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Steam expo rolls to town
Steam Engine Parade FILE 09
A steam engine in the 2010 Fourth of July parade is seen here. Engines like this one will be back during the Cumming Steam, Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Expo. - photo by File photo


Those interested in seeing how folks used to get around may want to stop by the Cumming Fairgrounds this weekend.

Friday and Saturday mark the Cumming Antique Power Association’s 10th annual Cumming Steam, Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Expo.

Michael Moore, coordinator for the event, said it promises to be fun for the whole family.

“It’s a place for grandparents to bring their grandkids so they can kind of show them what it was like when they were growing up,” Moore said.

“It’s just a group of people that enjoy all their old stuff and enjoy bringing it out and showing it.”

The antique machines date from between 1902 and 1950.

Moore said food offered during the event will include dishes from the Dawsonville Pool Room, as well as deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

“It’s something for everybody,” he said.

Gates open at 9 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. A spark show is scheduled for Friday night.

Tickets are $5 each per day. Children 12 and younger get in free.