Color photos by Farnam Arts

The Saw Mill in operation

Admission is just $5.00 and children under 12 are free

Once a year we "Crank up" the old equipment and run demonstrations.  You will see an old sawmill in operation, a "hit & miss" motor driven log splitter, and a variety of of uses for "hit and miss" engines of all sizes.  You can also see a liquor still in operation, and weaving demonstrations.  In addition, you can take a tour of the park behind a 1950's tractor, watch a blacksmith at work, eat some ice cream, or just listen to the music.  The grist mill will be cranked up for demonstration and a limited supply of cornmeal and grits are available to purchase. 

Once again the food concession will be run by Stubbs BBQ! 

The Crank-Up is always the weekend after Mother's Day.

The 43rd Annual Crank-Up will be held May 18 & 19, 2024

1870 Steam Engine

Ole Gilliam Mill Park