Threshers Show: Full steam ahead in Plain City

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(Posted July 5, 2017)

The 68th Annual Miami Valley Steam Threshers Association Show and Reunion is set for July 13-16 at Pastime Park, located on U.S. Route 42 (North Chillicothe St.) 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 welcome. This year’s featured maker is John Deere. 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 13

10 a.m.—Opening ceremonies

1 p.m.—Steam thresher parade

7:30 p.m.—Horse pulls with Buckeye Horse Pullers

Friday, July 14

10 a.m.—Opening ceremonies and flag raising

10:30 a.m.—Tractor ride

1:30 p.m.—Children’s games

6 p.m.—Grand parade downtown

7 p.m.—Ohio Village Muffins vs. Pleasant Valley Dutchman baseball game

7:30 p.m.—Lawn and garden mower racing (www.letsmow.com)

Saturday, July 15

10 a.m.—Opening ceremonies and flag raising

10:30 a.m.—MVSTA fun pull

1:30 p.m.—Children’s games

3 p.m.—Steam engine parade

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

Sunday, July 16

8 a.m.—Church services

10 a.m.—Opening ceremonies and flag raising

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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