Entertainment for 2018 is yet to be determined.
Talented musicians and vocalists are encouraged to enter the Talent Show and Contest during the Threshermen & Collectors Show. The Talent Show and Contest starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday. There is no entry fee and all ages and types of entertainment are welcome. There are three age groups: 18 and over with $400 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for a third place prize; age 12 to 17 with prizes of $200, $100 and $50; and age 11 and under with prizes of $75, $50 and $25. Anyone interested in participating should contact the Threshermen Office at (712) 843-2076.
The Feature Parade is held each day at 10:30 AM and is strictly for items belonging to the year's feature. Those interested in entering and driving something through this special daily parade are asked to stop in the Registration Office and make sure their entries are registered.
Pictured: 2017 Feature Parade Marshal, Bob and Arlene Meseck.
The Threshermen Parade is held each day at 4:30 PM and lasts for close to an hour. Entries include antique trucks, autos and tractors, military vehicles, color guard, and other miscellaneous items.
SAFETY RULES: Drivers must be able to adequately and safely control and stop their vehicle. Riders are only allowed on a secure seat or platform and/or standing behind the rear axle of vehicle and any towed implements. Young drivers are HIGHLY encouraged to have a parent or responsible adult ride with them. Small tractors - no more than one passenger. Riding on fenders is not permitted.
Pictured: 2017 Threshermen Parade Marshals Randy Bobolz and Darrel Schnetter with their families.
Friday Night Fun Pull
The Friday Night Fun Pull takes place on Friday evening after the Threshermen Parade (right around 6:00 PM) at the north end of the field activities at the track. This special event is only for tractors belonging to the year's feature. Even though we keep it simple, with no entrance fees or prizes, this pull proves to be tons of fun for all!
Antique Amateur Tractor Pull
An Antique Amateur Tractor Pull is held on Saturday at 9:00 AM. Participants are asked to read through the Rules & Regulations, then print the Registration Form, fill it out completely, and bring it along. (Copies of both are also available onsite the morning of the pull.) The cost is $20 per hook, payable at the time of registration. Trophies are presented to the winners in each division.
Old Fashioned Games
Old-fashioned games for children of all ages are held each day at 1:00 PM south of the Petting Barn area. Lasting about an hour, the games vary from hoop rolling and sack races to water balloon toss and watermelon seed spitting. A corn or sawdust pile with coins inside wrap up the activities each day, with children getting to keep whatever amount they find! There is no need to sign up in advance - have your kids just show up, join in the fun, and continue adding Threshermen ribbons to their growing collections!
A Pedal Pull is held on Saturday at 10:00 AM in front of the Red Craft Building. This is a free event for all children between the ages of 4 and 12, and is sponsored and run by the B.V. County Farm Bureau. There are four age groups: 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12. Each child receives a participant ribbon, and the winner in all classes receives a trophy. Tractors will be switched for each class, so they are size-appropriate. A table is set up just outside the Red Craft Building for children to sign up on Saturday morning.
Join us after the Old Fashioned Games for potato-digging fun! Watch the draft horses pull the potato digger through the plot, then stand back while the children gather the potatoes! Sacks are provided.
This is an activity offered for the young and old alike. Participants can choose to use the Eye Spy Picture Bingo on one side, or the riddles on the other. These pictures and riddles help both children and families discover the many activities and displays around the grounds. Sharp eyes and eager feet are all that are required. Guests are encouraged to stop in the Gas Station building anytime throughout the weekend to pick up the fun, free activity sheet.
Memberships to the Association are a great value! Your season pass is included with your annual dues! A couples membership is just $35 and includes two season passes. A single membership is just $25 and includes one season pass. For more details, click here.
We are a 501c(3) organization with the show operated by volunteers. Donations can be designated for specific areas, such as the land fund, or will go into the general operations fund. All donations are tax deductible.