EAU CLAIRE — About 1,500 people braved three days of August heat to take in the Chippewa Valley Antique Engine and Model Club’s 55th annual Pioneer Days Aug. 10-12 at Pioneer Park just south of Eau Claire.
“Everything went well, but it was very, very hot,” said Connie Odegard, coordinator of the event’s flea market. “We went through a lot of water.”
This year’s Pioneer Days featured stationary hit-and-miss engines. During the event, the show ground is home to steam engines, wood sawing, a shingle mill, blacksmithing, threshing and a craft and flea market.
“We had a lot of treasure seekers and a lot of treasure sellers,” Odegard said.
Pioneer Days is held annually during the second weekend in August. Oliver will be the featured tractor for the 2019 event.
For more information, visit http://www.pioneer-days.org.