Brothers Kevin and Chuck Bos will hold their annual threshing bee and and antique farm equipment demonstrations this week at their farm located at 8105 Springhill Road in Erie.
The event begins Friday and runs through Sunday starting at 8:00 AM each day. The show will feature J.I. Case Equipment and include multiple demonstrations of farm machinery and skills used from 1900’s – 1960’s.
The highlight of the show will be the threshing of 10 acres of wheat with equipment from a bygone era. Once the threshing is completed the field will be plowed, worked down, and seeded using equipment from the same era.
Operating displays will include rock crushing, hay press, shingle mill, saw mill and other equipment powered by steam engine and early day gas and kerosene tractors.
There will be daily demonstrations of early farm life will include rug weaving, flour milling, blacksmithing, bread baking, wood turning, throwing pottery, broom making, basket weaving and more.
Wheat binding and threshing will occur each day. One special event, “muscle tractor” plowing will take place on Saturday afternoon in a field one mile south of the show grounds.
A church service will be held at 9:30 Sunday morning on the grounds.
Various local organizations will serve food all day and will include homemade ice cream and kettle corn.
The show grounds have seen a lot of upgrades in the past year with more planned in the future. Organizer Katie Lewis said, “Things are falling into place with great weather forecast and we should have a great crowd.”
The event is free with food and restrooms available on the grounds.