For more than half a century, Rush County has hosted members and visitors from all over the Midwest and beyond the first week end in August with the Indiana Pioneer Engineers Club Steam Engine Show and Reunion.
The four-day event will be held beginning July 31 and continue through Aug. 3 at Caldwell Pioneer Acres, 3707 South CR 200W. The show grounds are access accessible from Rushville on SR 3 south to CR 350S, east to CR 200W and south a short distance. Signage is in place for the event.
In recent years, a number improvements have been made to the grounds. In 2009, a 100-year-old Kennedy covered bridge was relocated to the grounds and connects the steam grounds and the tractor area. A machine shop is located southwest of the bridge. During the event, various activities will be held including the daily parade of engines. Families in attendance, youngsters will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of games and contests.
A large flea market area will again be a part of the show and many local clubs and organization will also have booths set up. The Knights of Columbus kitchen will be open and provide meals during the event, along with a number of other vendors.
The public is invited to attend this “working museum.”
Entries and participants from throughout the Midwest and all over the country will be in attendance and the $5 wristband is good for the duration of the event.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106.