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Freeport Illinois 50th Threshing Show
Calendar Events: Shows - Swap Meets - Antique Auctions
08-02-2019 to 08-04-2019 07:00:00 AM to 08:00:00 PM
The Stephenson County Antique Engine Club, Inc.
Home of the Stover Line

proudly presents the
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday August 2nd, 3rd, & 4th, 2019

Show Feature this year Freeport Made Products.

Double Feature Engines in Gasoline Alley will be STOVER AND RAWLEIGH Engines. (including Rawleigh Schryer & Zeigler Schryer)

Also having a Double Feature of Both HENNEY and STEPHENS Automobiles, Both Manufactured in Freeport IL.

Any and All OTHER Freeport Products also on display including Arcade, Structo, Friedag, Dirksen, Woodmanse, etc., etc., etc.

Large & Small Steam Engines in operation, plus over 300 gas tractors, Belt Driven Dynamo-meter, Prony Brake, Sawmill, Barrel Stave Mill, Shingle Mill, Flour Mill, Blacksmith Shop, etc., all running daily. Threshing with Steam Engines and Gas Tractors & Horses. Gas Engines, Farm Machinery & Equipment, Antique Cars & Trucks & Fire Engines, including several Henney & Stephens automobiles built here in Freeport, IL.

Large display buildings filled with vintage home furnishings, antiques, crafts, old time music, and farm equipment.

Daily Parade @ 1:00p.m.

Midwest Championship Antique Tractor Pulls with upwards of 170 tractors competing using 2 mechanical sleds.

2 Days of Pre 1975 farm stock tractor pull. classes will start from 7000 all the way up to a 16000 open class. Class can be added if need be . Sign up will be at 3 pm and the first hook will be at 5pm . The classes will be 50/50 payback and the sled that we will be using for the pull will be the luedtke's eliminator. If any questions contact Kyle Deboer @ 8152750552 OR Todd Brookman @ 8152383837

Large Flea Market.

SILVER CREEK & STEPHENSON RAILROAD a 1912 HEISLER logging Locomotive offering train rides every hour on the hour. Adults $8.00 & Children under 12 $2.00 Cab rides in the Locomotive are also available upon request.

Silvercreek Museum across from the Railroad, featuring 40 rooms of displays of local history including farming, businesses, railroads, General Store, "One Room School", etc., and a model train room, a "War Room" with special displays, etc., etc., etc.

130 Ton Cooper Corliss Stationary Steam Engine with 25ft-4inch diameter 60 Ton Flywheel in operation daily behind the Museum Building.

Good Food, Breakfast 7-9a.m., Noon Meal 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m., Plus several food stands at various locations.

Sunday Church Service, Non-Denominational Service @ 8:30a.m.

Camping Available on the Fairgrounds.

Restrooms, Showers, and Porta-Pots on the show grounds.

Gates Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Stephenson County Fairgrounds, 1 mile South of Freeport, IL just off of Highway 26 on Fairground Road. The Railroad and Museum complex is located approximately 1 mile South of the Fairgrounds at the corner of Walnut & Lamm Roads, about 1 mile East off of Highway 26

Daily Admission: Adults $6.00 Children under 12 $3.00

Season Pass: $15.00 (those prices are copied off of last years listings, and as far as I know they are still accurate.... If not I will try to get them changed on here before the show)

For More Information, call (815)-235-7329 or (815)232-2306 anytime during the year, or call (815)-235-2198 (on the show grounds During the show). Or contact the Freeport/Stephenson County CVB (visitors bureau) @ 1-(800)-369-2955 The Club's mailing address is 2954 S. Walnut Rd., Freeport, IL 61032 or email the club at with any questions. The Clubs website is and has several links attached to it along with pictures from previous shows.

I will add contact names and numbers for the feature displays as soon as I find out for sure who they are.

Please check out the clubs website at for more information on the show and other upcoming events at the Railroad & Museum.

Several Motels & Hotels in the area. Contact the CVB @ 1-(800)-369-2955 for more information on them.

See Ya There.

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