See The Massive Steam Engine Show In Mason, It’s Fascinating
I've driven by this event for years along US127 in Mason. I can remember coming back from a remote in Jackson years ago with my pal Bob Olson, we drove by all of the steam engines that were situated right along the highway. Bob knew what it was, he told me it's the Michigan Steam Engine & Threshers Cub show.
A couple of things went through my mind when he told me about the event. First; wow, Bob is a nerd. Second; I had no idea that this kind of a show was a thing. Third; there's a lot of passion for steam engines.
Recently, Jodi Somerville, stopped by the radio station to drop off some giveaways. I promptly introduced myself, told her my story about my first impression of the event (only seen from the highway) and inquired about what this event is all about.
Here's what I learned.
The show in Mason starts on the last Friday in July, every year.
There will be over 30 steam engines and a steam crane.
Check out the antique saw mill powered by steam engines.
There will be a shingle mill, large flea market and parade daily.
This has been going on since 1958. The Michigan Steam Engine and Threshers Club brought steam and antique tractor enthusiasts together and they shared their personal collections of steam engines, oil pulls and early farm machinery.
All campers are $10 per night plus weekend pass. Gates open at 8am, there is free parking. Admission is $10, 12 and under are free. On Friday, Seniors 65+ are $5. A weekend pass is only $20.
Check out more info below and explore something new in Mason this summer!