If you have an interest in vintage farm equipment and all things steam powered, you won’t want to miss the 45th Annual Great Oregon Steam-Up held at Antique Powerland in Brooks, Oregon. Machines on display include farm tractors and implements, early engines, crawlers, fire apparatus, vintage military vehicles, antique trucks and cars, logging gear, an authentic steam sawmill and more. Incredibly, much of the antique equipment is still operating. A parade takes place each day at 1:30 pm and features vintage tractors, trucks, and automobiles. Here you will see tractors that exist nowhere else in the world—some models in the parade are literally the last ones still operable!
Antique Powerland, which opened in 1970, was originally established by a group of enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation, restoration and operation of steam powered equipment, antique farm machinery and implements. While that mission is still true today, the property is now also home to some impressive collections housed in the Brooks Depot Museum, a John Deere Museum, and the Northwest Vintage Car & Motorcycle Museum, and others. All museums are open during the Steam-Up event and are included in the $12 admission price.
Other attractions at the annual Great Oregon Steam-Up include blacksmithing, chainsaw demos, tractor pulls, a country store, early electricity exhibit, miniature farm display, a huge swap meet and flea market, country music, food, and rides on a miniature railroad. See you there!
IF YOU GO
Great Oregon Steam-Up is located at Antique Powerland
3995 Brooklake Rd NE
Brooks, Oregon 97303
• Gate Hours: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
• Admission: $12 adults; children 12 and under free
• Free parking
• RV wet camping: $25 per night; dry camping: $20
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In addition to writing about her travels, Denise Seith is also a treasure hunter and loves a good latté. She and her husband own an online gold prospecting and metal detecting equipment store found at GoldRushTradingPost.com