If you’ve reserved time on your calendar for the annual Steam Threshing Festival at Heritage Park of North Iowa in Forest City, make sure you’ve marked off the right weekend. Traditionally held the third weekend in September, the show will move up this year to the second weekend in June – June 7-9, 2019.
This year’s show feature is Minneapolis Threshing Machine Co. equipment and Sheppard diesel engines. A Show n’ Shine Car Show will include classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Planned demonstrations include working horses, steam power, prairie tractors, log sawing and planing, and blacksmithing. Author Leland Wyman will be present from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, to sign copies of his book, Minneapolis Threshing Machine Company.
Heritage Park also hosts a steam school each May, and a horse and mule event, Aug. 24-25, showcasing traditional horse- and mule-powered farming. Camping is available on the Winnebago Campgrounds adjacent to the 91-acre park on the south side of Forest City. For more information, check out the Heritage Park Facebook page or visit Heritage Park of North Iowa.