NEW HAVEN – The Maumee Valley Antique Steam & Gas Association 42nd Annual Show will be held AuG. 15-18, at Jefferson Township Park, east of New Haven, between U.S. 30 and U.S. 24 at 1720 Webster Road just north of Dawkins Road.

It is a fun show for the entire family.

They are featuring John Deere, Massey-Harris, Massey Ferguson and Wallis tractors and equipment with a special feature of Wheel Horse garden tractors and all other brands of garden tractors.

All exhibitors of antique tractors, cars and trucks are welcome and will get free admission when registering at the office.

They will be threshing wheat, sawing lumber, plowing with tractors and steam engines.

The 15 ton, 125 HP Buckeye Oil Engine that came from the elevator at Grabill, Indiana and the Chuse stationary steam engine from the Hicksville Handle Factory will also be running.

There will daily demonstrations by the Indiana Chapter of the Maumee Valley Blacksmiths. Everyone will enjoy the flea market, trading post and a large quilt display.

Paulding Putnam Electric will give special demonstrations on Friday at 1 and 3 p.m. on “The Danger of Electricity”.

Children can ride the barrel train, play in the sand box or take a tractor driving lesson. On Saturday, a clown will entertain children, a kiddie tractor pull will be held at 2 p.m. and there will be an exotic animal show at 3 p.m. Parades will be at 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Free hay rides and demonstrations with horses and mules will be on Friday and Saturday. Antique tractor pulls will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday and start at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

For food there will be fish dinners on Friday and chicken and pork steak dinners Saturday served in the pavilion.

There are many other varieties of food vendors on the grounds. Delicious steamed sweet corn will be served all weekend until sold out.

Also featured during the weekend will be live entertainment. Friday night The Jug Huffer Band will perform from 5-7 p.m. and The American Legion Band (Playing Songs of the 60’s) 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Saturday morning will be Applejack Kloggers at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Appalachian Mountain Music from 5–7 p.m. and the Scott Brother’s Band will be playing bluegrass music from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs for these events!

There are steam engine fireworks Friday and Saturday after the entertainment. On Sunday a church service will take place at 9 a.m.

Daily admission is $7 and four-day pass is also available.

Children 12 and under and all exhibitors are free. Exhibitors must register at the office. Free parking for the entire weekend is available.

The 765 Nickel Plate Road Steam Train Museum is having an open house next door Saturday and Sunday.

For questions please contact the president at 260-414-9489. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor call 260-580-5416.

For more information on the tractor pull call 260-223-3879. If you would like to be in the quilt show call 260-580-5285.

For questions about the flea markets and camping call 260-341-4805. If you would like to participate in the trading post call 260-337-5136 or 260-460-0569.

Model show participants can call 419-439-2994. Gas engines and garden tractors can call 419-796-9673 for more information.

More information and a map can be found at www.maumeevalley.org.