TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (Good Day Live) – Steam Threshing Days will be held on August 5 and 6, 2022 at the Illinois Amish Heritage Center near Arthur, Illinois. Hours for the event are 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5 and from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. CDT on Saturday, August 6, 2022.
The purpose of the show is to teach show attendees how crops were grown and harvested during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Amish continue using many of these methods in their farming operations today. The show continues to expand, and the 2022 show promises to be the best and biggest show yet!
The 2022 show will feature oat threshing by steam, gasoline, and horsepower. A Keck-Gonnerman Steam Engine will power a Keck-Gonnerman threshing machine. Also, threshing machines powered by horses and tractors will also be featured. Flailing of oats will be demonstrated as well. Oat straw will be baled by a John Deere Straw Press and a fanning mill will also be in operation. And there is so much more! Click here to visit the Illinois Amish website.