Annual Steam Day 2022
Linbrook Heritage Estate
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Come join us for a fun day
on the farm!






- Live demonstrations generating

electricity with steam

- Complimentary Snacks

(ice cream, drinks, pintos)

- Admission is FREE!

- Museum exhibits open for touring



Every first Saturday in October

from 9am - 5pm



The Neal Agricultural and Industrial Museum 

5507 Snyder Country Road Trinity, NC 27370

all the fun in one day

Live Music by Donna Hughes

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Don't miss out on the live performance by Donna Hughes! She will be performing at 11 AM on Steam Day.

"Donna Hughes has written north of 500 songs.  She has released 6 albums, containing mostly original material. Her songs have been recorded or performed by Multiple Grammy Winner Alison Krauss & Union Station, Grammy Nominated Band-The Seldom Scene, Wyatt Rice's solo Album (with Vocals by Dale Ann Bradley & Russell Moore), The Snyder Family, Kati Penn, Kim Robins, Linda Lay, Wilson Banjo Co., Amanda Cook, Darren Beachley, A.J. Lee & The Tuttles, Grass Country, Carlos & The Banditos, Nu-Blu & 2004 Country Colgate Showdown Winner Heather Shelley, as well as Bria Kelly of The Voice/America’s Got Talent, Newtown, and various other Artists both well known & undiscovered, around the world.  


Donna’s songs have been written about every subject from being stuck at Walmart, to dogs on chains.  She tries to balance life through song, from the spectrum of emotions life has to offer, from hilariously funny, to extremely sad.  Donna has judged Songwriting Contests & Conducted Songwriting Workshops around the Nation. 


Donna's career received a huge boost, when the Late & Legendary Tony Rice, approached her about producing an album for her, which he did, entitled “Gaining Wisdom.”


Her next CD after that, “Hellos, Goodbyes & Butterflies,” was produced by the Late & Extraordinary J.D. Crowe. 


Both phenomenal men were staples of the Bluegrass, Acoustic & Americana Genres. It was an incredible opportunity of a lifetime, to get to work with both as Producers. Both opportunities opened many doors for Donna. Both of these captivating albums had amazing guests, such as Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, Rhonda Vincent, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sonya Isaacs, Carl Jackson, Alecia Nugent & more. 


Donna's more notable appearances have included private performances for Race Car Giant Richard Childress; opening for David Bromberg at B.B. King’s in NYC, playing the World Renowned Music Festival "Merlefest," playing The Bear Trap in Wyoming, The Ossippee Festival in Maine, the PBS  “Song of the Mountains" in Marion, VA, the PBS Program "Live from the Dennison Lodge" in Dubois, Wyoming, multiple performances at Bluebird Cafe & The Station Inn, both in Nashville, multiple times at Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta, opening for Marty Stuart at a Premier Dinner Club near Washington D.C. known as "The Birchmere." Donna has opened for many Country Stars such as Ricky Skaggs, at Dollywood, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush & Tony Rice on their solo Tours, Joe Diffie, Gene Watson, and numerous other popular, high profile venues.   


Donna has played in Nebraska, Montana, Greer-SC, Goshen-Connecticut, Gettysburg-PA, Chicago-Illinois, Washington D.C.,Wyoming, New York City, Abingdon/Marion/Richmond-Virginia, Nashville/Memphis-Tennessee, Florida, Atlanta/Hiawassee-Georgia, Birmingham-Alabama, Louisville-Kentucky, West Virginia, Portland-Maine, Overton/Houston-Texas, & everywhere in between!


Stay tuned, as Donna will continue to write songs & make records packed with original material. 

Donna is an Award Winning Realtor in North Carolina, and enjoys spending her spare time on her Grandaddy's 3rd Generation Farm with her Belgian Horses, her Bassett Hound, her Beagle, other rescue Animals, and painting Barn Quilts."



  • Parking is provided at the event for FREE!

  • There will be limited seating provided so feel free to bring your own chair!

  • Restrooms are provided on-site.

  • Most exhibits are handicap accessible.

  • The event will happen rain or shine; most exhibits are covered if not indoors.

  • We do have a gift shop with licensed John Deere merchandise

  • Payment for gift shop items and admission can be made by check, card, or cash at the admissions booth.

If you have any questions visit the contact page and send us a message or call 336-861-6959