Step Back In Time This Weekend At The 54th Annual Threshing Bee In Crosby
At Crosby's Pioneer Village's 54th Annual Threshing Bee, time travel awaits! The Rumely line will make this widely awaited event unforgettable for all ages. This year's show's organizer, Historical Society member Erin Sorum, has put together a great program.
The Tractor-Cade, a wagon train, will travel from the Threshing Bee to the Crosby Golf Course and return to start the celebrations. That's just the start! The Dakota Star Quilt Guild's gorgeous quilts are on display in Daneville, while the open kitchen and bakery serve breakfast. The "Looney Lutherans" perform at 4:00 PM for the inaugural "Tea at the Bee."
Saturday will be action-packed. The livery barn's Oink Quack Moo Petting Zoo and the Moose building's farm toy show are crowd favorites. After the 10:30 vehicle procession, youngsters can win prizes at the "Duck Pond." Children will scramble for candy around 11:30 AM. See the main street parade, corn shucking, and Borderline Auto Club car display at Vournas Field. Enjoy "Tea at the Bee"'s second seating or the north hill's afternoon threshing spectacle.
At 3 PM, kids can search the Bummer Barn straw for buried money in a thrilling treasure hunt. This year's Bee includes family-friendly horse races where kids can bounce to victory. The Songbirds perform before a community talent show.
On Sunday, the Bee's last day, attend the Village Church Service at 9 AM, the automobile parade, and the 2023 tractor parade finale. The threshing demonstration and tractor pull are amazing.
Community volunteers tirelessly prepare the grounds, arrange registrations, and serve meals, making the Threshing Bee successful. Sponsors like Burke-Divide Electric, Bank of Tioga, New Century Ag, Crosby Assembly of God, 1st State Bank, Shannon Gjovig NCC, and Stony Creek Ranch help the event succeed. These sponsors keep the Threshing Bee worldwide and family-friendly.
Come hungry because starting at 7 AM, the Bakery and Kitchen will serve delicious delicacies. Be sure to try the Brake-Check Chuckwagon's local fare...it never disappoints. The Threshing Bee blends nostalgia, community, and excitement into an amazing weekend. Admission prices are $10 per day for adults or $20 for a three-day pass, while children under 12 enter for free. Free parking is available on the grounds, and camping and lodging options are also provided. It's important to keep dogs on a leash, and all exhibitors are welcome to participate. Wristbands are required for entry onto the grounds. For more information, you can contact Erin Sorum at 701-580-5939, Glynn Orwick at 701-740-9421, or John Tysse at 701-965-6741. Join the Divide County Historical Society Threshing Bee for an unforgettable experience!