Granite, Iowa — It’s the 32nd annual Granite Threshing Bee this weekend in tiny Granite, Iowa.
People come from far and near for the annual spectacle of harvesting with the equipment from nearly a hundred years ago. Besides the bee, where you can learn just how threshing was done long ago; there are several other things to take in, including a Kids Tractor Drive, Open Stage Music, a tour of the Blood Run area that is hoped will be a state park someday, and a vintage parade featuring vintage tractors, cars, garden and pedal tractors. A supper, with your choice of steak, chicken breast or hot dog or brat will be from 5 to 6:30, and Karaoke starts at 6:30. The Vintage Tractor Pull is at 6 PM. All of those activities will happen this Saturday, July 16th. Also available that day from 9 to 4 are tours of the Miller Loaders facility in Granite.
On Sunday, they’ll have many of the same activities, and the Master’s Voice Quartet will sing at 10:30 before the demonstrations get underway at 11.
The Iowa-sanctioned Kids Pedal Pull is Saturday and there will be a South Dakota-sanctioned Kids Pedal Pull on Sunday.
There will also be a Flea Market, Meals & Concessions on Friday Evening, Saturday & Sunday.
Granite is seven and a half miles west of Larchwood on A18, then go a mile and a half north on Arizona Avenue.
For more information, visit granitethreshingbee.com or Granite Threshing Bee on Facebook.
For information on . . .
…the Threshing Bee, contact Darrel Hansen at 712-477-2598.
…the Antique Tractor Pull, contact Keith Bosler at 712-470-0965.
…the Flea Market, contact Jan Hansen at 702-523-1243.