The gates have opened for the 46th annual Prairieland Heritage Steam Show in South Jacksonville.
The three day event, open through Sunday, showcases a unique blend of agricultural and antique history for the public.
Co-show chairman Mike Hall says plenty of new events are being added to the mix this year.
“We’re doing a Little Miss. and Mr. contest on Saturday. On Saturday night we have a band in the parking lot. The band is Time Well Spent, out of Nashville, Tennessee. We are going to open the gates of the parking lot at 5 p.m. and it is $10 a car load.”
Hall highlighted some of the traditional attractions featured at previous Steam Shows.
“We’re rolling because the flea market is a big deal, the old time crafts building is full and we have a new potter this year. We are going to be spinning bowls in the building,” says Hall.
“We are going to thrash and cook sorghum in our new sorghum building. Anybody who wants to learn how to drive an antique tractor or new tractor should come on out. The steam train is operational and running. We have the horse pull on Sunday afternoon and the tractor pull on Saturday morning.”
Friday is education day at the Prairieland Heritage Museum. Hall encourages schools to bring classes out for a day of history and fun.
Camping on-site is available for the public. Wristbands will be $6 and are good for all three days. Gates open daily at 7 a.m.
Click below for a complete recap of events.