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33rd Annual Threshing Bee
Sep 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - Sep 20, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Kittitas Valley Early Iron Club invite the public to the 33rd annual Threshing Bee at Olmstead Place Historical State Park.
The Threshing Bee takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20 at Olmstead Place State Park, 921 N. Ferguson Rd, Ellensburg. (Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/oEt3F) Organizers invite the public to explore the history of the restored 1875 pioneer farm through displays and activities featuring antique farming equipment. Threshing begins at 10 a.m. and the tractor parade starts at 1 p.m. each day of the event.
The centerpiece of the event is an antique threshing machine used to separate the edible part of cereal grain (such as wheat) from the inedible chaff surrounding it. Other activities include an antique tractor parade, display of draft horses, wagon rides, antique vendors, an antique equipment show and displays, homemade ice cream and a DJ with live music.
Included this year at the event will be the illumination of the historic 1889 dairy barn by Ann Durant. Durant lights dilapidated barns and industrial buildings with high-wattage lights. Ann will illuminate the old Olmstead 1889 dairy barn on Friday night, Sept. 18 and on Saturday night, Sept. 19.
Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase at the event Saturday on Sunday. Breakfast runs from 7 to 10 a.m. Lunch is from 11a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Discover Pass is not required for vehicle access to the event. The Kittitas Valley Early Iron Club is covering the access fee.
For further information, contact the Kittitas Early Iron Club at: www.kveic.org.