Western Michigan Old Engine Club

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Held the first weekend of August at Scottville's Riverside Park, the Old Engine Club Show has been an annual event for 43 years. It's so popular that many of the participants bring their tractors over on the S.S. Badger carferry to Ludington and caravan the back roads to Scottville.

Refreshments and food are available. This year's featured tractor is Ferguson & Ford.

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Western Michigan Old Engine Club Show includes:

Garden Tractor Dead Boat Pull Thursday at 5pm.
Doodle Bug Dead Boat Pull Saturday at 10am.
Garden Tractor Transfer Sled Pull Saturday at 2:30pm.
Antique Tractor Dead Boat Pull Friday at 2pm and Sunday at 10am.
Tractor Parades daily at noon.
Flea Market and W.M.O.E.C. Yard Sale.

Saturday is Kids Day from 10am-4pm featuring a Garden Tractor Pull for Kids, along with a Pedal Tractor Pull, Valve Cover Racers, Scavenger Hunt and Bird House Building.


Sunday events include the popular Antique Tractor Dead Boat Pull at 10am.

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  • Stationary Gasoline Engines
  • American LeFrance Fire Truck
  • Kahlenberg Engine
  • Shingle Mill & Branding
  • Threshing and Baling
  • Antique Tractors
  • Corn Shelling & Grinding
  • Franklin Engine
  • Dowel Machine
  • Machine Shop
  • A Working Saw Mill with Buzz Saw, Drag Saw and Planer
  • and Much More!


Show hours are 9am-5pm Thursday-Saturday.
Daily Admission: Adults $6, Kids 12 & under Free, Senior Day (Thursday) 65 & older $4.
Sunday Tractor Pull is FREE.

For more information, see www.oldengineclub.org.

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About the Western Michigan Old Engine Club

The Western Michigan Old Engine Club was formed on February 10, 1974 in Riverton Township. Located between Scottville and Ludington, MI, 21 people gathered for the first meeting.

Members of the club are interested in restoring and running old gas hit and miss engines, steam engines, or other antique equipment. Originally, the collection was exhibited at the Fred Donohue's farm south of Ludington. When the collection became too large for the farm it was moved to Mason County's Historic White Pine Village.
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The collection soon outgrew this location as well. In 1990, the Western Michigan Engine Club was moved to its permanent location on 22 acres at Riverside Park in Scottville, Michigan. A pavilion was built at this location and the club hosts its annual show on the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of August.

Since many of the present members of the Old Engine Club are aging, they're looking for younger members to join to keep the club going. You don't have have to own a tractor, engine or machinery...just have an interest in what the club is about.

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