The Minnesota Valley Antique Farm Power & Machinery Association’s threshing show is an annual celebration of the area’s rural agricultural heritage.

The Minnesota Valley Antique Farm Power & Machinery Association’s threshing show is an annual celebration of the area’s rural agricultural heritage. The event is a time for friends, families, and anyone interested in the “good old days” to come together to reminisce, tell stories, and admire the machinery that changed  not just the history of rural America, but the entire country.

This year is the MVAFP & MA’s 37th Annual Threshing Show, and will be held  on Aug. 18-20 at Heritage Hill, which is located  east of Monte­video on Hwy. 7.

The organization traces its roots back to August of 1977, when Funk’s Seed Corn hosted a variety plot tour at the Duaine Kurtzbein farm located six miles northeast of Montevideo. A number of area farmers brought old stationary gas engines and tractors to display as an added attraction.

The  group of farmers shared a common interest in preserving agricultural history, and as a result, the Minnesota Antique Farm Power & Machinery Association was born.

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