Pioneer Power Show & Swap Meet/Tractor Pulls/Ag Displays
08/19/2023 - 08/20/2023
Location: 4508 Main Street - Fullbright Park
The best kind of OLD FASHIONED FUN for the WHOLE FAMILY! Come check out the Pioneer Power Show & Swap Meet - it's the oldest running event in Union Gap - since 1981, what once was common place, is now one of the most unique offerings around! The sheer size of the event will astound you so wear your walking shoes and bring a stroller for the younger kids!
PLUS admission is only $5 per adult, and kids under 12 get in free! Check out all the acres of things to see & do... you'll be glad you did, read on ->
Vintage tractors, yep, we've got tons of those to wander around and look at (or enjoy during the equipment parade)! From beautifully restored to still rusty - plus old trucks, even a magnificently restored 1800's horse drawn funeral coach! Hit & miss single cylinder engines too. Stop by the colliapy display and operate them yourself!
See Draft horses demonstrating antique horse drawn farm equipment and other demos, courtesy of the Horse~n~Harness Group of the Central WA Ag Museum - you'll love it!
Stop and watch the old-fashioned style threshing/binding demos.
Meet the quilting ladies and look over their amazing quilts hanging in the Lindeman building!
Stop by the Blacksmith Shop and watch as items are crafted on the spot out of fire-heated metal.
Catch the antique sawmill demo where the guys will cut logs with an enormous old blade - it's impressive - they often cut the biggest lumber sizes in the valley to help Forestry rebuild bridges because the size they need are no longer available!
Be sure to watch the vintage apple packing demo, where they'll fire up the old packing line and give a packing demo, explaining how it was done in the days of yesteryear (and how little they were paid!)
Check out the new Lindeman tractors exhibit and find out how these now famous crawlers got their start right here in the Yakima Valley!
But ALSO- Tractor & lawn tractor pulls, want to join? Lawn tractors provided for the kids, or bring your tractor for the regular pulls! Call the museum for information.
Rest and enjoy old time music from the epic accordion talents of Gary Malner, and sing along as he ends his show with a fabulous rendition of God Bless America!
Grab a spot to watch the equipment parade where they'll introduce the tractors and equipment brought from all over the Pacific Northwest.
Stop by the BREAD SHACK! That's right, they'll serve you up fresh baked bread, with your choice of butter, jams, and more - for only a donation!
Savor sweet corn on the cob, ice cold watermelon, kettle corn, steam powered home-made ice cream & more!
Plus a large swap meet with items of all kinds as you enter from the parking lot to the Power Show.
Wander the Ag Museum and look over the exhibits - catch a tram ride through the museum!
Kids are invited to join a scavenger hunt, stopping by different sections of the show to get a stamp so they can enter and try to win a bike or scooter. Plus each entry gets a free ice cream!
Great food available on site.
All this for $5 admission (under 12 free) - Bring the whole family, pick up grandma and grandpa on the way and spend the day making memories! We're not exaggerating when we tell you you'll be glad you stopped to check out the oldest still running event in Union Gap - it's an experience to remember!
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This event is held at the Central WA Agricultural Museum, 4508 Main Street in Union Gap - within Fullbright Park. Find more information about the Pioneer Power Show on our Facebook event, @UnionGapTourism, or at www.centralwaagmuseum.org