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Upcoming Events
Bloomfield Chili & Vegetable Soup Supper & Bazaar
November 7, 2015

40th Annual Threshing Show
July 15-17, 2016
Tractor of the Year: Allis Chalmers
Engine of the Year: Fairbanks Morse

38th Fall Festival and Swap Meet
September 24-25, 2016

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2015 Meeting Schedule
fourth Sunday of each month except December at 7pm
January 25
February 22
March 22
April 26
May 24
June 28
July 26
August 23
October 4 (September meeting)
October 25
November 22

Past Events
2011 Fall Festival Photos
2011 Summer Show Photos
2010 Tractor Cruise Photos
2010 Kid's Day Photos
Highlights from 2010 Fall Show
Highlights from 2010 Summer Show
Highlights from 2009 Bloomfield Supper and Craft Bazaar
2009 Tractor Cruise Photos
2009 Kid's Day Photos
Highlights from 2009 Fall Show
Highlights from 2009 Summer Show

Get a jumpstart on your Christmas Shopping with our Annual Chili and Soup Supper and Craft Bazaar!

Join us on November 7, 2015 for good fun and great food

The annual Chili & Vegetable Soup Supper & Bazaar is coming on November 7, 2015. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy great food and start your Christmas shopping! We will start serving at 5:30pm. The auction will start around 7pm. Come anytime for yummy soup or chili and don't forget a piece of homemade pie!!!

2015 Chili Supper and Bazaar flyer

We are selling raffle tickets for the quilt pictured below. It will fit a queen size bed. The drawing for the quilt will take place during the Bazaar. You need not be present to win. Tickets are $1 per chance. Please see a MAETA member to purchase chances.

2015 Quilt

2015 Truck and Antique Tractor Pull results:  Here

We have planted sorghum on the new land. We will be posting here and on Facebook when we are ready to cut and strip it in the fall.


2015 Tractor of the Year is Case

2015 Engine of the Year is Cushman

We are still working out the details, but if you would like to have your wedding or other party at our grounds, please contact Jolene Bickel at (785) 484-2288.


Congratulations to Susan Figge who won the 2014 Bloomfield Raffle Quilt!

Our 2014 Summer Show and Fall Festival were both AWESOME!!!

We were thrilled to once again host the International Harvester Collectors. Please visit our Facebook page for pictures and details.
Copies of the IHC panorama photo are $35 and may be purchased from Kevin Kirkwood at 785-220-9477.

2013 Summer Show wrap-up:

Tractor Pull results

Please see our Facebook page for pictures.

Our 36th Annual Threshing and Antique Tractor Show (2012) was great fun!

Pictures are up on our Facebook page, check us out there to upload your pics from the show.

Learn how we cut and bind the wheat for our show!

Our 2011 Summer show was HOT but fun!

Here is some of the press we received:

In addition to the International Harvester Collector's hosting their meeting with us in July 2010, Ag Am in Kansas featured our summer show on their daily program.
View the July 28, 2010 program

View the June 7 segment.

Cottonwood Station
Chuck Wagon
Flour Mill
Hay Barn
Blacksmith Shop
Sims Garage
Livery Barn
Saw Mill
1863 Sorghum Press
General Store, Post Office & Print Shop
1854 Log Cabin
1895 Bloomfield Church
Welcome to Cottonwood Station, a reproduction living history of an early day Kansas town. Developed and maintained by the Meriden Antique Engine and Threshers Association (MAETA), established in 1977. Our purpose is to preserve, through living history, early farming techniques, the appreciation of antique engines, occupations and cultures in small towns and rural areas of early Kansas.

We are pleased to offer private tours of our grounds year-round. Please contact Merril Lovendahl at (785) 986-6469 for appointments and information.

Meetings are at 7pm the 4th Sunday of every month (except December) in the General Store.

Please note: beginning in 2014, membership dues are going up to $20 for members age 12 and over.

If you are interested in membership, fill out our Membership Application and mail to: Meriden Threshers Association, 408 Main Street, Nortonville, KS 66060.

The Meriden Antique Engine and Threshers Association is a non-profit entity under the 501(c)(3) statute.