Georgian Bay Steam Show Chugs in Cookstown (18 Photos)

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An event organizer said, ‘Our attendance has been good and it is in line with our expectation.

After a two-year delay due to COVID-19, Steam, Auto, Gas and Antiques Inc. The show resumed over the Civic Long weekend on the club’s property west of downtown Cookstown.

The 2022 show included Rumeli Products and Oil Pull Farm Tractors.

The show was dedicated to the McCabe family who were one of the founding members and strong supporters of the event.

The show’s president, Gary Frampton, said, “Our attendance has been good and it’s in line with what we expected.” He said, “The new heavy pull event was very well attended as the tractor pull. Our pancake breakfast … was a huge hit with everyone.”

Frampton’s team was supported by a number of volunteers as well as directors and club officials.

He said that a lot of people have the misconception that the show only appeals to older adults, but it offers something for everyone.

Camping was available with accommodations on the showground and shows included a flea market, food vendors, live stage entertainment, pancake breakfast, farm demonstrations, talent contests, vehicle and machinery parades, horseshoe tournaments, log cutting and nail driving demonstrations, steamed Corn included. (cooked with a steam engine), a whole range of steam and wood-fired tractors that are over a hundred years old and more.

There were also several performances from Midhurst such as the Huronia Spinners Guild. Guild coordinator Sandra Judge said she was delighted with the presence and interest of the many attendees.

Next to the large outdoor tent where people could eat or get protection from the scorching sun, was the stage for outdoor entertainment.

On Sunday morning, Donna & Friends sang gospel music with Jerry Lush after Eastern Storm; Each evening ended with a talent show.