September 4, 2022 - The 19th annual Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show will be Sept. 10-11 on Ohio 519 (43672 Stumptown Road), between U.S. 22 and New Athens. The site is just over 1 mile west of New Athens.
Antique trucks, construction, and mining will be on static display and in operation throughout the weekend. Equipment owned by the Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park, members of the park, 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 such as draglines, shovels, trucks, crawlers, dozers and more.
Photos provided In this photo posted on the Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park social media page, the bucket of the former Silver Spade is shown at the park. The 19th Annual Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show will be Sept. 10-11 at the park.
The show runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Equipment will be in operation around 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 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 with 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, tools and more. There are openings for flea market, farmers market, toy, craft, swap, and business vendors. The cost is $15 per space (maximum size 15×25 per space). Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in being a vendor.
WVU Medicine, Reynolds Memorial Hospital will have an informational booth for their Black Lung Clinic during the show. The clinic 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.
In addition, They also provide 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. Bring your antique trucks, crawler, construction, mining equipment for some digging fun or static display. Exhibitor camping available on site.
Admission is $5 per person.
During shows, special events, and volunteer work days are the only times the location is open to the public and the show is a great time to visit the grounds.
A hoop structure was added to the 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 spring show was held for the first time Memorial Day weekend. Work was done to improve the grounds during the spring show. Plans are to continue doing some improvements to the grounds that can be done during the 19th Annual show.
The 19th Annual Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show is dedicated to the memory of Dal Watterson and Norm Glessner.
Organizers will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Harrison Coal & Reclaimation Historical Park. For 19th Annual Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show information contact the Ohio Valley Chapter of the Historical Construction Equipment Association at 740-312-5385 or email: email@example.com. Find Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ocmes.