The Dover Steam Show

Our 53rd Year

Any Tractor or Garden Tractor manufactured between 1959 and 1980

New this year on Friday night!
Garden Tractor Pull

August 19, 20, & 21, 2016
Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds
Dover, Ohio

Click here to check out the Flyer for this year's show

2016 Show Program
Tractor Pull Rules
Garden Tractor Pull Rules

 We will be raffling off this handmade barn on Sunday, August 21st, at 3pm!
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The tickets are available in the Secretary's office under the Grandstand. Winner need not be present to win.

The Tuscarawas Valley Pioneer Power Association Inc.

The TVPPA was founded in 1963 by a group of steam enthusiasts from the Tuscarawas Valley. They felt that the area would support a steam show. They wrote up the bylaws of the association with the mission statement being "The purpose of this organization is to further the public's interest and appreciation of the power of the past that made our future bright."
The first "Show" was held  August 8 & 9,1964 at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds with ten Steam Engines and  about the same number of tractors in attendance. The first show was a success, with enough money being made to pay the bills. The show expanded to a three day show in 1966 and have held that number until today.
The forty eight Charter Members are almost all gone now, with only Shorty Miller remaining. Shorty is the only person to our knowledge to have attended all 51 shows.

We have lived with the bylaws set down by the charter members with only a few minor revision over the years, but Section 2 of our By-Laws have not changed, "It's purpose shall be for the preservation and perpetuation of antique power equipment and furthering the public appreciation of Antique Americana".

types of antique power are displayed and we encourage you to bring any type of labor saving device used either on the farm or in industry.

Some of the Good People Who Make the Steam Show Go

The Dover Steam Show through the years.

TVPPA Meeting's

Our regular meetings are held the first Sunday of each month, (except September, no meeting). They are held at the old Brandeywine Grange Hall located just west of Dover off of State Route 39 on County Road 139. From I-77 (Exit 81) take St Rt 39 west about 3 to 4 miles, look for a silo on the left side of the road with a church sign painted on it. Turn Right at the next road, (County Rd 139) follow to the first building on the left. All meeting's start at 1:30. Everyone is invited to come to a meeting and see first hand how our organization works.
If you have any questions or comments please contact us through the contact box or with any of our emails or phone numbers

Emily Weldon 330-844-5415
Jeff McClenaghan 330-447-0752
Rick Logan 330-432-3392