2019 Bruce County Heritage Assn. Steam and Antique Farm Show


| 6/13/2019 4:00:00 PM


Rumely Oil Pull

The Bruce County Heritage Assn. Inc. was founded in October 1993, and was incorporated on June 29, 1995, to preserve, restore, collect, display and demonstrate antique machinery, tractors, equipment, lore, artifacts, literature and accessories, relating to agriculture in Bruce County and Ontario. BCHA holds a three-day Annual Antique Tractor and Steam Show at its property 2 kilometers south of Paisley on County Road 3, on the third full weekend of each year (Aug. 16, 17, 18, 2019). The 2018 show covered 75 acres with both working and static demonstrations and exhibits. This year’s feature is the International Harvester Co. line of machinery and equipment, including the Mogul, Titan, McCormick-Deering and Farmall tractors.

The support of our sponsors, our community and our volunteers has been a determining factor in building the BCHA event into the premier show of its type in Ontario.

Every year we have new and exciting features that we add to the show, and in 2020 we are planning another building to house the Lobsinger Threshing Machine artifacts and memorabilia that has been donated to the Bruce County Heritage Assn. by the Lobsinger family that lived nearby in Mildmay. There are many farmers in the county that have threshed using these machines, remembering how hot it was; or how many guys came over to your farm to help you thresh the grain, and then the huge harvest dinners that the ladies provided. Those were the days when men worked together helping each other, as not everyone had a threshing machine. These living memories about our past and being a community is part of preserving our past for the future generations. Those days were not the modern days of mega farms and the monster farm equipment of today.

There is something of interest for every member of the family to see and enjoy.  We have horses performing field, demonstrations including a 4 team horse power to saw logs, cutting and binding wheat, using a grain binder, ploughing and discing. To further enhance the field displays you can witness wheat threshing of the sheaves brought to the thresher from the wheat stooks in the field.



Watch the steam engines, and the Rumely prairie tractor plough in the field using a Verity steam engine 8-furrow plough, or watch them cut lumber at the sawmill adds to our children’s understanding of how our pioneers added to our rural heritage.



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