CUMBERLAND VALLEY ANTIQUE ENGINE AND MACHINERY ASSOCIATION SHOW


| November/December 1997


This 15th annual show was held August 8, 9, 10, 1997 at Twin Bridge's beautiful permanent showgrounds near Chambersburg, on 30 acres. The club has added seven more acres to the grounds this year.

The club, 200 members strong, plans to have a barn raising next spring, April 25, 26, 1998, and to finish their museum which will house old farming equipment. The barn will be two-story, mortised and pegged. Inside will be stalls intended for use by the local Future Farmers of America.

The club raised funds for these projects by selling food. The total figures of the : venture are amazing this year's sales included 3,500 lbs of french fries, 2 tons of chicken, 400 lbs. of ham, 2,600 hot dogs and 700 lbs of pork!

There is no admission fee charged at the Cumberland Valley show. Exhibitors brought approximately 300 gas engines and 400 tractors to display, and over 150 vendors were signed up for the flea market.



Allis-Chalmers was this year's featured tractor.

Events included a daily parade, threshing, baling, sawmill, shingle making, blacksmith, tractor fun pull and kid die pedal pull, and an auction.














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