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It’s a John Deere Year

Celebrating Door County’s rural, agricultural heritage, the Valmy Thresheree, sponsored by the North Eastern Wisconsin Antique Power Association, is three days of family entertainment, Aug. 17-19. Visitors can see threshing machines in operation, antique hay balers, demos of corn bindering, oats combining, etc.; and many other antique machines showing off what they can do. For this 36th annual Thresheree, the featured manufacturer is John Deere. The tractor raffle, which benefits the Valmy Thresheree Foundation, is a 1952 T030 Ferguson with loader that’s restored and has a new coat of paint. Only 500 tickets will be sold at $20 each. The drawing is Aug. 19 at 5 pm.

Food and refreshments will be served all weekend. New for this year is a pancake breakfast on Aug. 18, 7-10 am.

Admission is $8 for the weekend, which includes a souvenir button, or $8 per day. For complete information visit valmythresheree.org.

36TH ANNUAL VALMY THRESHEREE SCHEDULE

No carry-ins anytime

Food & refreshments available

Friday, Aug. 17

Gate opens at 6 pm

7-11pm:  John Welch Band

Saturday, Aug. 18

7-10am:  Pancake breakfast

9:30am: Chainsaw competition (registration at 8:30 am)

11:30am:  Antique tractor pull (weigh-in is 9-11:15 am)

2-5pm:  Barn dance with Jerry Voelker Orchestra

5:30pm:  Polka Mass with Fr. Tony Birdsall and Jerry Voelker Orchestra

8pm to midnight:  The Modern Day Drifters

Sunday, Aug. 19

8:30am:  Lutheran service with Pastor Ben Enstad

10am:  Kids Pedal Tractor Pull and many other games, also a Little Farmer dress-up contest

10am:  Champion Garden Tractor Pull

10am-2pm:  Thumbs-Up pony rides

12pm:  The Cavalcade of Power, Parade of Antique Machines in front of the grandstands

12-3pm:  Open jam session

3:30pm:  Mud pig wrestling competition (Pre-register with Ralph Bochek at 920.559.0466)

 

The Valmy Thresheree grounds are located at 5005 Country View Road in Sturgeon Bay.

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