Wednesday, July 16, 2014

2014 Will County Threshermen's Show at Round Barn Farm in Manhattan

The Will County Threshermen's Association will host its annual Summer Show Thursday, July 17th through Sunday, July 20th, 2014 at the Round Barn Farm Park in Manhattan, Illinois.  Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. 

Antique farming enthusiasts will display how steam-powered machines served the needs of farmers in the early 1900's by: sawing logs:


Separating wheat from chaff:


A wide variety of antique tractors will be on display:


Live plowing demonstrations are also planned:


The show is a great way to bring history to life for younger children.  For example, parents could create "where was it made?" scavenger hunt for kids.  Parents could ask their kids to look on each piece of antique machinery and write down where it was manufactured.

For a full schedule, go here.