Saturday was day two of the 39th annual Gas and Steam Engine Show at the State Fairgrounds in Escanaba.
The show always falls on Labor Day weekend and brings over 6,000 people to the area. Aside from over 120 displays, the show also has a flea market, knife and gun show, antique village and games for kids. The show is the biggest of its kind in the Upper Peninsula and brings visitors from all over Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota. The weekend is hosted by the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association.
â??The thing that we try to do is have something for everyoneâ?? said Skip Dufour, president of the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association. â??We have games for the kids, flea market for the ladies, or course antique machinery and things for the guys to look at. When the families come, there is something for everyone to do and everybody to enjoy.â??
The steam and gas engine show runs through Monday at the U.P. State Fairgrounds. Day tickets are five dollars and exhibitors and children under 14 are free.