Many people think that the CNE getting ready to close down is the official sign of the end of summer. For those of us in Milton, its the Steam Era!
Starting this coming weekend is the 53rd edition of the Steam Era at Milton Fairgrounds. According to the Steam Era website, their goal is “to advance knowledge, appreciation, and interest in rural antiques and our rural agricultural heritage. This is accomplished through the preservation, restoration and renovation of articles, vehicles, machinery and power equipment of antiquity.”
The Steam Era is an “annual show held by the Ontario Steam and Antique Preservers Association each year. At the Labour Day weekend show our members exhibit and demonstrate their equipment, models, cars and trucks, along with craft and other displays for the public.”
So if you’re looking for something interesting to do over the long weekend in Milton, head on down to the fairgrounds and see history come alive in front of you.
Friday afternoon starting at 1pm there is the annual steam era parade through town and its not to be missed. With all the whistles going off, it would be hard to miss it. Later on Friday night at 6pm is the corn roast and movie night.
On Saturday there are a number of competitions from the tractor pull to log sawing (which is much more difficult that you would think) followed by more steam games, live entertainment and a talent contest.
More games are slated for Sunday along with mini tractor pulls and on Monday it wraps up with more competitions and the Steam Era Skills competition. The full schedule of events can be found here.
Come and take part in Milton’s rich agricultural history this long weekend at Milton’s Steam Era and the real unofficial end of summer.
Look forward to seeing you there.