Located in the beautiful Pastime Park in Plain City, Miami Valley Steam Threshers 70th Annual Show and Reunion will feature Oliver. You will be able to enjoy not just our large display of tractors, steam and gas engines, but also watch them being used in our demonstrations throughout the day. Nightly entertainment includes tractor games, lawn mower pulls, a grand parade through downtown, steam engine spark show and tractor/truck pulls, all included for $5 admission.
This is a wonderful family event. You will learn about antique steam engines. You will get to see tractor pulls, how farm equipment is really used in past and present times.
You can shop for new and antique items. Activities for the children.
Those who attend the Will County Threshermen’s Association Show can expect to be transported back to yesteryear. Steam engines, antique gasoline tractors, gas engines, antique automobiles, and other machines provide a working testimonial to the genius of previous generations.
A typical day on the show grounds begins with the clank of scoops. Like their historic counterparts, today’s engineers are building coal fires in the fireboxes of their steam engines. Soon, smoke is trailing skyward from a dozen smokestacks. One by one, engineers turn on their blowers, and the hiss of steam assists the draft. Before long, iron flywheels revolve, and the first engine chuffs forward from its berth in the overnight line-up. Its great driver wheels carry the steamer softly across the turf.
Perhaps the engine is going toward the water wagon or the coal pile, but it may be ready to belt to the fan that tests the engine’s power or to the sawmill. In the vicinity of the parade route are antique automobiles glistening in the early sunshine. Their owners have ensured that not so much as a fingerprint mars the waxed surfaces of their vehicles. Further on stand the concessions with the aroma of coffee drifting on the morning breeze. In the shade of venerable oaks rest gasoline engines of every size, color, and description. Within the hour, several of them will contribute their snappy exhausts to the symphony of sound.
The vendors in the flea market are carefully lifting the plastic sheets that have covered and protected their wares overnight. They greet passersby with friendly conversation. Along the sloping hills stand row on row of antique tractors. Most are gasoline fired, but a few burn kerosene. The tractors comprise an open-air museum of working machines. In a few hours, many of them will take part in the tractor pull. Many also will demonstrate plowing in a field close by.
Nearby, an Avery Yellow Fellow thresher and at least one other separator stand by, ready for their crews to arrive. When a proud steam engine is belted to the Yellow Fellow, thus powering it, the pitchers toss bundles of wheat into the thresher’s mouth, the straw rains down from the windstacker, and the clean grain pours into a wagon. Spectators are treated to a memorable scene.
The nearby corn sheller portrays another important facet of America’s agricultural past. By the time the steam engines blow their whistles to announce that it is the noon hour, the showgrounds are alive with motion. Horses pull wagons loaded with families. In the shade of the oaks, people gather to eat lunch (available on the grounds) while all around them are the sights and sounds of another era–an epoch that nostalgic writers term “the good ol’ days.”
After the parading, the threshing, the corn shelling, the saw milling, the tractor pulling, and the plowing, the day settles gently into evening. Possibly a steam engine will conclude the festivities by burning sawdust while working on the fan, thereby providing a spark display at dusk.
The Will County Threshermen’s Association is pleased to present four full days of such entertainment with lasting educational value for all. The show is small enough to offer a friendly, stress-free atmosphere while large enough to provide a comprehensive view of America’s rural legacy.
This July in n. Colorado, the public is invited to celebrate agricultural history in action!
Visitors can enjoy viewing a priceless collection of amazing antique tractors, implements, and engines on display at the Greeley Old Time Farm Show on July 19, 20 and 21st, 2019, from 9 am to 5 pm each day.
Got something old, rare, restored or rusty? Bring it by to display, no charge.
The Longs Peak Tractor Club will be bringing many of their old rare collections for the public to admire.
Schedule of activities include:
Set up by Friday, July 19th, 9 am-5 pm – Open to the public
Saturday, July 20th, 9 am -5 pm – Open to the Public
The main day, not to miss. Activities include a sanctioned garden tractor pull, antique equipment demonstrations, mule farming, a wheat harvest, straw baling, antique sawmill operation, blacksmithing, a parade of power, and rides. Fun for all ages.
An auction and food fundraiser include steaks, burgers and more.
Saturday will be the best day to see all thrashing, pulling and mules. The mule club will be working the fields with their teams, there on Saturday only. Check this art out before it’s lost. They’ll be plowing the field and harvesting wheat the old fashioned way before tractors were invented.
The stationary engine club will be there, doing small engine displays.
The Colorado Tractor Pull Association is sponsoring a sanctioned Garden Tractor Pull on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 from 10 am to 3 pm.
9-10am: Threshing machine demonstration
10:30-11:30am: Corn sheller demonstration
12 pm: Parade of power, review and live demonstrations!
Sunday, July 21st, 9 am – 5 pm – Open to the public, demonstrations continue. Last chance to admire the collection of old restored and rusty antique tractors, hit and miss engines, trucks, cars and garden tractors on display. More food available to keep you satisfied . Wrapping up and tearing down.
Hosted by the Greeley RV Park and Campground.
810 East 28 Street, Greeley, Colorado, 80631
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Kids 12 and under with an adult admission
A steam powered “Threshing Bee” on a family farm, featuring steam powered grain threshing, steam powered saw mill, snow fence making machine, stone ground flour mill, antique tractor pull, kiddie pedal pull, flea market, tractor display, gas engine display, blacksmith shop, shingle mill, Sunday prayer service, live music, raffle, saw dust coin pile for kids, train rides for kids, slow tractor race. Pancake breakfast, parade, country store, food vendors.
Our Fall Harvest Festival is a great event to have fun with the whole family! Lots of live demonstrations including a steam powered sawmill, threshing, shingle making, corn shelling, and field demonstrations. We have a market now featuring members of Indiana Grown. We have a kids area and a kiddie tractor pull, antique cars, trucks, and military vehicles and plenty of food and shade available!