A must see! You are invited to attend the major steam-up event of the year – the Roots of Motive Power Festival. Roots of Motive Power work efforts throughout the year are aimed at having every piece of operable equipment under power. Plumes of steam and the shrieks of steam whistles will fill the air as a variety of steam-powered equipment is fired up.
In addition to the steam-up Roots reserves Recreation Grove Park, just across the street, for the Early Days Gas Engine Society and Bill Rose’s Model A Tour group to set up under the oaks. Late Saturday afternoon in the park they hold the annual Roots Appreciation BBQ and raffle which has become legendary among the gourmet BBQ set. The smell of whole pigs roasting on the spit draws a huge crowd for the perfect ending to a wonderful day.