2023 Steam-O-Rama Newsletter DOWNLOAD PDF

Featuring Tractors, Garden Tractors and equipment manufactured by Minneapolis Moline

Fun Tractor Pulls
Tractor Pulls For 2023 antique tractor pulls are held as part of the fall Steam-O-Rama. This year the pull will be held starting at 5:00 P.M. Friday September 29th weigh in begins at 3:00. A full set of pull rules can be obtained at the link below. Hook fees apply and a yearly membership fee of $10.00 will be charged to non members. Juvenile pullers are allowed, accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Society reserves the right to eject any puller for unsportsmanlike conduct, use of alcohol or drugs, dangerous behavior or unsafe behavior. The ruling of the event chairpersons takes precedence over all others. All interested persons are invited to participate.

 Tractor Pull Rules

Fun Garden Tractor Pulls
Fun Garden Tractor Pulls for fall 2023 is open to anyone interested. This year the pull is Saturday September 30 with the weigh in at 8:00 A.M. and the pull starting at 9:00. Ribbons will be awarded to the winners of each class. For details, rules and fees contact Jeff Leader at 717-887-0196

Competitive Garden Tractor Pulls
For 2021 weigh in begins at 2PM with pull starting at 4. We will pulling with 2 sleds and 2 rounds will be completed. Purses are awarded.
For details, rules and fees contact Jeff Leader at 717-887-0196

Steam Engine Hill Climbs
Steam Engine Hill Climbs The Steam Traction Engine was the second farm machinery to present multiple horse power at both the drawbar and the belt pulley. To see them still working today is a testament to good old Yankee Ingenuity. Steam-O-Rama annually attracts between 18 and 25 working Seam Engines. All are inspected by the state for boiler safety and their operators have attended steam school classes.

There are several organized steam events at Steam-O-Rama. The first is the Steam Engine Pull beginning at 6:00pm on Saturday, September 30th, followed by a sparks show after dark. Bring your lawn chairs to the track area for an evening of quiet tractors (except the whistles).

The Steam Engine Hill Climb was an idea used in advertising by the J I Case Mfg Co. They pictured a Case Steam Engine conquering a 45 degree incline. Steam-O-Rama hill climb is a 55 degree hill and the engines only go UP the hill. You will not see Steam Engines going down an incline front first, as that removes water from the crown sheet and can cause overheating and is very dangerous. Steam Engines are also belted to the Sawmill, the Thresh machine and the Baker Fan to make them work and demonstrate their power.

Engine Area
Engine Area For the engine enthusiast, there is a large area of gas engine displays that also includes working machinery belted to many engines, a working shingle mill demonstration, always several corn shellers and water rams, and a large building with huge gas engines on permanent display. In addition, there is a turn-of-the-century wood working shop with equipment run off a jack shaft and daily demonstrations. The shop sells a selection of lawn ornaments and doll furniture made right there. Engine exhibitors can register their equipment at the engine registration building adjacent to the area. For more information you can call Russ Hoffman at (717) -891-5827 or email to russ180@verizon.net.

Flea Market (spaces still available)
Flea Market Traditionally, our flea market attracts over 80 vendors to an area in the very heart of our showgrounds. You will find almost everything there from handmade brooms and cedar baskets, to antique tools, glassware, and of course tractor parts. Crafts and kitchenware occupy equal space with garden supplies and old farm related literature. There is truly something for everyone in our flea market.

More information about our Flea Market

Kids' Activities
Kids' Activities Steam-o-Rama is a family friendly environment with plenty of fun for everyone. The kids will love the antique kiddie carousel and Tom Thumb Train. A little carnival atmosphere for the kids, without the big carnival prices. Both rides are operated daily for the kids and a few brave adults. In addition, there are Pedal tractor pulls on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Games and activities are available for all kids and are sponsored by the Eastern York Area Rec Comm. with prizes for all kids present after the pulls are over. In the barn is a miniature circus setup with the big top and all the accessories. Kids are always free at Steam-O-Rama.

Steam Engine - On Teeter Totter Steam Engine Games - Tug of War Steam Engine Game - Obstacle Course Horse Pulling Horse Pulling Helicopter Rides Helicopter Rides - View Threashing

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 28 - FREE ADMISSION TO EVERYONE!!!
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM - "Tall in the Saddle Band"
Friday, September 29.
ADMISSION: $5 per person
FREE ADMISSION to: Members, Vendors and Children under 12
3:00 PM - Fun Tractor Pull Weigh-In
5:00 PM - Fun Tractor Pull
6:00 PM - Steam Engine Pull with Sparks Show to Follow
Saturday, September 30.
ADMISSION: $5 per person
FREE ADMISSION to: Members, Vendors and Children under 12
8:00 AM - Fun Garden Tractor Pull Weigh-In
9:00 AM - Fun Garden Tractor Pull
12:00 PM - Pedal Pulls
1:00 PM - Emigsville Bank Concert
2:00 PM - Competitive Garden Tractor Weigh In
4:00 PM - Competitive Garden Tractor Pull
6:00 PM - Steam Engine Pull and Sparks Show to Follow
Sunday, October 1.
ADMISSION: $5 per person
FREE ADMISSION to: Members, Vendors and Children under 12
9:30 AM - Community Church Service
10:00 AM - Tractor Drive
10:00 AM - Fun Pull for antique tractors and crawlers
12:00 PM - Pedal Pulls

2023 Raffle:
2023 Raffle will includde a John Deere 8310 Pedal Tractor and Nine Other Prizes!
Tickets will be available at any event!

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