56th annual Pioneer Days in Eau Claire

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Chippewa Valley Antique Engine & Model Club hosted the 56th annual Pioneer Days this weekend at Pioneer Park.

Steam engine tractor at the 56th annual Pioneer Days in Eau Claire.

Organizer Connie Odegard says Pioneer Days is a way to preserve history and give people a look into a simpler time.

"Well so people know how things used to be. Everything is so modern now and this big fancy equipment. We're taking us back a few years. It is fun watching the kids and how big their eyes get when they see the steam engines roll by."

Odegard said there was a large turnout Saturday and Sunday. Next year’s event will feature steam engines with six already committed.