Central North Dakota Steam Thresher's Reunion

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PO Box 375, New Rockford, ND
September 19th, 2014 - September 21st, 2014

Central North Dakota Steam Threshers Reunion is held every year on the third full weekend in September in New Rockford. The 56th annual show is Septrmber 19-21, 2014. The event showcases old-time machinery with emphasis on steam tractors used in the early days of agriculture in North Dakota. A daily parade of engines is held at 2 p.m. each day. This year's feature is Case. A 30-60 Case steam tractor will be in the show.  It is one of only a few working Case 30-60s in the world. Plowing will be done Friday and Saturday with this tractor,as well as with gas tractors and horses. Threshing is done daily at 3:30. A working sawmill run by a steam tractor is demonstrated several times a day. Replica steam engines are on display. Old-time music is available, with this year's Saturday entertainment provided by the Cathy Erickson Band. On Sunday, Milo Hutzenbuhler will provide two entertaining shows. An old-time cook car breakfast is served daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other food vendors are available. Many other displays and demonstrations are found across the show grounds. A craft sale and flea market are open from Friday noon through Sunday afternoon.

Other features include a tractor pull on Saturday at 3, a kids' pedal pull Saturday morning at 10, an all-faith church service Sunday morning at 9 a.m., including a memorial service. The Eddy County 4-H will be serving a full roast beef dinner Saturday and Sunday. 

Other items of interest are a working blacksmith on Saturday and Sunday, potato picking on Friday,and Pioneer village featuring a church, school house, souvenir building and post office. Camping is available and reservations can be made by calling 701-047-2084. 

Admission is adults $7/day or $15/weekend; ages 13-17: $4/day or $6/weekend; ages 12-under free.

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Event Category
  • Concerts & Live Music
  • Craft Shows
  • Fairs & Festivals
  • Family-Friendly
  • History & Culture