Annual thresher show set for July 25-27 in Bird City, Kansas

Tri-State Antique Engine & Threshers Association.

Organizers announced their 71st annual Thresher Show July 25 to 27 in Bird City, Kansas. The Tri-State Antique Engine and Thresher Association event will feature Gibson tractors and pre-World War II cars and trucks.

Rural and urban residents across Kansas and the surrounding region will want to save the weekend to experience farm life on the High Plains in the 20th century, according to a news release.

Scheduled to be on display are 14 steam traction engines, 30 plus buildings full of farm and related items and more than 200 antique tractors housed permanently on site.

“Tri-State Antique Engine and Thresher Association is pleased to have on hand actual replicas of the 1831 McCormick Reaper which they will attempt to demonstrate in wheat during the show,” the news release stated.

Opportunities for public participation and activities are being planned and will include wheat binding, threshing, blacksmithing, saw milling and a printing press. Steam engines will operate throughout each day.  Displays will be open with an opportunity for spectators to interact with the exhibitors. 

For more information call 785-734-7369 or visit

Kylene Scott can be reached at 620-227-1804 or [email protected].