Among them is the Minnesota Valley Antique Farm Power & Machinery Association's Threshing Show, which takes place east of Montevideo this weekend at Heritage Hill.

 

As the hot, hazy summer of 2018 winds down, some early signs of fall are harbingers of the season to come. Among them is the Minnesota Valley Antique Farm Power & Machinery Association’s Threshing Show, which takes place east of Montevideo this weekend at Heritage Hill.

This year’s show marks the 38th year of the event, which had it’s humble beginnings during a Funks Seed Corn event at the Duaine Kurtzbein farm northeast of Montevideo in 1977. From 1981 to 1986 the threshing show was held down the road at the Denneth Kurtzbein farm.

The threshing show continued to grow, and in 1987 it was relocated to the Chippewa County Historical Society’s Swensson Farm Museum, where it stayed until 1998. Late that year, the organization purchased a 25 acre parcel of land at the intersection of Highway 7 and County Road 7 east of Montevideo.

 

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