The 58th annual Almelund Threshing Show will begin Aug. 8, featuring all sorts of tractors, attractions and a whole lot more.
The show continues to attract people of all generations from across the country and even internationally. It has become a place of summer destination for those who enjoy all things tractors, threshing, country life and even history in terms of how the early settlers worked and played.
Events start on Friday, Aug. 8, and conclude Sunday, Aug. 10. The weekend will include youth tractor safety clinics, tractor pulls and even a pedal tractor pull for kids ages 5-10 beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. Dance to The Killer Hayseeds on Friday night and the Rockin’ Hollywoods Saturday night.
Daily attractions include steam threshing, a steam powered sawmill, silage cutting, the popular flea market, antique gas engines, a lath and shingle mill and a tractor display with more than 700 machines expected. One lucky visitor even will win an Oliver Super 55 tractor.
Kids can attend primary school classes at the Clover Blossom Country School. They can play ring toss, jump in a sawdust pile and take in a petting zoo.
The attractions continue with glass blowing, women’s exhibits, a Johnson Implement replica 1940s IH dealership, a barber shop, miniature exhibits, a blacksmith shop and a car and truck show featuring rural farm vehicles from 1957 and older. Visitors also can visit the historic courthouse, pioneer log buildings, Milwaukee Road Railroad Depot, mercantile store or just enjoy the 60 acres of freshly cut green grass.
Located at 17760 St. Croix Trail, Taylors Falls, the show is hosted by the Almelund Lions Club, Almelund Threshing Company and Almelund Volunteer Fire and Rescue. Admission is $15 for all three days or $10 per day; kids 12 and under can enter for free.
For more information, schedules and more, visit www.almelundthreshingco.org.