Steam and Gas Engine
Berryville, VA USA
Our "Shows" page has now been updated featuring the listings of the upcoming Steam and tractor shows for 2013!
Welcome to our "Pageant of
Steam" show page!
The 2013 Steam Show photos are now up on our new 2013 Steam Show pages! Check them out!
Special Events and Information for the Show
* All events are weather permitting, Sorry no refunds or rain checks*
FLEA MARKET VENDORS: contact Ms.
Barbara Heflin at 540-514-5854
Directions: The Steam Show will be held at the Ruritan-Clarke County Show Grounds, located on Business Route 7, 1 mile west of downtown Berryville, VA.
Approximately a 10-minute drive from Winchester, VA, east of Interstate 81, on Route 7.
FOR GPS USERS: The Show Grounds are located at 890 West Main Street, Berryville, VA 22611
Every Day -
Admission Friday & Saturday -- $7 -- (children under 12 free) Sunday Admission is $5.00
No Pets Allowed in the show park
Kid's Barrel Train Ride
Steam and Gas Models
Old Time Blacksmith Shop
Including: Steam cooked bean soup!
Flea Markets and Craft Vendors
Sawmill and Threshing and Baling demonstrations
Friday, July 25th -
-TRACTOR PULL - 6:30 PM Antiques only, entry fee-- Tractor Pull Rules, Click Here
Saturday, July 26th -
-8:30am Consignment sale- farm and industrial equipment, 15% commission.
-Noon whistle and parade
-6pm Horse Pull
-Bluegrass Band- BACK CREEK VALLEY BOYS- after horse pull
Sunday, July 27th -
-9am Church Service
-Noon whistle and parade
-1 pm Mule Pull and Jump - back by popular demand!
-2 pm kids' pedal tractor pull
Antique exhibitors, be sure to register your equipment at headquarters to receive your packet and plaque.
Our camping on the grounds is mostly primitive. If you get there and you
are unsure where to camp, any of our members can assist you.
Closest Motel accommodations:
See our new Area Lodging Page
The Shenandoah Valley Steam & Gas Engine Association holds its annual "Pageant of Steam and Gas Show" on the last full weekend of July every year at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville, VA. Our show features some of the finest restored farm tractors, restored farm equipment, a working steam-powered belt-driven saw mill, demonstrations of a vintage belt-driven threshing machine and hay bailer, a "parade of tractors", and a tractor pull featuring ONLY vintage stock farm tractors. Usually a few of the steam traction engines will demonstrate their power by participating in the tractor pull. "What a crowd pleaser!"
However, antique, restored, and vintage farm equipment are not the only things folks will see when they visit our annual "Pageant of Steam & Gas Show" each year. Visitors to our Show will find a wide assortment "vintage toys" such as demonstrations of vintage gas-powered Maytag washing machines, several collections of early rotary and self-propelled lawnmowers, vintage outboard motors, restored vintage lawn and garden equipment, as well as one of finest displays of restored antique and vintage pickup trucks, fire trucks, dump trucks, wreckers, and over-the-road truck tractors.
Our show also features a large flea market with vendors offering everything from used, hard-to-find parts for old engines and equipment to new and used tools, T-shirts, ball caps, antique collectables, crafts and leather goods. We also feature an area for those folks who wish to sell or swap tractors, equipment and equipment parts. We have an outdoor auction on Saturday morning of our show each year. Saturday nights at our show will find everyone sitting in the grandstands, or up dancing while listening to some of the finest Bluegrass music to be heard in these parts of Virginia!
Hungry yet? You can find just about anything to curb that appetite in our Show Park. Vendors feature everything from hamburgers and hotdogs with fries and Cole slaw to Italian Sausage to Fried Chicken and Roast Beef plates, Bar-B-Q, sodas, tea, lemonade, ice cream, funnel cakes, snow cones, and did I mention the "steam cooked" bean soup?
See you there!