The Early American Steam Engine Society 27th Annual Spring Fling Weekend

Spring Fling Weekend every year features an old fashioned engine show where the exhibitors have plenty of room to set up their engines and, park or even camp with their display, and swap parts, engines or just stories. There are no large tractor displays in the spring. New for 2023 and our 27th annual show, the society will be welcoming Lawn and Garden Tractors for display along with the other events of the weekend details follow. Along with the engine exhibits is a flea market / yard sale area operating the entire three day weekend, a two day consignment auction, and antique tractor and garden tractor pulls.

 Spring Fling Weekend - Flyer

Yard Sale / Flea Market (spaces available)
Smaller and more compact that the fall flea market, it is also more affordable for the smaller dealer and the serious yard seller. Open all three days, it is well attended by the usual yard sale crowd and also auction bidders, engine exhibitors and pull crowds. The yard sale /flea market spaces cover 2 distinct areas, one near the garden tractor display and the other near the consignment auction. Be sure to ask for placement in the area of your choice.

For yard sale forms call Rich and Trudy Reichard 717-235-1353
For general Information call Sue Knaub 717-244-2912

 Yard Sale Vendor Form

Two day Consignment Auction
The Friday evening Consignment Auction will be held starting at 5:30 as usual. Saturday the auction starts with small items on the wagons and continues with gas engines, tractors and Lawn and Garden in the track. Much of the auction will have two auctioneers so be prepared for that.

Noah Conley is accepting the items for sale and he can be reached by text or phone call at 717-683-0706

Our consignment auction has been growing steadily through the years. We are currently accepting items for the auction including toys and smaller collectibles, sales literature, antiques, pedal tractors, etc for the Friday night sale; and farm equipment, tractors, implements, gas engines and related items, and law and garden items for the Saturday sale. Our commissions are competitive, our auctioneers are all local, experienced and volunteers. The proceeds from the sales go toward maintenance and upkeep of the grounds and to the various groups the Society supports such as local 4-H activities, the Farm and Natural Land Trust, and various area youth groups.

 Consignment Auction Details

Antique Tractor Pulls
Antique tractor pulls Friday, May 5 beginning with weigh in at 3 PM and start pulling at 5 PM Further info is on the Spring Flyer.

Garden Tractor Pulls
Garden tractor pulls Saturday May 6. Fun Pull from 9 to 11 AM. Competitive pull weigh in starting at 11 and Pulling at 12 noon. There will be 2 rounds. Rude Dog rules apply and for details call Jeff Leader after 4PM 717.887.0196

In 2023 the Garden tractor pulls will be operated by the society using the recently purchased Rude Dog Sled. Both Fun and Competition pulls will be operated on Saturday May 6. Fun pulls in the AM and Competition pulls in the afternoon. See the flyer for details. Pull rules are available. For details, call Jeff Leader 717.887.0197

Lawn and Garden Tractor Show
Jason Bull and Chuck Asper will be heading up the new addition to Spring Fling Weekend. Activities will include Tractor games, Sanctioned and Fun Pulls, Pedal Pulls and Flea Market. Their 2023 feature is Antique Farm Tractors and Hercules Gas Engines. See the flyer for times and phone numbers.

Russ Hoffman is again heading up the Gas Engine display and the feature is Hercules engines .Friday AM is set up for both areas of the show with flea market and yard sale being open all day.

The Tuff Truck competition on Sunday on the pulling track. This will be an admission charged event and all spectators for that event will be charged a $10 admission. It begins at 10:00 PM and continues until about 6. There are several classes and competitions going on. You will still be able to view the displays and flea market free of charge.

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