It will be a step back in time on Saturday, May 18, at the annual Antique Machinery Show at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.
Sponsored by the Hill Country Antique Tractor and Engine Club, the show runs from 8 a.m. to sundown.
Admission until 2 p.m. is $5 for adults and free for children under 12.
At 2 p.m., admission changes to $20 for those 13 years of age and up and free for youth 12 and under.
(Also taking place at the fair grounds on May 18 is the Spring Fandango, and information on that event can be found elsewhere in this issue of the newspaper.)
Featured at the show will be old tractors and farm machinery — some of it restored to operate and look as good as when it was new decades ago — along with antique gasoline and steam engines manufactured as far back as 1900.
Exhibits and demonstrations will be featured throughout the day, including a working blacksmith shop, wheat threshing, hay baling, an antique saw mill, corn processing and more.
Tractor pulls will be held at 10 a.m., and anyone 10 years and older is allowed to pull.
A tractor parade is scheduled for 1 p.m.
The Hill Country Antique Tractor and Engine Club’s website can be found at http://rustyiron.org/.