Midwest Old Threshers, Mount Pleasant

#48 of 132 in Museums in Iowa
“Knowing from experience that each generation enjoys a clean, wholesome gathering of an educational and historic nature such as ours, the Association hopes to always keep the gatherings like this, where we can meet and harvest the golden memories of yesteryear and pause in our daily tasks each year to visit and relax, always with a thought in doing so to improve the future harvest of good fellowship and citizenship.”

Written by Herman E. Elgar, 1951

In it’s first 50 plus years, the Old Threshers Reunion has grown to be recognized as the largest event of it’s kind in the country. People visit from every state in the union as well as numerous foreign countries. Visitors number around 35,000 to 40,000 each year at the 5 day event that traditionally ends on Labor Day. The original show was presented on the fairgrounds but has grown to cover more than 150 acres.
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  • Attended with large group. The gate fee is a little high if your basically just going n to shop the vendors. They offer a bus ride from the large parking area to the main gate which is really nice...  more »
  • This event draws people from all over the country and they bring with them there tractors, crafts, music, and fun to share! We go every year that we're able and make the most of it as a great family.....  more »
  • So wonderful to visit this beautiful grounds packed with history. From antique tractor display to crafts and vendors to draft horses to musical entertainment! And old fashioned saloon and cowboy shootout and bank robbery! The food!! Yummy 😋 local Lions in and church's and boyscouts work hard to serve up great food. Old fashion root beer stand and homemade ice cream! You just have to go!!
  • My little brother and I had a blast! Excellent church dinners, pie, met wonderful vendors and attendees , loved the group of 1959 cars of many makes, rode the horse carousel. Just had a great time.Will attend again next year!

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