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The annual Pageant of Steam is again being held at Gehan Road in August as usual.
It is four days of exhibits and demonstrations and contests and events that involve anything that uses steam power. There are tractors and tractor pulls; there are steam engines that drive milling machines; there are antiques and special-built devices to intrigue the mechanically inclined.
It all begins with the steam parade of vehicles that are steam powered. The exhibits include cars and tractors and piston machines. Demonstrations of threshers and sawers and plows are in among tents and sheds of smaller engines and even table-top devices.
Of course there will be food vendors and arts and craft tents and a huge flea market. Live music every afternoon and evening will keep you entertained inbetween steam events.
Entrance fee is $5 each day and the fresh air, sunshine and exercise are all free.
(Bring comfortable shoes because much of the exhibition is in mowed fields).
Camping in the huge field is permitted but exhibitors will get first call. Call the phone number below if you are interested in camping there.
to get there:
take route 5/20 east out of Canandaigua and go about three miles to Gehan Road and head north a half-mile.
Updated Jul 28, 2007
Phone: (315) 331-4022
The low population density and the rural economy of the area make it a poor place for crime to thrive. The crime statistics for Hopewell Center are barely on the charts at the "extremely low risk" level. There are no prevelant repetitive crimes. There are no sex offenders registered in the area.
In brief... it is a very safe place to visit.
Written Jul 28, 2007