Tractor show

A parade of equipment is each day at 11 a.m. (Lynden Tribune file photos)

Event runs through Saturday featuring ‘all things steam’

LYNDEN — Vintage Farming Days returns to Berthusen Park this week, running Wednesday, July 31, through Saturday, Aug. 3, and featuring steam tractors and a variety of other attractions.

The annual show of the Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Association typically features a specific brand of tractor each year, but this year the focus is on antique steam engines of all kinds. The show boasts the only operating steam donkey on the West Coast.

In addition to the many tractors to check out, the show features daily events including threshing, sawmill demonstrations, gas engines, tractor pulling, antique cars and trucks, a blacksmith, a bookstore, garden tractor-pulling, a daily parade and special theme displays. Children’s events include pedal tractor-pulling, a daily candy scramble and a youth driver safety class.

The show grounds feature RV and dry camping, food and refreshments, cabin exhibits, gifts and accessories and a variety of vendor booths.

Volunteers with St. Joseph Catholic Church of Lynden will again serve lunch, in addition to breakfast, this year at their Vintage Farm Days food stand. Lunch had been skipped for two years, but now is resuming.

The stand opens at 7 a.m. for breakfast, then offers hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken through the lunch hour and to 3 p.m.