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Upcoming Events
38th Fall Festival and Swap Meet
September 24-25, 2016
Bloomfield Chili & Vegetable Soup Supper & Bazaar
November 5, 2016

41st Annual Threshing Show
July 14-16, 2017
Tractor of the Year: Oliver
Engine of the Year: Maytag

42nd Annual Threshing Show
July 20-22, 2018
Tractor of the Year: Ford
Engine of the Year: Orphans and Oddballs

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2016 Meeting Schedule
fourth Sunday of each month except December at 7pm
January 24
February 28
April 3
April 24
May 22
June 26
July 31 <--- Note the date change!
August 28
October 2 (September meeting)
October 23
November 27

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

Our 40th Birthday celebration continues with the Fall Festival September 24-25, 2016!!!!

Fall Festival Flyer is here!

See our Facebook page for pictures and videos from the 2016 Threshing Show!

Did you get a copy of our 2015 Newsletter?

Its been a few years since we have published the newsletter. Editor Gary Bowen has the new issue out the door. If you would like a paper copy, you may contact Gary via e-mail: .
We are posting it here if you would like to read it online. 2015 MAETA Newsletter


2016 Featured Tractor is Allis Chalmers

2016 Featured Engine is Fairbanks Morse

Would you like to have your wedding or other party at our grounds? Please contact Jody Kirkwood at (785) 484-3713.


Our 2015 Summer Threshing Show was one of our biggest shows! The Fall Festival was terrific as well!

Our 2015 Tractor of the Year was Case. Please visit our Facebook page for pictures and details.
Copies of the Case panorama photo are $35 and may be purchased from Kevin Kirkwood at 785-220-9477.

2015 Truck and Antique Tractor Pull results:  Here

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.

If you would like to host an event on our grounds, please contact Jody Kirkwood at (785) 484-3713.

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, 4351 81st Street, Meriden, KS 66512

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