50th Annual Western Illinois Threshers

August 4-6, 2017

Family Fun, Free Parking, Thresher Food Stand & Other Food Vendors.

Camping is first come, first serve. No spaces reserved in advance. Camping is free for exhibitors, but they must pay for their electricity. Electric fees are charged from when the camper is plugged in. For more information, call 217-440-8450.

  • 30 amp/$15.00 per day
  • 20 amp/$10.00 per day
  • Primitive Camping - $5.00 per day for non-exhibitors

Golf carts & 4-wheelers (known as personal transportation vehicles) must register at the red shed. All drivers must be 16 years old or older. Drivers must show proof of insurance and sign the designated form that lists all regulations. There is a fee for all personal transportation vehicles on the grounds.

All pets must be on leashes at all times.


Daily Features:  Tractor Plowing, Steam Power Threshing, Pony Power Threshing, Straw Baling, Large & Small Sawmills, Corn Shelling, Stonemill Cornmeal Grinding, Blacksmithing, Rock Crushing, Gas Engines, Rail Handcar & Motorcar Display & Ride, Ladies Bazaar, Antique Household Items & Shop Tools, Quilting, Rug Weaving, Sheep Shearing, Woodworking, Crafts.

Grounds include Old Windmill, Schoolhouse, Log Cabins, TP&W Depots & Caboose, Grandstand, Museum Building, General Store, Printshop, Blacksmith Shop, Post Office, Filling Station. Largest and most complete line of Gas Tractors, Cars, Trucks & Engines.

For a complete schedule of events, please check our Facebook page. Changes in events may need to be made. If you would like to check on an event, please call the grounds at 217-847-2572.

Saturday night entertainment and featured car to be announced.

Download a printable schedule.

Thursday, August 3
Mid-afternoon   Arrival of Iowa Tractor Clubs
Friday, August 4    
9:00 a.m   WCAZ-AM Radio - Live interviews in the Red Shed (Tractor Headquarters)
9:00 a.m.   Tractor Games  
11:00 a.m.   Antique Tractor Pull (Exhibition only)  
1:00 p.m.   Sheep Shearing; Plowing  
1:30 p.m.   Rock Crushing  
2:15 p.m.   Shelling & Grinding Corn  
3 :00 p.m.   Kids Tractor Pull  
4:45 p.m.   Pony Powered Threshing  
6:00 p.m   Ribeye Steak Dinner, followed by Tractor Pull
Saturday, August 5      
6:30 a.m.   Gates Open  
7:00-10:00 a.m.   Breakfast served in the Shelter House  

8:00 a.m.

  Draft Horse Pull

10:00 a.m.


10:00am - 1:00pm

  Postage Stamp Cancellation

12:00 p.m.

  Tractor Games

12:30 p.m.

  Pony Powered Threshing
1:00 p.m.  

Horse & Tractor Plowing; Sheep Shearing

1:30 p.m.  

Corn Shredding, Threshing, Baling

2:00 p.m.  

Threshing, Cornmeal Grinding, Corn Shelling

3:00 p.m.   Antique Tractor & Car Parade
4:30 p.m.   Baling
4:45 p.m.   Pony Powered Threshing
6:00 p.m.   Pork Chop Dinner
6:30 p.m.   Country Music
7:00 p.m.  

Guest Speaker: Orien Samuelson

8:00 p.m.     Quilt Auction, 50th Year Memories & Presentations, followed by Country Music
Sunday, August 6      
6:30 a.m.   Gates Open
7:00-10:00 a.m.   Breakfast served in the Shelter House
8:30 a.m.   Church Services
9:30 a.m.   Antique Tractor Pull (Exhibition Only)
11:00 a.m.   Threshing
11:30 a.m.   Cornmeal Grinding, Corn Shelling, Baling
12:30 p.m.   Rock Crushing
1:00 p.m.   Sheep Shearing, Shelling & Corn Grinding, Horse & Tractor Plowing
1:30 p.m.   Corn Shredding, Pony Powered Threshing, WCAZ Kids Games
2:00 p.m.   Baling
3 :00 p.m.   Antique Tractor & Car Parade
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