NEW ATHENS — The 19th-annual Old Construction and Mining Equipment Show will be held Saturday and Sunday on state Route 519 (43672 Stumptown Road), between U.S. Route 22 and New Athens.
Antique trucks, construction and mining equipment will be on static display and in operation throughout the weekend. Equipment owned by the Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park, members of the HCRHP, Ohio Valley Chapter of the Historical Construction Equipment Association, Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club Chapter 22 and other organizations will be displayed or in operation, including draglines, shovels, trucks, crawlers and dozers.
The show runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Equipment will be in operation around those same times.
The Silver Spade operators cab and bucket are located on the grounds. The Silver Spade operators cab was painted in 2017 to the original colors it was in 1965.
A food vendor along the Ice Cream Island’s ice cream truck and Holy Rollers Doughnut truck will be on the grounds.
The show has a flea market and swap area. Vendor items include scale and diecast construction and farm toys, hit-and-miss engine parts, agriculture and industrial manuals and tools. For information on being a vendor, e-mail email@example.com.
WVU Medicine, Reynolds Memorial Hospital will have an informational booth for its Black Lung clinic, which is part of the federally funded Black Lung Clinics Program that provides services to active and former coal miners living in Eastern Ohio and the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia.
“This would be a great opportunity to provide miners with information on Black Lung disease education including testing for black lung, prevention and treatment options,” a spokesperson noted. The clinic provides benefits counseling to miners and miners’ survivors for state and federal black lung claims.
All antique trucks, construction, crawler, and mining (surface or underground) equipment are welcome.
Exhibitor camping is available on site. Friday is set-up day for individuals wanting to bring their antique trucks, crawler, construction and mining equipment before the show.
Admission is $5 per person.
Shows, special events and volunteer work days are the only times the location is open to the public.
A hoop structure was added to grounds in early 2021. “This will help in maintenance and restoration of machinery owned by the Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park along with being used for special events, displays, and vendors during shows,” a spokesperson noted.
A spring show was held for the first time during the Memorial Day weekend. Work was done to improve the grounds during the spring show.
This year’s show is dedicated to the memory of Dal Watterson and Norm Glessner.
For show information, contact the Ohio Valley Chapter of the Historical Construction Equipment Association by phone at (740) 312-5385 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, the fifth-annual Appalachian Ohio Antique Power Show and Fall Gathering is being held Saturday and Sunday at the same location during the same hours.
It constitutes a gathering of agriculture, construction, industrial, mining, military, logging, oil and gas, steam and transportation history enthusiasts and machinery owners.
Past shows included a black smith and plowing with a antique tractor.
All agriculture, construction, industrial, mining, military, logging, oil and gas, steam and transportation machinery and history welcome.
Antique tractors, engines, hit and miss, oilfield engines, cars, trucks (semi and pickup) and garden tractors are welcome. Admission is $5. For information contact the Appalachian Ohio Antique Power Club by phone at (330) 401-5129; by e-mail to email@example.com or through Facebook at www.facebook.com/appalachianohioantiquepowerclub.