Makoti Threshing Show provides everyone a good time

COVID-19 has been terrible to the world, the United States and North Dakota in so many ways. People sick, lives lost – all of us hurting in some way or another, mostly for each other.

Locally, some of our most cherished events such as the State Fair and Norsk Hostfest have been canceled. While that is far less a big deal than the suffering people have endured, this hurts too.

Ahh, but this weekend another of our favorite draws promises to please crowds despite the pandemic. July 10-12 the Makoti Threshing Show will go on.

The threshing show is usually held in September, which can be cold and wet, so being able to walk the sprawling grounds on a hopefully pleasant summer day could be a pleasant change for attendees.

Coupled with the fact that people have less to do outdoors these days, the change in dates could be beneficial to the 60th annual event.

It’s also Makoti’s 109th anniversary, so there is a lot to be celebrated.

This year’s show will have 300 operating units. If you are attending for the first time, the giant parades of working antique farming equipment that begin at 1 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday are not to be missed.

Let’s just hope the weather cooperates for one of the few big attractions still on the calendar in this part of the state. It should be a good time for everyone.


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