Crosby prepares for 50th Annual Threshing Show

Participants use a steam engine to run a threshing machine during the 2015 Divide County Threshing Show. This year’s event, the 50th annual, starts on Friday, July 19.

The Pioneer Village near Crosby is getting ready to celebrate 50 years of farming history with the annual Threshing Show, featuring three days of fun for the whole family!

Friday, July 19

The Threshing Show kicks off on Friday with the Tractorcade at 9 a.m., featuring a parade of tractors to the Pioneer Village. The parade is followed by Women Teaching Women Steam Engines at 2 p.m. and the free community barbecue from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and the Ryan Keplin Band at 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 20

Take in Women Teaching Women Steam Engines at 10 a.m., with a parade at 1 p.m., classic car and bike show at Vournas Field, from noon — 4 p.m. as well as a Threshers Meal, Children’s Games including the pedal tractor pull, the Farm Toy Show and the ever popular Talent Show at 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 21

Start the morning off with a community church service at 9 a.m., with a parade at 1 p.m.

There are many other exciting things to take part in throughout the entire weekend, including:

Operating sawmill turning out lumber during the day.

Operating blacksmith shop with demonstrations throughout the day.

Stationary engine displays both outside and inside the gas engine building.

Engine and tractor models (all model makers welcome).

Old time threshing on the north hill following the parades.

Plowing exhibitions in the northwest field with 8-bottom plow behind a steam engine, a gas tractor, and horse-drawn plowing, following the parades.

Antique flea market open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

Farm toy show Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visit our reorganized historical Society Museum on the grounds, featuring both new and updated displays! Open all weekend.

Living museum with 22 restored, historic buildings full of old photos and memorabilia in our Pioneer Village.

Over 100 tractors, including a number of operating steamers.

Free horse drawn bus rides

Admission is $10 daily, or you can purchase a three day pass for $20. Ages 12 and under are free.

The Pioneer Village is located along Highway 5, just west of Crosby.

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