July 18-21: 70th Annual Steam Threshers Show in Plain City

(Posted July 10, 2019)

The Miami Valley Steam Threshers Association will hold its 70th Annual Show and Reunion July 18-21 at Pastime Park, 344-350 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City.

The event celebrates all sorts of old-fashioned engines. Daily activities and displays include steam engines, antique tractors, gas engines, a working shingle mill, sawmill and veneer mill, drag saw, threshing, baling, model engines, and a swap meet. Each year, the association chooses a different make to spotlight; this year’s pick is Oliver equipment.

Admission is $5 at the gate. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with an adult. On Thursday, visitors 55 and older are admitted for $2 until 2 p.m. An annual Steam Threshers membership is $20 and includes two show passes.

Gates are open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. July 18-20 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 21.

See www.miamivalleysteamshow.org for details, email mvstashow@gmail.com, or call the main office during the show at (614) 270-0007. For concessions and vendors info, contact Karen Holthaus at (937) 726-7273 or kmt32009@live.com.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, July 18

($2 admission until 2 p.m. for 55 and older)

10 a.m.–Opening ceremonies

2 p.m.–Steam engine games

5 p.m.–Touch a tractor/truck

6 p.m.–Lawn mower and steam engine test pulls (Brian Cox, pullinggardentractors.com, 740-360-8635)

Periodically–Wheat threshing, shingle and veneer mill

Friday, July 19

10 a.m.–Opening and flag-raising with member memorial

10:30 a.m.–Tractor ride

1 p.m.–Steam engine parade

6 p.m.–Grand parade downtown

8 p.m.–Smokin’ Ham Band

Periodically–Wheat threshing, shingle and veneer mill

Saturday, July 20

9 a.m.–Registration for lawn mower pulls

10 a.m.–Lawn mower pulls

10 a.m.–Opening and flag-raising

1 p.m.–Steam engine parade

6 p.m.–COTPA tractor and truck pull (light pro stock, hot rods, natural super stock, 2.5 diesel work/stock, for rules see www.cotpa.com)

Periodically–Wheat threshing, shingle and veneer mill

Sunday, July 21

8 a.m.–Church services

10 a.m.–Opening and flag-raising followed by OSATPA tractor pull

2 p.m.–Kiddie tractor pull

Periodically–Wheat threshing, shingle and veneer mill

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