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18th Annual Tompkins Center

Historical Society


Saturday, September 16, 2023  9:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday, September 17, 2023 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

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

Flag Raising Ceremony - 9:30 AM Saturday


Tompkins Town Hall  And Stewart Farm Property  (No Alcohol)



  • 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

  • Historic Timeline and Displays

  • Native American Encampment  -  Military Encampment

  • Car Show (Saturday 10:00 - 2:30)

  • Classic Tractor Parade (Saturday 3:00) 

  • Flea Market and Craft Show (Vendors Invited)

  • Food Wagons and Lots of Live Music Both Days

  • Many Demonstrations and Displays Throughout the Grounds


 This is a wonderful FREE family event with something for everyone.  Bring your family and friends and spend the weekend with us.    Lots of fun for everyone! 

Camping: **must pre-register before the Festival. There is limited space. Camping Form Here. Please contact Robin Ellis (contact below). 

Golf Cart/UTV/ATV Registration Form Here

 For more information, contact Robin Ellis (517) 937-5161


Further Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities: Are you interested in volunteering for any of these events? If so, please let us know in the contact form found here. We are always looking for new help and talent! 


Food Vendor: If you are interested in being a food vendor for our events, please fill out this form and return it to us via email at

Flea Market: If you are interested in a booth at our flea market, please fill out this form and follow the return directions on the form. 

18th Annual Tompkins Steam Show

Saturday, September 16, 2023  9:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday, September 17, 2023  9:00am - 3:00pm


Both days the event will be held on the Stewart Property:10138 Tompkins Road, in Tompkins Center, MI


  • Working Steam Engines & Saw Mill

  • Tractor Pulls & Garden Tractor Pulls

  • Kiddie Tractor Pulls - Saturday 12:30

  • Car Show (Saturday Only) 10:00 - 2:30

  • Food Wagons   

  • Live Music


For More Info: Call Larry Barson (517) 581-1894


17th Annual Tompkins Historical

Society Car Show

Saturday, September 16, 2023 10:00am  -  2:30pm

Held at the Tompkins Town Hall 9999 Tompkins Road in Tompkins Center, Michigan 49277


Rain Date:  Sunday, September 17, 2023
If rain date is necessary, it will be announced here on the website. 


$10 Entry fee (No need to pre-register)


Dash Plaques for First 100 Cars, Best of Show, Township Board Choice, People's Choice, Car Owner's Choice, Top 10, Supervisor's Choice, Bob Payne Memorial Trophy
Door Prizes Awarded Every 1/2 Hour


For Car Show Information, please contact

John Tuttle (517) 569-3263

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