Keck-Gonnerman Steam Engine at antique Gas & Steam Engine Show.
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Show
This three-day show is held the last weekend in
September at Carson Park Fairgrounds in Paducah. In the 22 years
since it was started, the show has grown enormously, hosting
exhibits of about 800 restored farm machines, tractors,
automobiles, railroad motor cars, wagons, and stagecoaches. Wheat
is threshed in an antique machine several times a day. An antique
tractor pull is featured on two evenings, a horse and mule pull is
held Saturday afternoon, and there is a parade Saturday and Sunday.
The show is sponsored by the Lone Oak Lions Club, and all proceeds
support Lions charities. Documentation includes written text,
photographs, news clippings, and a program from the 1999 show.
Originally submitted by: Ed Whitfield, Representative (1st District).
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