34th Annual Antique Engine Jamboree and Powerfest Saturday


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Doodlebug touring the mill siteThe Hanford Mills Museum in Delaware County, NY will host the 34th annual Dan Rion Memorial Antique Engine Jamboree and Powerfest on Saturday, September 9th from 10 am to 4 pm.

Visitors can talk with collectors about their antique tractors, cars, trucks, outboard motors, Ford Doodlebugs, model engines, hit and miss engines, water-cooled and air-cooled gas engines.

The Museum will be operating its wood-fired steam boiler plant and horizontal and vertical steam engines. Southern Tier Solar Works and the New York Power Authority will have exhibits on renewable energy and sustainability efforts in the Delaware County area. Roger Ree will offer rides on the 1957 Metropolitan Nash Hook and Ladder Fire Truck that locals may remember from the Catskill Game Farm. The Ray family will bring its 1926 Ahrens Fox Pumper firetruck. The Learning Lab will be open for children to explore topics such as engineering, power, and sustainability with special hands-on activities, like playing with gears and simple machines.

Exhibitors will bring machines, some dating back to the early 20th century, that chop, grind, mix cement, split logs, and shell corn. The Jamboree includes members of the Franklin Doodlebug Club, Tired Iron of Butternut Valley, the Southern Tier Antique Gas and Steam Engine Association, Blue Mountain Antique Steam and Gas Engine Association, Hudson Mohawk Chapter of the Pioneer Gas Engine Association, the Southern Maine Tractor Club, and individual collectors. The Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich will bring its 1925 International 1 ton truck and will be selling raffle tickets to win a 1965 Ford Mustang.

The Antique Engine Jamboree also will feature 1850s Treadle Lathe and Treadle Scroll Saw, a 1909 SSS 5 horsepower, a Taylor Vacuum Engine 2 HP, a 1920s Lawson Pump Engine 3 HP, a 1916 Economy 2 1/2 HP, a 1924 Novo 1 1/2 HP, a 1920s Maynard 1 1/2 HP, a 1928 Ford Doodlebug,  a Stover Engine and Cement Mixer, a 1925 Fordson Tractor, a 1950 Page Tractor, a 3 horsepower John Deere, a homemade Mack pickup, a Gilson Hit and Miss Engines, a 1955 Ferguson To35 Deluxe, a 1956 Chevy Belair, model steam engines, and more.

The Stoddard Hollow String Band will perform 11 am to 3 pm. Tickled Pink BBQ will offer pulled pork sandwiches for sale. The Charlotte Valley Presbyterian Church will sell pies, drinks, and chili.

In the Hanford House, Pamela Cooley will be leading a workshop on preparing a Fall Farmhouse meal using a wood-fired cookstove. (Advance registration required). The Museum’s 70-acre site will be open to explore.

The Jamboree is included with regular Museum admission, which is free for children 12 and under, Museum members, and residents of zip codes near Hanford Mills (13757, 13739, 13786, 13750, and 13806).

The Hanford Mills Museum is located at 51 County Hwy 12 in East Meredith, Delaware County, NY.

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Photo: Doodlebug touring the mill site, provided.

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