POINT PLEASANT — Spring has sprung at the West Virginia State Farm Museum, home to this weekend’s Antique Gas Engine Show.
The show is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and in addition to the show, the museum’s exhibits will be open, and an antique tractor pull, church services and a gospel sing, are all planned throughout the weekend.
On Saturday only, the Antique Farm and Tractor Pull will begin at 1 p.m.; on Sunday only, there will be church services held at 9 a.m., followed by a gospel sing at 1:30 p.m. The museum’s Country Kitchen and Country Store will be open and camping is available both days.
In all, the weekend will include exhibits of a working saw mill, displays of small engines and antique tractors, over 30 historic buildings and numerous other exhibits.
The farm museum officially opened for the year at the first of April, with events planned for summer, fall and the big finale being its annual Christmas light display.
This year, visitors can take in the following events: June 3 – Antique Tractor Pull. July 1 – Antique Tractor Pull. July 29 – Tractor Parade and Show, Saturday 9 a.m. Sept. 2 – Antique Tractor Pull. Sept. 16 – Mothman activities, Mothman Festival Hayrides at 7 p.m., Country Kitchen and store open. Oct. 7 and 8 – Country Fall Festival including Antique Gas Engine Show, entertainment daily, Antique Tractor Pull Saturday at 1 p.m., CEOS Quilt Show, Antique Bottle Show, sorghum, apple butter and apple cider being made, on Sunday, church services at 9 a.m. and gospel sing a 1:30 p.m. Nov. 4 – Antique Tractor Pull at 1 p.m. Nov. 15 – museum closes. Dec. 8 – 17 from 6 – 9 p.m., Christmas Light Display and Drive Thru, Santa Claus 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., nightly, free hot cocoa and cookies in kitchen, Country Store open.
The farm museum is located at 1458 Fairground Road, directly across from the Mason County Fairgrounds north of Point Pleasant. Seasonal hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m., Sundays, free admission. The museum offers special event packages for parties and weddings also take place on the grounds. Reservations for these special events are recommended. The museum is also a gathering place for family reunions and can provide catering for some events.
For more information, call the museum at 304-675-5737, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, find them on the web at www.wvfarmmuseum.org.