Great turnout this year to the Old Engine and Tractor Show at the Three Forks Historical Center in Beattyville, KY. The museum committee tried something new this year by having the show start on Friday night and bring in an actor from Kentucky Humanities. Daniel Boone was set to perform at the gazebo outside but a quick change of plans moved him inside the museum and out of the torrential downpour that hit that evening. Several volunteers pitched in to set up rows of chairs and an amazing crowd came in out of the rain to experience the lecture. Daniel Boone was amazing as the time was set after his exploring days when he had settled in to running an inn and store. He told about his adventures and hardships. It was a great opportunity for the youth in the room to learn more about the man that was Daniel Boone and not just an impersonal paragraph out of their school textbooks. After the performance the evening transitioned to indoor bluegrass music and outdoor hotdog and marshmallow roasting.
On Saturday of the event old engines and tractors came early to park and display their equipment. Vendors came and set up booths and there was also a rock painting station for kids and families to paint rocks to place in the new museum flowerbeds. The Tractor Parade through downtown Beattyville began at 3pm followed by the fish fry at 4pm. Below is a walkthrough video of the museum grounds and the parade.
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Edna G. Crabtree
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