Steam Threshing Festival
June 17 - June 19
The annual Steam Threshing Festival is held the second weekend in June. The dates for the next Festival are June 17-19, 2022. Visitors will see very rare steam engines, one-of-a-kind trucks and automobiles, large gas engines, prairie tractors, and horses.
Throughout the weekend, visitors can tour the many museums and historical displays on the grounds. Exhibitors and guests enjoy the live farm demonstrations including grain threshing, log sawing, plowing, ensilage cutting, oat hulling, shingle making, horsepower testing, corn shredding, corn binding, baling, lumber planning, feed grinding, corn shelling and much, much more.
In 2022, we will host the Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors and will feature the complete line of machinery and equipment related to the Hart-Parr and Oliver brands. The Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors will hold their annual banquet June 18 at 6 p.m. at Friendship Hall. Tickets are $30 with a registration deadline of May 20, 2022. Registrations can be printed and mailed with payment. Click here to reserve tickets to the banquet.
Chapters of the Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors are invited to have vendor space. The deadline to register is June 3, 2022. Click here to print chapter vendor registration form.
We welcome those who exhibit all makes and models of farm equipment. Although each year has a feature focus, we have room for displays of all makes and models. There is no fee to exhibit.
Admission to the Festival is $10 for all three days. Children aged 12 and under are admitted free. There is no admission fee for exhibitors.
For the 2022 show, special tours have been arranged. Tours include the Winnebago Plant Tour at 1 p.m. both Thursday and Friday; a tour to Charles City historical museums and a tour to Algona area historical museums and sites. To see complete details for the tours and to pre-register, click here.
During the 2022 show, we look forward to hosting Brian Baxter and Classic Tractor Fever as they film an episode of the show. The Classic Tractor Fever television series is shown on a regular, weekly rotation on the RFD-TV network. RFD-TV network reaches over 35 million homes through cable and satellite providers. For over twenty-five years, Classic Tractor Fever has been actively supporting and promoting the preservation of American agricultural history. CTF wants future generations to realize, understand, and appreciate the importance of our rural heritage.
Brian Baxter is the producer and host of the Classic Tractor Fever television series. For over 20 years, Brian has worked to promote the preservation of America’s agricultural history, classic farm tractors, and machinery. Though he did not grow up on a farm, Brian’s grandfather and Uncle did farm in Indiana with Farmall, Ford, and Oliver tractors. And, as a teenager, Brian spent part of one harvest season driving a 1949 Farmall M with a mounted two-row corn picker. Brian spent nine years as a television farm broadcaster. He began producing CTF in 1997.
For a complete schedule of events, click here.