Field Day of the Past
Goochland, United States
In the summer of 1992, a few steam and gas engine enthusiasts gathered for an informal discussion on the possibility of hosting a steam and gas engine show in Goochland County, Virginia. They organized as Rockville-Centerville Steam and Gas Historical Association and hosted their first show in October of that year. About 5,000 people attended. The revenue from this show was used to support local organizations.
Field Day operates as a not-for-profit organization and contributes to many local charities, organizations, and non-profits, including the Massey Cancer Center, Boy Scouts of America, American Heart Association, several hospices, area rescue squads and fire departments, Habitat for Humanity, area churches, Goochland Food Pantry and many others.