Heavy Traffic On Main Street


| July/August 1991



Steam engines

Steam engines lead parade through downtown McConnellsburg, Pa. (Photo courtesy Fulton County News, McConnellsburg, Pa

Fulton County

Sec., Grease, Steam and Rust Association, Inc., P.O. Box 29 McConnellsburg, PA 17233

When was the last time you saw a steam engine drive up Main Street in your town?

This is the scene each October in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. The third weekend in October is time for the Fulton Fall Folk Festival, a countywide event of open houses, craft shows, flea markets, quilt shows, car shows, apple butter boils, art shows, and lots of good food. The 1990 show was held on October 20 and 21.,

A major event during the festival weekend is the Antique Tractor, Small Engine and Machinery Show at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in McConnellsburg, sponsored by Grease, Steam and Rust Association.

The kick-off event for both the festival and the Grease, Steam and Rust Association show is a parade through downtown McConnellsburg ending up at the fairgrounds.

The 1990 parade was led by several steam engines which were taking part in the tractor and machinery show. Dozens of tractors participated in the parade as well, which was enjoyed by several thousand spectators.