The two-day event, which takes place this weekend, will feature a tractor pull, sawmill demonstrations, church services, gospel sings and a book signing by author William Winebreener. Dozens of exhibitors also will attend to showcase their engines to more than 10,000 visitors who take part in the festivities.
The show has been noted as one of the Top 20 tourist attractions in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society which covers festivals and events throught Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennesee, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
And this year’s schedule of events is sure to have plenty of entertainment for all who visit.
On Saturday, May 1, the show will open at 9 a.m., with the antique tractor pull slated at 1 p.m. Taking place on Sunday will be church services at 9 a.m. in the log church cabin with guest speaker Larry Powell. The gospel sing will kick off at 1:30 p.m. featuring the Narrow Way Singers, Covered by Love, New Song and The Singing Shafers.
During both days, sawmill demonstrations will take place, and both the Country Store and the Country Kitchen will be open with plenty of goods and delicious foods. Arts and crafts also will be sold throughout the weekend at the museum.
The show will close at 5 p.m. each day.
This is just the first event of the 2010 season for the West Virginia State Farm Museum. During the summer months, three antique tractor pulls are scheduled, with one taking place during the Mason County Fair in August. Another Antique Gas and Steam Engine Show will take place during the Country Fall Festival October 2-3.
Other events occuring on the grounds of the farm museum will be the third annual Fall Gospel Jubilee Sept. 5-6, and the Christmas Light Show and Drive Thru during Dec. 10-20.
For more information about the farm museum or the upcoming show, contact Executive Director Lloyd Akers at 304-675-5737.