Central North Dakota Steam Thresher's Reunion
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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