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39th Annual Threshing Show
July 17-19, 2015
Tractor of the Year: Case
Engine of the Year: Cushman

37th Fall Festival and Swap Meet
September 26-27, 2015
Bloomfield Chili & Vegetable Soup Supper & Bazaar
November 7, 2015




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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


See you at the Summer Threshing Show, July 17, 18, 19, 2015!!!

Summer Show flyer is here!  FLYER





The wheat is ready!

In case you didn't know, we have purchased the 30 acres behind the show grounds. We are growing our own wheat for the summer show! We will be cutting and binding it on Saturday, June 27 around 9am. Bring your lawn chairs and sit behind the Bloomfield Church to watch. Parking is available along the track. The public is invited (for FREE!) to come and watch us do it the old fashioned way!

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

 

2015 Schedule:

Friday, July 17, Schedule:

  • 7:00am - Breakfast - Chuckwagon
  • 8:00am - All buildings open
        Big Engine display opens
        Flour Mill begins operation
        Blacksmith Shop w/ working Blacksmith
        Sawmill begins operation
        General Store opens
        Log Cabin opens
        Bloomfield Church opens
  • 10:00am - Threshing - East of Bloomfield Church
  • 1:30pm - Tractor Parade - Track
  • 2:00pm - Threshing - North of Bloomfield Church
        after Threshing - Stationary Hay Baling - North of Bloomfield Church
  • 5:00pm - Garden Tractor registration - Track
  • 6:00pm - Garden Tractor pull - Track
  • 8:00pm - Country Music by Sierra - Hay Barn (bring your lawn chairs)

Saturday, July 18, Schedule:

  • 7:00am - Breakfast - Chuckwagon
  • 8:00am - All buildings open
        Big Engine display opens
        Flour Mill begins operation
        Blacksmith Shop w/ working Blacksmith
        Sawmill begins operation
        General Store opens
        Log Cabin opens
        Bloomfield Church opens
  • 8:00am - Garden Tractor registration - Track
  • 9:00am - Garden Tractor pull - Track
  • 9:00am - Antique Car/Truck Show - South side of grounds along the highway
  • 10:00am - Threshing - North of Bloomfield Church
  • 1:30pm - Tractor Parade - Track
  • 2:00pm - Threshing - North of Bloomfield Church
        after Threshing - Stationary Hay Baling - North of Bloomfield Church
  • 3:00pm - Children's Pedal Tractor Pull - Hay Barn
  • 3:00pm - Antique/Classic Tractor and Truck Pull registration and weigh-in - Track
  • 5:00pm - Truck pull first, Antique/Classic Tractor Pull immediately following - Track
  • 8:00pm - Country Music by Sierra - Hay Barn (bring your lawn chairs)

Sunday, July 19, Schedule:

  • 7:00am - Breakfast - Chuckwagon
  • 8:00am - All buildings open
        Big Engine display opens
        Flour Mill begins operation
        Blacksmith Shop w/ working Blacksmith
        Sawmill begins operation
        General Store opens
        Log Cabin opens
        Bloomfield Church opens
  • 9:00am - Sunday Service - Bloomfield Church
  • 10:30am - Slow Tractor Race - Track
  • 10:00pm - Garden Tractor registration - Track
  • 11:00pm - Garden Tractor pull - Track
  • 1:30pm - Tractor Parade - Track
        Trophies awarded
  • 2:00pm - Threshing - North of Bloomfield Church
        after Threshing - Stationary Hay Baling - North of Bloomfield Church

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.