The Valmy Thresheree, taking place Aug. 16 – 18, celebrates the rural farming of yesteryear – the heritage, history, and machinery. The three-day event features a tractor pull, chainsaw competition, polka music, pig wrestling, delicious food, a barn dance, and row after row of Allis Chalmers to swoon over.
Started in 1983 by Bernie and Shirley Geisel, the event was launched to keep Door County’s farming heritage alive. The couple hosted the event on their property for fifteen years before it moved to its current home – a 40-acre lot large enough to fit hundreds of antique cultivators, combines, and manure spreaders.
The 31st annual Thresheree & Antique Machinery Show takes place at 5005 County View Road near Valmy. Admission is $5 a day or $8 for the weekend, and includes a souvenir button. For more information call 920.495.0257 or 920.559.0466.
Thresheree Schedule of Events
Friday, Aug. 16
6pm: Gates open
7–11pm: Centerline performs
Saturday, Aug. 17
8am: Gates open
9:30am: Chainsaw Competition
11:30am: Antique Tractor Pull
2-5pm: Jerry Voelker and the Jolly Gents perform polka music for the Barn Dance
5:30pm: Polka Mass with Rev. Tony Birdsall
8pm-12am: John Welch Country Band performs
Sunday, Aug. 18
8am: Gates open
8:30am: Lutheran Service with Pastor Ben Enstad
10am: Kids Games & Pedal Tractor Pull
10am: The Lena Area Garden Tractor Pullers Association
12pm: Cavalcade of Power Parade of Antique Machines
12:45pm: The Lena Area Garden Tractor Pullers complete in the Finals.
12–3pm: The Bittorf Brothers perform.
3:30pm: Mud Pig Wrestling