Steam Festival

[Sep 7, 8]

This year we will be celebrating our 41st year at the Roots of Motive Power Steam Festival. The Weekend AFTER Labor Day, Saturday and Sunday, September 7th, and 8th, whistles will be tooting and bells ringing as Roots steams up for our 41st year in a row. Historic train rides and and old logging equipment demonstrations will be going on throughout the Festival featuring: steam locomotives, a steam shovel, steam rollers, stationary engines, and tractors. Durning the Festival, watch out for the infamous bandit Black Bart. Black Bart and his Gang have been at it again, robbing trains in our area!

On Saturday, September 7th our Annual Appreciation Barbecue begins at 4 p.m. we will be having locally raised pork, lamb and beef ($15 adults/$6 kids) Live music, a silent auction and raffle will fill the afternoon with cheers. And don’t miss the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association, our guests in the Recreation Grove along with the Shifter’s Car Club.

Then on Sunday, the antique machine show continues with the addition of Steam Roller printing. Our 1924 Buffalo Springfield Steam Roller will be making linoleum prints with help from talented artists around the state. You can try your hand at print-making and say you did it with an antiques steam roller!

All in all, it’s a unique show you won’t want to miss! Save the date September 7th and 8th 2019 for the Roots of Motive Power Steam Festival.

Directions: Take Willits Main Street and turn on East Commercial Street - you will find Roots at 420 East Commercial Street Willits CA

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