Old Threshers Days is back this weekend

Old Threshers Days is returning in 2021!
It will be the 40th show, though technically not the “annual” 40th show as Old Threshers Days was not held in 2020 thanks to COVID-19.

It is back this year, though, with three days of Old Threshers activities, September 10-12, at the Old Threshers Grounds and adjoining Yuma County Fairgrounds. While nearly everything is held outdoors, there will be hand sanitizer and masks available throughout the grounds.
Something new this year will be sheep dog trials on Saturday, September 11, at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the arena at the fairgrounds.
Wheat threshing will be demonstrated twice a day, all three days. A six-team power unit runs an IHC sheller each day. There will be horse-powered baling, plowing, grinding, shelling and planting.
Watch the blacksmith working in the Blacksmith Shop. The 1894 Sawmill demonstrations run twice a day. The Garden Tractor Pull will be on Friday evening. Live entertainment and Old Time Music will entertain the crowds on Saturday evening. There will be live music at different times and places throughout all three days. Saturday evening is Antique Tractor Pull.
See exhibits, including the world’s largest barbwire tool collection and an extensive quilt exhibit. Many other interesting exhibits are shown throughout the Old Threshers and Yuma County Fairgrounds.
Several teams of Draft Horses & Spans of Mules provide great excitement with live demonstrations. Six teams will power the Case Dingee – Woodbury Sweep Horse Power Unit, powering an old-time corn sheller. Teams demonstrate old-time farm equipment, including plowing with Champion reverseable disk plows. An old horse-powered baler is demonstrated twice each day.
Sunday morning you can see some of the best pulling teams compete for prize money in a very impressive Draft Horse Pulling Contest. These teams pull over twice their own weight, and some weigh in at over a ton per horse.
Double Tree Antique Tractor Pull is on Saturday afternoon, plus a pull under the lights Saturday evening. The Sunday afternoon pull is the Grande Finale of the show. See these drivers and antique tractors compete for the longest pull or greatest percentage of the tractors’ weight pull.
The State Final Pedal Tractor Pull will be held Sunday morning. Check out the youngsters competing a trip the national pull.
The Parade of Power is held Saturday around lunch time. If it runs, drives or moves, it will be in this great display of power from yesterday. Each vehicle passes up Main Street in Old Town, and the announcer identifies each owner and type of vehicle in the parade.
A fun feature on the Old Threshers Grounds is Old Town along Old Main Street. Old Town Buildings are filled with original furnishings, tools, equipment and collections. Buildings include a church, school, bank, creamery, land office, a store with barbershop, blacksmith shop, Veteran’s Museum, a house, and old-school printing press and more. Each building is filled with authentic items from the past.

There will be rope-making demonstrations, kids entertainment, Bob Chrismer’s wood carvings, and church services on Sunday morning. Shuttle rides will be available to transport visitors all over the expansive grounds.
The show is free to everyone, so get out to the Old Threshers Show, September 10-12, the first since 2019.