Chesapeake Area Metalworking Society

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Upcoming or One Time Events

CAMS Yardsale and Picnic, Lorton, Virginia

in the fall each year, typically September or October

Photos from the 2001 yard sale, click here.

Photos from the 2008 yard sale, click here.

Annual Events

CAMS machinists yard sale - an annual event usually held on a Saturday in late September or October. This event includes a pot luck cookout for club members. Located in Lorton, VA.

PATINA antique tool show/fleamarket/auction is held in early spring each year in Damascas, Maryland. In 2000 the show/fleamarket was held Saturday, 11 March 2000 and the auction was held Sunday 12 March. click here for web site

Tools, tools, and more tools.  Emphasis on antiques, but current tools welcome.   Woodworking 50%,  metalworking 20%, blacksmithing 10%, and 20% other tools.   Bargain hunters should plan to hit the outdoor tailgating area by 8AM.  Many tailgaters close up and go inside for warmth and shopping by 10 AM. Held at the Fireman's activity hall, Lewis Drive, Damascas, MD click here for map

Cabin Fever Expo model engineering show currently held in mid-January in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA. This is a fantastic, large show, and also includes a used machine tool auction the Friday before the show. See:

The "Spring Fling" is a blacksmithing event held out in the country near Warrenton, VA by the Blacksmithing Guild of the Potomac.  This event was held on April 17th and 18th. in 1999 and is typically held about this time each year.  Lots of  demonstrations and a good flea market.   Registration fee was $30.00 in 1999, and liability waivers are required.  The guild's web site is at:

There is an annual antique Gas and Steam show in mid-April at the Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD. Contact phone number for the "Friends of the Agricultural History Farm Park" is 301-670-4661 or check the "Calendar of Events" on this web page:

Tuckahoe is an annual  show held west of Easton, MD on rt.50, typically the weekend after the fourth of July. There is a pavilion devoted to modelers, with a live steam manifold. There is also a flea market covering several acres with machine tools, engines, etc. and also an auction of machinery of all kinds. Our CAMS club maintains a Machine Shop Museum exhibit at the show. See the Tuckahoe web page here:

Field Day of the Past is a steam and gas show held near Goochland outside of Richmond, VA, typically in mid-September. This is an annual show with lots of permanent displays as well as the yearly exhibits and flea market. Lots to see. They have a web page here:

Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association show. This is held annually in spring at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds in Berryville, Virginia - just off route 7. In addition to the real engines, there is a pavilion devoted to modelers and a large outdoor swap fest. They have a web page here:

Somerset Steam and Gas Engine Association show. This is held annually the last full weekend in August. The show grounds are six miles from Orange, Virginia, near the intersection of State Routes 20 and 231. For more information, call 540/672-2495 or 540/672-3429. Antique engines of all types, tractor pull, flea market, and activities for the whole family..

Carroll County Steam & Gas Engine Show held annually in early September at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, MD. ``Gathering of the Orange'' -East, Allis Chalmers equipment exhibit, sponsored by the Mason Dixon Historical Society. Flea market; dinners; parade. Free admission; no pets or alcohol allowed. Information: 410-848-7775 or 410-876-2667. URL:

Rough & Tumble Engineers Assn. Threshermans Reunion: Kinzers, Rt 30 midway between Lancaster & Coatesville, PA in mid-August. Contact: Rough & Tumble, (717)442-4249.

Maryland Steam Historical Society show at the Arcadia Carnival Grounds, off MD Rt. 30 near Upperco,  MD in mid-September. Contact: Nancy Marken, (410)239-7447


Antique tractor and/or steam and gas shows are held in many places around the area during warm weather. There is a good index to them at:

CAUTION - dates may be old!!!

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