina 28607
The tenth annual Autumn Leaves Crank-Up was held on October 6, 7, and 8 in Boone, North Carolina. There were 154 registered exhibitors including 240 engines, 26 models, five tractors, one W-power unit, two portable steam engines, and one traction engine. There were also lots of antique tools, toys, grist mills, some hot air engines, and pottery was made. Also on display were apple peelers, plus apple cider and corn meal being made. Nine states were represented at this year's show with one family traveling 571 miles to attend. On Sunday 58 people attended the worship service.
A new attraction featured at this year's show was an engine-related auction with 67 registered bidders taking part.
There are 35 members in the Carolina Fly Wheelers Club.
Please take note of a change in dates and location of the 1990 show. It will be held on July 27, 28 and 29, 1990 at the High Country Fairgrounds in Boone. For those considering attending this year's show, there are many tourist attractions, craft and gift shops, beautiful scenery, and shopping available.
This article is a combined effort of Ruby Bumgarner, Betty Hodges, and Raymond Scholl. Further information may be obtained by contacting Raymond Scholl (704) 297-4406 or Mack Hodges (704)264-2196.