The Cumberland Valley Antique Engine & Machinery Association presents an annual summertime steam and gas show known as “the Massey Exposition of North America.” On Friday, Aug. 7, the tradition will continue with the 2015 Massey Exposition of North America and the 33rd Steam and Gas Show.
This annual event allows visitors see steam-power in person, in action, and at work. In addition, the weekend-long activities offer a free, fun, and festive summertime outing and experience that has grown into an annual community-wide tradition.
A vast variety of vendors and delicious food will make up the scene in a large flea market setup. Numerous craft vendors will offer an array of original goods and products to check out, and ongoing daily entertainment will keep everyone interested. From kiddie pulls and other child-friendly activities, to tractor pulls and vast displays of tractors, engines, and other equipment, this truly is a versatile community event. Ongoing blacksmith, sawmill, and stone crushing demonstrations will also take place in addition to a daily tractor parade.
The fun officially starts Friday afternoon beginning at 4p.m., but some visitors start arriving as early as 7 a.m. that morning. There will be live Bluegrass music from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to get everyone hopping and in the mood for a fun and festive weekend. In fact, many people like to make it a weekend-long outing with nearby camping at Twin Bridge Camp Grounds.
In addition to the ongoing events offered throughout the weekend, certain special events will take place on Saturday, Aug. 8. These events include the “For Fun” Garden Tractor Pull, at 2 p.m., and the Massey-Harris Quilt Auction and Horse Demonstrations. Saturday evening you can kick back and enjoy the sounds of Country and Gospel music along with continued tractor pulls and ongoing diversions.
Sunday events will follow suit, offering all the same ongoing activities and events up through 10 p.m. that evening! So come out and spend a weekend “blowing off steam” with this relaxing pursuit made possible by the Cumberland Valley Antique Engine & Machinery Association
The Cumberland Valley Antique Engine & Machinery Association is part of Friends of Massey Collectors Club, which is now Chapter #5. The show grounds for the festival are located at 1501 Crider’s Church Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201. For directions, information on nearby camping, and all other inquires and contacts, click here. A full listing of the events and times can be found through Friends of Massey.