Threshing Days

Country Threshing Days, August 1 – 3, 2014, Goessel, KS. Featuring International Harvester.

The Company’s major event is the annual old-fashioned country threshing demonstration and show in Goessel, KS. More than 100 exhibitors from a 7-state area display and demonstrate antique equipment related to farming during the past century. Additional demonstrations and ethnic Mennonite food are provided in conjunction with the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum.

Country Threshing Days is August 1 through 3, 2014. This year we are featuring International Harvester. Admission is five dollars at the gate or four dollars in advance. Admission is free for children under 12 years of age. Advance admission buttons are available at Keith’s Food and the Mennonite Heritage & Ag. Museum in Goessel. Admission buttons are good all three days.

2014 Country Threshing Days Schedule of Events, click here for a printable schedule.

Friday, August 1, 2014
7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast (WHEAT Hall)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum Open
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (WHEAT Hall)
12:00 p.m. Gates open
All Afternoon Sawmill
All Afternoon Pedal Tractor Raffle tickets on sale, caps and t-shirts on sale (Building #1)
2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Large Engines Start-up (large engine building)
3:00 p.m. Threshing
3:30 p.m. Field Demonstrations – wheat/corn binding, corn shelling, plowing
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Supper (WHEAT Hall)

Saturday, August 2, 2014
6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast (WHEAT Hall)
8:00 a.m. Gates open
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum Open
9:30 a.m. Parade on Main St., line up at 9:00 a.m., map at exhibitors booth
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Food served (Preparatory School)
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Uncle Milt’s Shed Children’s Activities
11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. Threshing
11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Field Demonstrations – wheat/corn binding, corn shelling, plowing
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (WHEAT Hall)
12:30 p.m. Prairie Tractor Start-up
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church historian available, trace your ancestry (Immigrant House)
2:00 p.m. (registration at 1 p.m.) Pedal Tractor Pull (Building #1 lean-to)
2:00 p.m. Quilting Demonstration (arts and crafts, WHEAT Hall)
All Afternoon Sawmill
All Afternoon Blacksmith (sawmill building)
All Afternoon Pedal Tractor Raffle tickets on sale, caps and t-shirts on sale (Building #1)
2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Large Engines Start-up (large engine building)
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Supper (WHEAT Hall)

Sunday, August 3, 2014
7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast (WHEAT Hall)
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (WHEAT Hall)
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Uncle Milt’s Shed Children’s Activities
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum Open
12:30 p.m. Large Engines Start-up (large engine building)
1:00 p.m. Crafts Demonstration (arts and crafts, WHEAT Hall)
2:00 p.m. Antique Tractor Pull (west end of grounds)
1:00 p.m. Sawmill
1:30 p.m. Threshing
2:00 p.m. Field Demonstrations – wheat/corn binding, corn shelling, plowing
2:00 p.m. Pedal Tractor Raffle Drawing
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Supper (WHEAT Hall)

4-on-4 Sand Volleyball Tournament www.tdayssandvb.org
August 1 – 3, 2014 at the West Branch Park in Goessel.

Anyone desiring to exhibit or demonstrate equipment is welcome to do so during the Country Threshing Days. Exhibitors receive free admission. For further information contact us.  Vendors are also welcome during the Country Threshing Days. More information on the Contact page.

Campers are welcome, however no hook-ups are available on the show grounds. Local facilities are available in Hillsboro or Hesston. Four RV hook-ups in Hillsboro, which is 15 miles north-east of Goessel. For more information visit: cityofhillsboro.net/forms/84-facilities-rental reservations can be made in advance by contacting city hall (620)-947-3162. Twenty-two RV hook-ups in Hesston, which is 12 miles south-west of Goessel. For more information visit: cottonwoodgrove.com or call (620)-327-4173.

2015 Country Threshing Days will be July 31 through August 2. The feature will be prairie tractors and stationary engines.