Annual Show

Annual Show 2013

From its humble beginnings in 1976, our annual Labor Day Weekend show has grown into one of the best events in the region.  Exhibitors come from near and far, bringing an ever-changing display of tractors, gas engines and vintage farm equipment.

SHOW DATES

The 40th Anniversary Reunion and Show will be held September 4-7, 2015.

LOCATION

The show is held at the U.P. State Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 2 & 41, Escanaba, Michigan

ADMISSION

The gate charge is $5 per person per day.  Exhibitors and children under 14 are admitted free.  $10 weekend wristbands are also.

HOURS

Friday, September 4 (preview day):  Noon – 5 PM
Saturday, September 5: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, September 6: 9 AM – 5 PM
Monday, September 7: 9 AM – 4 PM

REUNION

During this special anniversary show we’ll be honoring our founding members and remembering those who have passed.  If you’ve ever been a member of the Association, we’d like to extend a special invitation to our 2015 show.

FEATURED EQUIPMENT & DISPLAYS

This year we’re featuring equipment that was exhibited during the early years of our show.    There will also be special displays tracing the history of the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association.

EQUIPMENT DEMONSTRATIONS

During the show there are threshing and hay baling demonstrations on the Activities Field.  Rock crusher, drag saw, shingle mill and steam-powered saw mill demonstrations are held in Antique Village.  The Tractor Parade starts at 1 PM and the Engine Crank-Up starts at 2 PM.

ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS

We’re more than just a tractor show.  Your gate fee also gets you access to the following:

Agricultural Museum: Tour an eclectic collection of antiques and artifacts.

Antique Village: A variety of shops and working displays offer insight into the past, with an emphasis on regional history.  Local artisans demonstrate traditional handicrafts and many of their creations are available for purchase.

Antique Autos Car Show: An informal gathering focusing on truly vintage vehicles (1900-1935, stock only please).

Flea Market: Dozens of vendors offer a wide variety of items for sale.

Knife and Gun Show: Browse a high quality selection of firearms and military memorabilia.

WApHC Fall Rendzevous Horse Show and WApHC UPHA Open Show:  These horse shows are sponsored by the Wisconsin Appaloosa Horse Club and sanctioned by the Upper Peninsula Horseman’s Association.  For information and Show Bills, visit http://waphc.org

PURPOSE

While we hope that you enjoy our show, our purpose is not simply to entertain you.  As part of our efforts to preserve our past heritage, we strive to educate current generations about the machinery our forefathers used.  While attending our show, if there is anything you don’t understand about the exhibits, please ask.  Club members, exhibitors and artisans are happy to answer your questions.

For more information contact 

Robert Willis
4880 11.5 Road
Escanaba, Michigan 49829
(906) 789-1257
Email: robwillis@charter.net