Nowthen Threshing Show Information

The Nowthen Threshing Show is a three day event that takes place annually on the third full weekend (Friday through Sunday) in August.

Guests can watch history happen by watching corn chopping, blacksmithing, grain threshing, and sawmill demonstrations, or experience historic culture by wandering through the old restored school, church, log buildings, and train depot on the grounds.

Guests are welcome to wander the grounds through the many rows of antique tractors and machinery, or they can sit back and watch the antiques come to you during our daily Parade of Power. Music, tractor pulls, or children’s activities, all of our entertainment is available free of charge throughout the weekend. Our guests, young and old, can sit down and enjoy listening to one of the many free concerts performed throughout the day at the pavilion or watch the tractor pull on Friday and Saturday night or stroll through the large flea market or craft building to peruse the items for sale. Children can enjoy the many activities occurring at the log cabin, the petting zoo in the log building, or catch a train ride out of the depot.

Your ticket through the front gate offers you all this and more as we “Bring the Past to the Present.”

The Nowthen Threshing Show generally has activities and events happening on the grounds from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. See the daily schedule for more detail on each day’s events and the other links under Threshing Show for more details about the show.

If you enjoy the show, be sure to watch the calendar and search this website for all of our other upcoming events!

Aerial of the Show Grounds
Aerial of the Show Grounds from the 2018 show

Hello Everyone,

On the evening of June 10th the board of directors unanimously voted to cancel the 2020 Nowthen Threshing Show. This step is not taken lightly, and the board has been working each of the last three months on evaluating options and hoping for the best.  The safety of our members and guests is our number one concern. The board also needs to ensure the fiscal viability of the organization.  Due to the uncertainty involved with the Pandemic of the Novel Coronavirus we simply can’t risk having a show this year. We understand that this is disappointing to many and we are disappointed as well. We will continue to evaluate conditions to see if our fall events can take place.  For now, all events planned on the grounds through the end of August are cancelled. Our features will be bumped a year, so we hope you will join us for our 50th Annual Nowthen Threshing Show on August 20-22, 2021.

50th Anniversary Show
Everyone is Welcome!
Featuring the history of the Nowthen Historical Power Association and
our heritage of the Anoka Engine Club with Stover Engines and the Rogers Threshing Show

The 2020 Threshing Show features:

Nowthen Threshing Show 50th Anniversary


Stover Engines

Join us at the 2021 Nowthen Threshing Show on August 20, 21, 22.