Roots of Motive Power Steam Festival
The major steam-up event of the year is the Roots of Motive Power Festival, held September 7-8 at the Roots facility. 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, across the street at the Recreation Grove Park, the Early Day Gas Engine Society and Bill Rose’s Model A Tour group will set up under the oaks. Late Saturday afternoon is the annual Roots Appreciation BBQ and raffle which has become legendary among the gourmet BBQ set. Bring your family and enjoy a weekend in Willits!