From Friday through Sunday Heritage Park of North Iowa will be holding its Annual Steam Threshing Festival. This three day event is full of actives for the whole family. Admission is $6 per day or $10 for all three days. On Friday join us for our Annual Consignment Sale, in conjunction with Fox Auction Company, featuring antique tractors, implements, households, tools, literature, memorabilia and much more. See the Show Guide below for complete details and interesting articles. We have also added tractor pulls to this year's event.
Featured Brand: Ford & Ferguson
Event Poster Show Guide (Link TBS)
Things to See and Do
Heritage Park of North Iowa is home to a very impressive collections of steam traction engines, prairie tractors, threshing machines, crawlers, flywheel engines, row crop tractors and much more. Come and see what all we have. The rotating images above show a small sampling of some sights from previous events, you may click on any image to view a larger image.
Kid's activities on Saturday from 11-3:00 will include petting farm animals, naturalist Lisa Ralls at the trapper's cabin, face painting, trolley rides, punkin' chunkin', tug-of-war, gunny sack races, 3-legged races, kick-the-can, Annie-I-Over, butter-making, find coins in a haystack, hammer and nail pounding, and the Pioneer Village museums will be open.
Kids activities on Sunday from 11:00-3:00 will include assisted horseback rides, kids fun old-fashioned-outdoor games, trolley rides, face painting, punkin' chunkin', find coins in a haystack, make butter, wash clothes on a washboard, beat rugs, and visit the museums in the Pioneer Village.
Our antique tractor pulls will be Sunday. We are pleased to be working with Blue Ox Sled Company to provide these events. See the posters below for details.
We are golf cart friendly as long as you follow these rules:
- All motorized vehicles must be registered and you must show proof of insurance
- You must be at least 16 years old to operate the vehicle
There will be multiple forms of entertainment available at the Steam Threshing Festival. Be sure check out the Schedule of Events for a full listing of entertainment options. One of these entertainers will be Carver Creek Bluegrass a band of five siblings ranging in age from six to twenty-one from Carver, MN. Carver Creek sings bluegrass, folk, country and old-time music. Instrumentally they use the banjo, guitar, fiddle, penny whistle, ripsaw and cow fiddle. Visit their website for more information on the band.
Another entertainer on hand for the event is Gary Froiland. Gary is a solo musician that combines the 5 string banjo, guitar, bass, harmonica, dobro and fiddle into his programs. You can see an example of Gary's talent with this video.
Corn and Bologna Feed
At approximately 5:30 PM on Saturday there will be an all you can eat sweet corn and bologna feed at the Heritage Park Steel Wheel cafe. Ticket prices are $6. The sweet corn and bologna are prepared using steam from one the steam engines exhibiting at the show. All the amenities are provided. Come and have a great time and a great meal.
Heritage Park has opportunities for vendors at the annual Steam Threshing Festival. The above link provides full information.
Heritage park has camping available for attendees at the Steam Threshing Festival, there are also various area hotels available. The above link has all of the information.
Have an interesting item you would like to bring to show at the event? Click the above link to get information on bringing your Exhibit.