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Discover Mid-America —August 2004

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Old-time threshing shows in Mid-America

The following is a sampling of August and September shows featuring restored threshers, steam and gas engines, tractors, etc. Most shows also incorporate antique cars and trucks, parades, demonstrations, flea market, antiques, crafts, quilt shows, food vendors and other attractions. Show dates subject to change; call before driving. For more information visit or call the numbers listed below:


Aug. 12-14: Hope, Rusty Wheel Old Engine & Tractor Show, Don Shilling, 903-793-8304
Sept. 9-12: Siloam Springs, 13th Annual Fall Tired Iron of the Ozarks Antique Tractor Show. Larry Morrison, 479-524-0450
Sept. 10-12: Gentry, Tired Iron of the Ozarks Fall Show, Larry Morrison, 479-524-0450
Sept. 11-12: Scott, 13th Arkansas Antique Tractor & Engine Show, Holly Houser or Ben Swadley, 501-961-1409


Aug. 21-22: Vernon, Olde Tyme Saturday, Dean Witte 970-332-5554
Aug. 21-Sept. 5: Pueblo, Antique Farm Equipment Show at Colorado State Fair, Front Range Power Assn., Wes Stratman, 719-948-2778


Aug. 7-8: Hamilton, “Take a Peek at the Past,” Western Illinois Threshers show, 217-847-2690
Aug. 12-15: Sycamore, Sycamore Steam Show, Northern Illinois Steam Power Club, Chuck Malsch, 262-279-6102
Aug. 14: Momence, Antique Tractor & Classic Truck Show, Sue Butterfield, 815-473-2670 or 472-8382
Aug. 19-22: Pinckneyville, 45th Annual Steam Gas and Threshing Show, American Threshermen Assn., Charles Green, 618-458-6613
Aug. 21: Mendora, The Tractor Show, Hank Walsh, 815-434-4077
Aug. 28-29: Jerseyville, 14th Annual Olden Days, Tri-County Antique Club, Elizabeth Schwab, 618-639-4192
Aug. 28-29: Mapleton, River Valley Antique Assn., Wayne Oldfield, 309-245-4620
Aug. 28-29: Chillicothe, Annual Farm Heritage Days, Three Sisters Park Living History Farm, Frances Perkins, 309-792-2416
Sept. 10-11: Carrollton, Classic Iron Club & Green County Days, Gary Hallock, 217-889-2292
Sept. 17-19: Atkinson, 43rd Annual Show, Antique & Tractor Assn., Roger Mixer, 309-792-2416
Sept. 18-19: Carlinville, Fall Festival, Macoupin Agricultural Antique Assn., Nancy Lange, 217-854-8500
Sept. 18-19: Mapleton, 16th Annual American Heritage Collectors Club, Sally Johnson, 309-673-1590
Sept. 25-26: Waucondo, Lake County Farm Heritage Fall Festival, Lake County Farm Heritage Assn., Terry L. Abbott, 847-438-6470, 2244


Aug. 1: Bedford, Antiques on the Bricks: Car and Tractor Show, 712- 523-3637
Aug. 6: Bellevue, Bellevue Truck and Tractor Pull, 563-872-3259 or 5830
Aug. 6-8: Marshalltown, Mid-Iowa Antique Power Assn. Annual Show, 641-752-2147
Aug. 13-15: Albert City, Threshermen and Collectors Show, 712-843-2076
Aug. 14-15: Osage, 9th Annual Cedar Valley Memories Power Show, Mitchell County Historical Society, Robert Johnson, 641-732-9978, 5756
Aug. 21: Eldora, Threshing Day, 641-939-3767
Aug. 21-22: Belmond, Prairie Homestead Antique Power and Country Craft Show, 641-444-4635
Aug. 21-22: Glenwood, Keg Creek Days, Keg Creek Antique Machinery Show, Fred W. Courtier, Jr., 712-527-3872, 2896
Aug. 22-22: Dewitt, Eastern Iowa Threshers Show, Winston Smith, 563-847-6530
Aug. 22: Bellevue, Deppe Threshing & Antique Day, Sue Deppe,563-872-4170
Aug. 27-29: Cedar Falls, Antique Acres Old Time Power Show, Harold Pries, 319-352-2598
Aug. 29: Auburn, 24th Annual Sigman Threshing & Antique Power Show, Arlin Sigmon, 712-688-7782
Sept. 2-6: Mount Pleasant, Old Threshers Reunion (see article this issue), 319-385-8937
Sept. 4-6: Charles City, 39th Cedar Valley Threshers Reunion, Cedar Valley Engine Club, Kelly Barnett, 641-435-4361
Sept. 11-12: Marcus, Grand Meadow Heritage Festival, Larry Clausen, 712-376-4759
Sept. 12-19: Irwin, Greenridge Steam & Gas Antqiue Show, Howard Mickelson, 712-782-3263


