Threshers Reunion starts Thursday at fairgrounds


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Antique machinery enthusiasts will gather at the Fulton County Fairgrounds for the 72nd Annual Reunion of the National Threshers Thursday through Sunday. Peerless steam engines, above, will be among the featured machinery at the show.


The National Threshers Association will hold its 72nd Annual Reunion Thursday through Sunday at the Fulton County Fairgrounds north of Wauseon. Featured at this year’s show will be Peerless steam engines and machinery, manufactured in the late 1800s and early 1900s by the Geiser Manufacturing Company of Waynesboro, Penn.

Cockshutt tractors, produced in Ontario, Canada will also be spotlighted during the four days of festivities. The International Cockshutt Club Inc. will be holding its 2016 ICCI Summer Show in conjunction with the reunion

Recognized as the oldest event of its type, the 2016 NTA Reunion will attract several thousand visitors from around the world. Attendees will see dozens of steam traction engines – predecessors to today’s farm tractors – in addition to hundreds of antique tractors and gas engines.

Daily demonstrations at this year’s show include grain threshing; sawmill, shingle mill and veneer mill operations; plowing; horsepower testing; and machinery parades with covered grandstand seating for spectators. Steam engine spark shows are scheduled for Friday and Saturday after dark, while musical entertainment, a kiddie tractor pull, food concessions and flea market booths are among the other highlights.

One-day admission is $5, and a four-day membership is $10. Children 12 and under are free with an adult admission. Old Timer’s Day admission, on Thursday is $2 for those 65 and older.

For more information visit www.NationalThreshers.com.

Antique machinery enthusiasts will gather at the Fulton County Fairgrounds for the 72nd Annual Reunion of the National Threshers Thursday through Sunday. Peerless steam engines, above, will be among the featured machinery at the show.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2016/06/web1_Peerless-Tractor-1.jpgAntique machinery enthusiasts will gather at the Fulton County Fairgrounds for the 72nd Annual Reunion of the National Threshers Thursday through Sunday. Peerless steam engines, above, will be among the featured machinery at the show.

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