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Sycamore Steam Show

August 11-14, 2022

Sycamore Steam Show

August 11-14, 2022

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Show Attractions

The Sycamore Steam Show has so many amazing attractions that you really have to just come see it for yourself! 
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Show Attractions

The Sycamore Steam Show has so many amazing attractions that you really have to just come see it for yourself! Below we’ve featured a few of the attractions that you’ll see when you visit the Sycamore Steam Show! Click each box to find out more!

Daily Activities

Show Opens- 7:00 am each day.

Buildings Open- 8:30 am.

Parade – 1:30 pm Daily

Noon Whistle- 12:00 pm Daily

Show Closes- 5:00 pm

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Plan Your Visit

Steam Engine Safety Valve

Admission is $7.00

Children under 12 are free!
Thursday Senior Citizens are $5 

Tickets may be purchased at the gate. 
Cash is accepted.
Show admission is included in Club Membership. Find out more here.

Nichols and Shepard Steam Engine operating Saw Mill

Directions

Taylor Marshall Farm
27707 Lukens Road
Sycamore, IL. 61078

Show Map

Show Map is not to Scale

Sycamore Steam Show Map

You're welcome to bring...

Food

There is tons of delicious food available from Vendors at the show, but you’re also welcome to bring your own food into the show grounds.

Hearing Protection

Steam Shows are loud! If you or your little one have sensitive ears, hearing protection is highly recommended!

Wheelchairs

Wagons, strollers, wheelchairs, and mobility scooters are very welcome at the showgrounds!

Lawn Chairs

Coming to watch the parade or plan to spend a lot of time viewing demonstrations? You’re welcome to bring your lawnchair!

Cash

You’ll want to be sure to bring Cash with you to the Steam Show! Gate Admission and many vendors only accept cash. If you need more cash while you’re at the show you’ll find an ATM in the Malsch building.

Golf Carts, Pets, and Alcohol are not permitted on our showgrounds. We appreciate your cooperation!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my Golf Cart?

No. Golf carts and other off road vehicles are not allowed. 

Single person handicapped wheelchairs and scooters are welcomed!

Are pets allowed?

No. Pets are not allowed on the showgrounds. 

Why are the Steam Engines driving backward through the parade?

All the engines and tractors are assigned a number that identifies who and what they are to the person announcing them. The myth is, that someone posted the number on the wrong side fo their engine, and they simply drove backwards for the speaker to still be able to read it.

The truth is it is just kinda fun.

Why do Steam Engines drive so slowly?

Well, for one, they are extremely heavy. They cannot go any faster than 2.5 miles per hour or they will literally fall apart. These machines were also designed to take on strenuous amounts of work and therefore they were not designed for speed.

Why do all the engines whistle at noon?

They are making sure you know it is time for lunch!
Historically, the farmers were spread throughout the fields, and the loud engine whistle could call them all back for lunch.

What does two short whistles mean?

Two short whistles which means the belt is about to start, or engineers will also use this at the show to alert the people around them that they are about to move the engine.

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