Aug. 6-8: McLouth, McLouth Threshing Bee, Heart of America Antique Steam Engine & Model Assn., Gary Royer, 913-796-6836
Aug. 6-8: Goessel, 31st Annual Goessel Threshing Days. (John Deere equipment featured), Mennonite Heritage Museum and Wheat Heritage Engine Club, 620-367-8186 or 8111
Aug. 20-22: Winfield, K and O Gas and Steam Engine Show and National Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assn. Show & Meeting, 620-221-7608
Aug. 27-29: Haviland, Southwest Kansas Antique Engine & Threshers, Melissa Kultgen,620-793-3062
Sept. 10-12: Ottawa, Power of Past Antique Gas Engine & Tractor Show, featuring Warner Engines made in Ottawa, 785-242-1411
Sept. 11-12: Sabetha, 38th Old Albany Days, Albany Museum, Kennt Alderfer, 785-284-2694
Sept. 24-26: Fredonia, 6th Annual Wilson County Old Iron Club, Byron Githens, 620-378-3307
Sept. 25-26: Meriden, KS. Fall Festival, Meriden Antique Engine & Threshers Assn., Gary Bowen, 785-484-3705


Aug. 13-14: Cabool, 17th Annual Fall Show, Ozarks Older Iron Club, Roger Holm, 417-962-3827
Aug. 13-15: Tracy, 42nd Annual Platte County Steam & Gas Engine Show, Darla Hunt, 816-238-8315
Aug. 20-22: Hamilton, North Missouri Steam & Gas Engine Show, Fred Moss, 816-583-2007
Sept. 2-5: Boonville, Back to the Farm Reunion, MO River Valley Steam Engine Assn., Dennis Ficken, 660-882-8475
Sept. 11-12: New Hampton, Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assn., Branch 87, Bennt Humphrey, 660-439-2485
Sept. 17-19: Shelbina, NEMO Old Threshers Show, Northeast Missouri Old Threshers Assn., Charles Dodd, 573-588-2151
Sept. 24-26: Eldon, Osage River Antique Power Show, Elwood Hachler, 573-392-5868
Sept. 24-26: Chilhowee, 22nd Annual Antique Show & Tractor Pull, Paul Singer, 660-647-5876
Sept. 25: Marquand, Pioneer Days, Larry or Allison Boyer, 573-783-7835 or 7649
Oct. 2-3: Marshall, Mid-Missouri Antique Power & Collectables. Elmer Zimmerman, 660-837-3422


Aug. 7-8: Genoa, Heritage Power Assn., Monte Swantek, 402-993-2487
Aug. 8: Sterling, 22nd Annual Antique Machinery Show, Robert Wolff, 402-866-2122
Aug. 13-15: West Point, Cuming County Fair, Jerry Wymore, 402- 727-6797
Aug. 20-22: Scribner, Dodge County Fair, Nebraska Antique Power Assn., Jerry Wymore, 402-727-6797
Sept. 11-12: Clay Center, Old Trusty Antique Engine & Collectors Show, Joyce Schlick, 402-329-4245
Sept. 18-19: Pierce, Pierce Old Time Threshers Bee, Elwood Meier, 402-329-4245
Sept. 18-19: Gering, Harvest Festival at Farm & Ranch Museum, Marvin Crom, 308-436-5070
Sept. 19: Bennington, Mohr Family Reunion, Nebraska Antique Power Assn., Jerry Wymore, 402-727-6797
Sept. 25-26: Gretna, Elkhorn Valley Antique Tractor Assn. Annual Show, Benny Benschoter, 402-551-4779


Aug. 28: Guymon, Antique Tractor Pull, 580-338-6056
Sept. 15-18: Tecumseh, Frontier Days (Antique Tractors), 405-598-8666
Sept. 17-19: Sulphur, Antique Tractor Show, 580-369-3578
Sept. 24-26: Fairview, 19th Annual Threshing Bee, 580-227-2265

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