PHOTOS: Visitors enjoy pieces of yesteryear at Antique Power Show


HASTINGS — The 27th annual Antique Power Show at the Little Log House Pioneer Village was held July 28-30.

More than 50 restored buildings, a replica of the Hastings Spiral Bridge, flower gardens and other restored machines were on display for visitors.

In addition, the show featured demonstrations at the rock quarry, the printing press, the blacksmith shop and more. Other events included the daily parade, re-enactments by the Cannon Old West Society and a tractor and truck pull.

The annual Antique Power Show is held during the fourth weekend of July. Steve and Sylvia Bauer created the village to display some of southern Minnesota's most prized historical artifacts. The village began in 1987 when Steve brought a little log cabin to the farm. The Bauer's restored it and then slowly started collecting and restoring more buildings and artifacts.

The three-day event is only held once a year for the general public to come view and enjoy the pieces of history.