Pageant of Steam in Berryville

Berryville, Va., Pageant of Steam show filled with variety and activity

| September 1999

This Tanner Delaney is one of the showpieces of the Shenendoah club's steam collection

This Tanner Delaney is one of the showpieces of the Shenandoah club's steam collection. The club has put a priority on steam engines. "There's not many shows around here that are as deeply committed to steam as we are," said club President Rick Custer. "We get a lot of requests to bring steam equipment to other shows."

When you think you've seen it all, go to Berryville. 

Held just outside Berryville, Va., in late July, the Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association's annual steam show, the Pageant of Steam, offers up just about every conceivable piece of antique farm equipment.

And then there's the oil field engines.

And the steam engine once used as a still.

And the imported model steam engines.

And the electric marshmallow toaster. (This would be slow work for a Scout troop: it's big enough for just one marshmallow at a time!)