2015 Annual Reunion - July 2nd - 5th
Sunday December 14th
Annual Member Christmas Carry-In Dinner
Meal at 1pm - Meeting to follow at 2pm
Location: Shawnee Prairie Reserve
All members welcome. Bring your favorite carry-in dish.
December 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Santa Claus Lane is BACK from 6 to 8 pm
Santa Claus will be there each night to greet the children.
Darke County Steam Thresher's Announcements
Meeting December 14, 2014.
2:00pm @ Shawnee Prairie Reserve
Carry-In Dinner to be at 1pm Meeting to Follow
To be announced..
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Camping Dates for Special Events
The Darke County Steam Threasher's Grounds will be available for camping during select events throughout the year.
Come back and visit our site to check on updates.
For more information, please contact David Gibson (419.852.5946).
Who is the Darke County Steam Thresher's Association?
The Darke County Steam Threshers association Inc. is a club that is dedicated to the preservation of antique agricultural equipment. Each year at our annual reunion we strive to give guests a glimpse of what rural life was like in the days of the past. At our annual reunion you can see displays of antique full size steam engines, scale steam engines, tractors, and stationary engines. In addition you can see some of these machines in use. We feature exhibitions demonstrating the various stages wheat goes through to be prepared for use. We start with harvesting which includes cutting and bundling. Next we move on to threshing and separating. All these processes are done using antique machinery. We also have plowing demonstrations that exhibiting members can participate in as guests watch. We have a working sawmill that guests are also welcome to watch.
Food vendors and flea markets are available on the show grounds. These attractions are located in the beautiful York Woods. Guests can take a break from the demonstrations and grab a bite to eat as they leisurely stroll through the shade of the woods and browse the many interesting items for sale in the flea markets.
The annual reunion also offers activities for the younger members of your family. In the past chidrens activities have included a needle in the haystack game, a kiddie tractor pull, a barrel train, and a tug 'o' war with a scale steam engine.
The reunion has also included a variety of activities for exhibitors to participate in. We have had tractor and steam engine games in which operators can demonstrate their skill. We have a hill climb and a teeter totter. We have also had tractor pulls. Each day at Noon the steam engine operators are invited to participate in the “Noon whistle”. In addition we offer a daily parade. In the evenings you are invited to watch the dazzling display of our sparks show. Guests are invited to observe all of the before mentioned activities.
Camping is available in York Woods for our guests who would like to stay close to the fun and entertainment. If you plan on camping we ask for a nominal donation to help defray the expenses for maintaining the camping area.
We strive to offer something that is interesting for every member of the family. We look forward to seeing you and your family this year!
2015 Show Dates
July 2nd, 2014 - July 5th, 2015
2015 Show Flyer - Coming Soon!
Frick Steam Engines
Bessemer Gas Engines
Jacobson/Bolens Garden Tractors
Adult 4 day - $5.00
Children 12 & under – Free
Thursday: 1 day admission $3.00 for everyone 62 and older
Sunday: $2.00 discount with the contribution of a canned food
all contributions will be donated to a local charity
Non Voting - $8.00
Voting - $10.00
Exhibitors are asked to be members of the club
Golf Cart Tags
Pricing to be determined.
The Darke County Steam Threshers annual reunion is held
at the beautiful York Woods located 8 miles North of Greenville, Ohio
at the corner of State Route 127 & Reed Rd.