Fun erupts for thousands at Mountwood Park’s Volcano Days
VOLCANO — There was no shortage of people at Mountwood Park on Saturday for the annual Volcano Days Antique Engine Show and Festival as thousands came out to shop, admire and learn about the old engines or tractors and relax with family.
This year there were over 30 different engines at the event.
“I have been coming out here for over 20 years,” said Raymond Morton, of Walker.
Morton said when he was a kid in the Boy Scouts, they would come out to Volcano Days every year to help work the tractor and wagon rides.
“Now I bring out my own engines each year,” he said.
Morton said he and his family brought out their camper Thursday and have spent the time off camping and enjoying the festivities.
The festivities stretched from the lake to the Mountwood Conference building, and every square inch was covered with something for everyone to enjoy.
Aside from engines, people also brought out and showed off their tractors for guests to appreciate.
Continuing towards the lake, there was a flea market complete with antiques, handcrafted items and food. Many of the crafters, especially those working wood, gave demonstrations throughout the day.
“Our work reflects our interests,” said Roland Dean with Crows Creek Custom designs, who made many different wood creations from decorative slabs to wooden boxes that hold dice.
“We have some pop culture items, but we also have traditional pieces,” Dean said.
Dean, who has been crafting with wood for over 30 years, owns the business with his wife, who also makes wood creations.
Next to the lake is where most of the festival food vendors set up shop and the event stage was located with live music being performed all day.
Volcano days festival will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today. The schedule of events includes:
* 10 a.m.: Antique Engine Show; Flea Market; Apple Butter Making; Cornmeal Grinding; Saw Mill Demonstrations; Shingle Mill; Blacksmith Demonstrations; Bingo; Inflatables; Climbing Wall
* Noon: Historic Wagon Ride to Stiles Mansion (meet at the Stiles Administration parking lot); Kiddie Tractor Pull Registration; Smith Family Band
* 1 p.m.: Kiddie Tractor Pull; Jesse Forrest
* 2 p.m.: Dave McCormick
* 3 p.m.: Historic Wagon Ride to Stiles Mansion (meet at the Stiles Administration parking lot)
Madeline Scarborough can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org