Freedom Festival and Steam Engine Show

The Tompkins Center Historical Society Freedom Festival and Steam Show celebrates the small farming community of Tompkins Township, in Jackson County. Both the festival and steam show are held on the Stewart Property; a family farm that has been converted into a museum by the Tompkins Historical Society.

Historic Relevance

The Stewart Property started off as a Centennial Farm in Tompkins Township in the early 1900s and is now the annual home of the Freedom Festival and Steam Engine Show. The Festivals begins with a flag raising ceremony, and throughout the day one can expect to discover working steam engines, tractor pulls, bake sales, and more!

Modern Day Fun

This is a wonderful free event with something for everyone; bring your family and friends and spend the weekend exploring Tompkins Township farming history.

When and Where

Saturday, September 21, 2019  9:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Both days held on the Stewart Property: 10138 Tompkins Road. Rives Junction, MI 49277 (in Tompkins Center)


Working Steam Engines 

Working Saw Mill

Teeter Totter   

Rock Crusher

Tractor Pulls / Garden Tractor Pulls

Silent Auction 

Kiddie Tractor Pulls (Saturday 12:30)

Guided Museum Tours    

Bake Sale

1838 Log Cabin w/ Play Area for Kids  

3 Working Blacksmiths

Tour the 1800's Kirkby One Room School House

NEW! Miniature Horse Pulls (Sunday 12:30)

Historic Timeline and Displays

Native American Encampment  -  Military Encampment

Car Show (Sunday 10:00 - 2:30)

Flea Market and Craft Show (Vendors Invited)

Food Wagons and Lots of Live Music Both Days

Many Demonstrations and Displays Throughout the Grounds

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