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Illinois Amish Heritage Center
Did you know that steam threshing was a common summertime activity on almost every farm in the late 19th and early 20th centuries? Come see how the threshing machines separate the wheat grain from the chaff and straw as they are powered by large steam engines. It’s a great way to go back in time and see how machines have evolved over the years!
Our 4th Annual Steam Threshing Event will feature the harvesting and threshing of oats. Take a trip back in time by cutting and binding the oats with a horse-drawn mechanical binder prior to the event. On the day of the event the dried shocks will be loaded on to horse drawn wagons and transported to the threshing machine.
Yummy food, antique and vintage farm equipment, and blacksmith/horse shoeing demonstrations. Children’s games & activities, train rides, and a petty zoo will be available for them to participate in all the fun! Donations accepted but not required.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – FRIDAY, July 31, 2019
1:00 p.m. – Show Opens – ALL ACTIVITIES OPEN – SCHROCK AND YODER HOUSE OPEN – ALL FOOD and DRINK CONCESSIONS OPEN
1:00 p.m. – Steam Threshing Oats – Wagon #1
1:30 p.m. – Corn Shelling / Cob Grinding
2:00 p.m. – Stationary Baling
2:30 p.m. – Hay Loading
3:00 p.m. – Steam Threshing Oats – Wagon #2
3:30 p.m. – Corn Shelling / Cob Grinding
4:00 p.m. – Stationary Baling
4:00 p.m. – Dynomonitor Demonstration
4:30 p.m. – Hay Loader
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Chicken Supper $7.50
5:00 p.m. – Threshing Oats – Wagon #3
5:30 p.m. – Corn Shelling / Cob Grinding
5:30 p.m. – Line up – Parade of Power
6:00 p.m. – Parade of Power
7:00 p.m. – Threshing Oats – Wagon #4
7:00 p.m. – Quarters in the Straw Stack
7:30 p.m. – Corn Shelling / Cob Grinding
7:45 p.m. – Hay Loader
8:00 p.m. – Show Closes
FIELD DEMONSTRATIONS, EXHIBITS, AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES WILL BE ONGOING ALL WEEKEND LONG.