Steam Threshers Show set for July 16-19 in PC

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Wyatt Downard of Camden, Ohio, gives Ross Baughman of Nelsonville, Ohio, a ride around Plain City’s Pastime Park, site of the Miami Valley Steam Threshers Show. They are headed to the sawmill to cut some wood. The half-scale Case steam engine was built in the 1960s.
Wyatt Downard of Camden, Ohio, gives Ross Baughman of Nelsonville, Ohio, a ride around Plain City’s Pastime Park, site of the Miami Valley Steam Threshers Show. They are headed to the sawmill to cut some wood. The half-scale Case steam engine was built in the 1960s.

(Posted July 9, 2015)

The 66th Annual Miami Valley Steam Threshers Association Show and Reunion will take place July 16-19 at Pastime Park. located on U.S. Route 42 on the north side of Plain City. The show’s main entrance is at the park’s north gate.

General admission is $5 at the gate. Camping is available on a first come, first served basis. On Thursday, admission for senior citizens is $2. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with an adult. An annual membership in the association is $15 and comes with two show passes.

All gas engines and tractors are wel-come. This year’s featured maker is Massey Ferguson Harris. Daily activities include: displays of steam engines, antique tractors, gas engines, model engines and hit-n-miss engines; shingle mill, sawmill, veneer mill, drag saw, threshing, baling and blacksmith shop demonstrations; Baker fans, Ashcraft fans and Prony brake; and children’s activities.

The show schedule is as follows:

Thursday, July 16

10 a.m.—Opening ceremonies

11 a.m.—Ohio Ag Net

11 a.m.—Shingle and veneer mills periodically until noon

11 a.m.—Tractor games

1:15 p.m.—Shingle and veneer mills

3—Wheat threshing

6—Lawn and garden mower racing (www.letsmow.com for more information)

Friday, July 17

10 a.m.—Opening ceremonies and flag raising

10 a.m.—Shingle and veneer mills periodically until noon

11 a.m.—Wheat threshing

1 p.m.—Wheat threshing

1:30 p.m.—Shingle and veneer mills, periodically

1:30 p.m.—Children’s games

3 p.m.—Wheat threshing

6 p.m.—Grande Parade downtown

7 p.m. Horse pulls with Buckeye Pullers

8 p.m. Ohio Village Muffins vs. Plain City Baseball Association coaches

Saturday, July 18

10 a.m.—Opening ceremonies and flag raising

10 a.m.—MVSTA fun pull, $10 hook fee

10 a.m.—Shingle and veneer mills, periodically until noon

11 a.m.—Wheat threshing

1 p.m.—Cornhole tournament

1 p.m.—Wheat threshing

1:30 p.m.—Shingle and veneer mills, periodically

1:30 p.m.—Children’s games

3 p.m.—Wheat threshing

6 p.m.—Tractor and truck pulls (See www.cotpc.com for details.)

Sunday, July 19

8 a.m.—Church services

10 a.m.—Opening ceremonies and flag raising

10 a.m.—Shingle and veneer mills, periodically until noon

10 a.m.—OSATPA tractor pull

1 p.m.—Wheat threshing

2 p.m.—Kiddie tractor pull.

The Miami Valley Steam Threshers Association is a non-profit organization. Volunteers are always welcome. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to: P.O. Box 364, Plain City, OH 43064.

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