CROWDS of young and old flocked to the first day of SteamFest 2013 at Sheffield yesterday.
The annual event offers a trip back in time to the era of steam engines, draught horses and vintage machinery.
The three-day event - which continues today and tomorrow - offers attractions such as blacksmithing, draught horse ploughing, military vehicle displays, working bullock teams and stone crushing demonstrations.
Organising committee president Chris Martin said one of the highlights this year was the Tasmanian Lighthouse demonstrations.
"We had a fantastic first day, and it's the best show we've put on yet," Mr Martin said.
He said crowd numbers were comparable to last year, but there were a lot more exhibitors touting their collectables and wares - including 110 craft and food stalls and 70 vintage car displays.
"So many people have said what a wonderful day out it is for the family," Mr Martin said.