Old Time Farming Traditions And Entertainment Set For Meriden Threshing Show

Harvest the old fashioned way will be demonstrated as highlight of the 43rd annual Meriden Threshing Show.

“Threshing will be featured, but we have a full schedule of activities Friday through Sunday, July 19-20-21, at the Meriden Antique Engine and Threshers Association grounds just east of town on Highway K-4,” according to Jess Noll, president.

A flea market with craft spaces is planned throughout the show, with concessions available at the chuck wagon.

There’ll be threshing Friday and Saturday at 10 o’clock and at 2 o’clock all three days with a parade also at 1:30, every day.

“This year we’ll be featuring Massey Harris tractors, along with all sizes and makes of rare one-cylinder gasoline engines. However, all tractor and engine owners are welcome to participate,” Noll said.

A garden tractor pull is planned Friday evening at 7 o’clock, Saturday morning at 9 o’clock, and Sunday morning at 11 o’clock.

The children’s pedal tractor pull and an antique tractor pull with are Saturday afternoon starting at 3 o’clock.

Musical entertainment will feature Sierra on Friday evening, and 4Closure is on stage Saturday evening. It’s suggested everybody bring their lawn chairs for comfortable enjoyment of the shows which will start at 8 o’clock.

Bloomfield Church begins at 9 o’clock, Sunday, and there’ll be a slow tractor race at 10:30.

In addition to these specially planned attractions, visitors can tour Cottonwood Station, the living history town. They’ll see the Benedict Meyer log cabin built in 1854, among other replications of life nearly two centuries ago.

The most complete working blacksmith shop in the Midwest will be in operation. A thick and thin sawmill is to be cutting lumber each day.

Information is available at www.meridenthreshers.org, and on Facebook.

Those attending the 43rd annual Meriden Threshing Show, July 19-20-21, can tour the general store at Cottonwood Station, living history town.