Just to let everyone know who happens to be able to make it to this area, the Bernardston (MA) Engine Show will be happening May 24 and 25.
Gas and steam engines, agricultural iron, classic and antique cars, contraptions, tools, devices, household items, sharpening and cutting supplies, lawn tractors, bunnies, fowl, fancy writing instruments, plants, blacksmithery, the occasional shingle splitting machine, steam oil, pumps simultaneously emptying and filling the same receptacle, corn dogs, pie, and people of all descriptions available for viewing.
And admission is free! (small donation requested by the church who sponsors it and provides the field, but well, no one is turned away no matter what the financial condition, generosity impulse deficiency or demeanor, within reason.)
I will be there, along with my 7 year old daughter, who doubtless won't be bored despite a total lack of interest in anything iron.
Hope to see you there!