Archive for Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Annual threshing bee slated in McLouth

Event begins Friday

July 30, 2008


McLouth will be buzzing this weekend.

The 51st annual McLouth Threshing Bee, which this year features Allis Chalmers tractors and Rumley machinery products, begins Friday with the antique and classic tractor pull at 7 p.m. A dance will follow from 8 p.m. to midnight.

On Saturday, a drive-in car show and youth pedal tractor pull begins at 10 a.m. and a garden tractor pull begins at 11 a.m. Steam threshing will take place twice, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, the Outlaw Hotrod/Mini-Rod Tractor Pull is set to start, the same time the ATV pull will get under way.

On Friday and Saturday, a band will play from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The threshing bee wraps up Sunday with church services at 9 a.m., followed by steam threshing at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. At 7 p.m., the final event of the three-day festival will be the Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull Association's tractor pull.

Throughout the threshing bee, flea market vendors will be on site, and other events - pony rides, inflatable slides and rock climbing - will be offered for children.

Admission to the threshing bee grounds is $10 for the entire bee if purchased Friday or Saturday. A pass purchased Sunday is $15. Admission for children 5 and younger is free. People may bring their own coolers by paying $5. Coolers may not contain glass bottles.


Quigly 9 years, 9 months ago

maybe we should be threshin some teenagers rather than hurtin those poor bees

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