Goessel City Governemnet Community Community Events

38th Annual Country Threshing Days  Aug. 2-4, 2013

The W.H.E.A.T. Company’s major event is the annual old-fashioned country threshing demonstration and show in Goessel, KS. More than 100 exhibitors from a 7-state area display and demonstrate antique equipment related to farming during the past century. Additional demonstrations and ethnic Mennonite food are provided in conjunction with the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum.

Country Threshing Days is August 2 through 4, 2013. Admission is five dollars at the gate or four dollars in advance. Admission is free for children under 12 years of age. Advance admission buttons will be available at several Goessel businesses. Admission buttons are good all three days.

             Line up along Main Street on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 9:30 for one of the most interesting parades in Kansas.  The parade features antique tractors, cars and a variety of floats and other entries.  After the parade is over, head over to the Goessel Elementary School for some ethnic German food or grab a bite to eat on the Show grounds.

            Come and learn how Mennonite Immigrants came to Central Kansas in 1874, admire antiques, listen to the sound of the windmill as you stroll through the museum grounds and visit the Immigrant House and Turkey Red Wheat Palace where artifacts from those early households and farms, are displayed. Other buildings include: the Krause House, South Bloomfield School, Schroeder Barn, Goessel Preparatory School, Goessel State Bank, and the Friesen House. Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum 

            Other events presented by the Wheat Heritage Engine & Threshing Company, include threshing, baling, plowing, sawmill demonstrations, toy displays, small engines, old gas & oil field engines, steam engines and tractors, antique farm machinery exhibits and concludes with an antique tractor pull on Sunday afternoon.  For more information and a schedule of events visit www.wheatco.org  - admission charged


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