The driving force behind the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association is its members.
Who can join?
Membership is open to anyone interested in steam engines, gasoline engines, tractors and any other form of early agricultural equipment. Ownership of such items is NOT a requirement for membership.
We offer individual and family memberships. The membership year runs from Labor Day to Labor Day, and all membership fees help fund operation of the Association.
Yearly dues are $15 for an individual membership. Upon payment, the member will receive a membership card.
Individual members have full voting rights at all membership meetings. Additional perks include a subscription to the Association newsletter and free admission for the member to the annual Labor Day Weekend show.
A family membership allows both spouses and all children under the age of 18 to be part of the Association. Yearly dues are $20 for a family membership. Upon payment, the members will receive two membership cards.
Family members have full voting rights at all membership meetings. Additional perks include a subscription to the Association newsletter and free admission for the two adult members and their children who are under the age of 18 to the annual Labor Day Weekend show.
Claiming Free Admission to the Annual Show
To receive free admission to the show, simply present a current membership card at the ticket gate. Each member must present a card to gain entry. You MUST enter through the ticket gate. Membership cards are not honored at the exhibitor gate or the reserved parking gate.
Joining the Association
We are unable offer online payment of membership dues at this time.
While our membership year runs from Labor Day to Labor Day, new members are always welcome. You may download an application and apply by mail at any time. You may also apply in person during the Labor Day Weekend show.
Current members should renew their membership in person during the annual Labor Day Weekend show. Alternatively, you may download an application and apply by mail.
A Word to New and Renewing Members
Thank you for becoming a member of the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association.
Your membership offers many opportunities to be directly involved in the work of the Association.
We invite you to attend our membership meetings, which are held on the first Wednesday of the month, February through November. Our annual election meeting takes place in mid December.
We welcome your assistance with Association functions such as Fair Week, Christmas in the Village and our Annual Labor Day Weekend Show. Because we value your input, we ask you to consider sitting on one of our committees, or holding a board position.
Ladies are invited to participate in the Sisters of Steam, our women’s group, which meets on the third Thursday of the month.
If you participate in any traditional and/or historic handicraft, we would be happy to give you the opportunity to present and sell your craft in Antique Village.
Here is some basic information you should know before signing up as a vendor:
We encourage you to present a clean environment.
We ask that you be open for every event during the hours of that event. If you cannot be there, we ask that you arrange for someone to take your place.
In keeping with our wish to educate our visitors, we encourage demonstrations of your craft whenever possible.
It is the policy of the Association that a percentage from each shop is paid in a timely manner to the Association treasurer. All revenue from these agreed upon percentages go for Association expenses
The Association covers the liability insurance within the Village, but as individual shop managers, we encourage you to carry insurance on your own inventory. You are also responsible for all permits and tax requirements.
Please present your art or craft to the selection committee (the Visiting Vendor Review Committee) for approval. In keeping with our mission to preserve our past heritage, we ask that non-traditional items not be presented.
Booth space will be 10 X 10 and the cost will vary by the event.
We ask that your booth space be clean and inviting, and if possible, we ask that you demonstrate your art to help educate others.
You will be responsible for signs, insurance taxes and permits if necessary for your product.
The vendor agrees to defend and hold harmless the Association for any damage or loss.