Thousands Visit 41st Annual Edgar Antique Show and Flea Market

It's the 41st annual Edgar Antique Show and Flea Market. All weekend thousands came out to shop, see and enjoy the hundreds of antique farm gear the show had to offer. This is year 15 for Gary Hennig and his two daughters, and like every year the family had their prized 1924 Minneapolis steam engine on display.

"I met this engine when I was 12 years old as a kid, and fell in love with it," said Hennig, "It was a neighbor from an uncle, and he made sure that when I was in my 20s he sold it to me and then he gave it to me in his will. So it stayed in my family." Hennig said his steamer is the last engine the company ever made, and he plans to keep it in the family for generations to come.

The Edgar steam show provides the village with a lot of the areas rich history from the 20th century. The very first show was held on August of 1974 in Wausau, but was later moved to Edgar a year later.

"At this particular show there's a lot of big tractors and steam engines that you don't see anywhere else in the country," said Hennig.

Martin Rudawski has been coming to the show and flea market every year since the early 90s. "It's so much fun... you get all day entertainment," said Rudawski, "And it's enjoyable, all the old farm equipment (is) a lot of stuff that I grew up with."

Rudawski said he usually comes to sell things but this year he decided to do a little shopping with his two-year-old great-granddaughter.

The show wraps up today, but they'll be back like clock work next year on the last weekend of August.


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