First Show Held

| July/August 1976

Route 5, Box 321, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740.

On October 4th and 5th, 1975 the Smithsburg Athletic Booster Club sponsored its first steam and craft show with a great effort from the community, the weatherman and all of the great numbers of people (10,000) who attended the two day event.

The show was highlighted by quite a few unusual exhibits and crafts as well as some unique food items.

There were 45 pieces of equipment demonstrated and some were highlighted by a colorful parade held three times each day. In between the parade the spectators were given demonstrations of a shingle-mill in operation, a stone crusher grinding away and the sweet smell of apple cider being pressed.

Would you believe we even had a still (sarsaparilla) and a blacksmith making souvenirs for the crowd.

There were 20 craft exhibitions, some of which included leather, tooling, wool spinning, handmade furniture, macrame, and other crafts representing the old American way.


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