Preparations being made for 2017 Threshing Shows

While we are just in the early stages of spring, organizers are busy at work getting ready for the various threshing shows to be held later this year in locations around the region.

Threshing shows will be held in Makoti, Lansford, Crosby and Drake.

The following is a plan of what organizers have planned for their 2017 shows:

57th annual Makoti Threshing Show

Dates: Sept. 23-24

Cost: $10 buttons sold at the gate is the admission. High school-aged students and younger are free.

Location: 11 South Main, Makoti.

Schedule of events:

Stationary engine display; North Dakota’s largest crawler collection on display; indoor flea marker; mucker demonstration (10 a.m.); plowing demostration (11 a.m.).

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45th annual Lansford Threshing Show

Dates: June 24-25

Cost: $5 admission (Children 12 and younger are free)

Location: South side of town

Schedule of events:

Lansford Cafe Open (8:30 a.m. to noon); country church (9 a.m.); Steve Stark – historical speaker (10:30 a.m.); ice cream social (noon); parade (1 p.m.); kiddy tractor poll (2 p.m.); threshing of wheat (3 p.m.)

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48th annual Crosby Threshing Show

Dates: July 14-16

Cost: $10 daily; $20 for three days; children 12 and under are fee.

Location: Pioneer Village on Highway 5 west of Crosby.

Schedule of July 15 events:

Parade (1 p.m.); sawing of lumber and running of equipment; talent show; silent auction; games for kids.

More information: call John at 965-6489.

49th annual Drake Threshing Show

Dates: Sept. 9-10

Cost: $5 per person for a prepaid button or $7 at the gate.

Location: 1/2 mile west of Drake on Highway 52.

Schedule of events:

Parade (both days, noon); Tractor poll (both days); kids pedal tractor pull (Sunday); vendor show (both days); bingo (both days); trackor give away (tickets will be out soon).

More information: call Warren at 626-7337 or email at