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Blowin’ off steam at Lang Pioneer Village

Lang Pioneer Village Museum is beginning its 2014 season by discovering all things mechanical during Smoke and Steam Days - Blowin’ Off Steam at Lang running from June 15 to 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Smoke and Steam Days will kick off on Sunday, June 15 with the annual Father’s Day Smoke and Steam Show. Throughout the day, local collectors will bring to life some of the oldest antique tractors and steam engines around and will compete for over 20 trophies including Best Unique Exhibit, Best Display and the Lang Pioneer Village Choice Award. The tractor games, including lawn tractor “slow” race, begin at 12 noon and are sure to entertain those of all ages. The day will conclude with a tractor parade through the Village beginning at 3:15 p.m.

Smoke and Steam Days continues each day until June 30. Throughout this time, visitors will learn how early settlers in rural Peterborough County used smoke and steam in their day-to-day activities. Visitors can enjoy samples of steam pudding in the Milburn House, see demonstrations of steam engine toys and participate in steam lessons in the South Lake School House. Lang’s own Titan Tractor will be on display or roaming the Village. Other special activities that visitors can enjoy include artifact show and tell, special demonstrations and interpretations, wagon rides through the historic Village and more. Visitors can also listen to the soothing sounds of traditional music played by Al Kirby and his Traditional Music Workshop groups or local musicians. For a complete list of special activities, please visit our website. Additional activity updates will be provided throughout the program via social media at www.facebook.com/langpioneervillage and @LangPioneer on Twitter.

Come discover the many uses of smoke and steam during Smoke & Steam Days- 10 am to 4 p.m. daily, June 15 to 30 at Lang Pioneer Village Museum. Sponsored by Celebrate Ontario and McCloskey International. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, $4 for youth (ages 5-14), children under 5 are free. Family admission is also available for $20 and includes 2 adults and 4 youth. All taxes included. For more information, please visit www.langpioneervillage.ca.

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