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Mid-Lakes Thresheree

  • Manitowoc County Historical Society 924 Pinecrest Road Manitowoc, WI, 54220 United States (map)

2018 Feature: 
John Deere Dealership - Past and Present

Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9
10 am to 4 pm

The Mid-Lakes Thresheree celebrates steam engines and antique farm equipment, which used to be the way farm work was done in the fields generations ago. 

Whether it’s making butter in the Cheese Factory, seeing antique farm machines at work, or an exciting stroll through 25 different interactive historic structures, there’s always something exciting happening at our Thresheree. It’s home to endless discoveries about history, science, art, and nature, and the event weekend is brimming with activities you won’t want to miss!

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 5 to 17, under age 5 is free.  MCHS and MLRI Members are free. Must show Membership card.

The Mid-Lakes Thresheree is made possible with support from Madson's Service, Inc


Presented in partnership with the Mid Lakes Rustic Iron Club

The Mid-Lakes Thresheree is an immersive experience unlike any other.  The event is put on in partnership between the Mid-Lakes Rustic Iron Tractor Club, a non-profit, volunteer run organization, and the Manitowoc County Historical Society, a private 501c3 non-profit museum. 

Our groups have a clear goal—to educate the public and future generations with demonstrations of vintage agriculture.

This cooperative effort brings to life Wisconsin’s rich agricultural heritage with popular displays, field demonstrations, and countless activities for visitors of all ages. 


Exhibitor Information

When you step foot on our grounds you’re more than just a guest—you’re a participant. You are a central part of our story, and we welcome your feedback. To get in touch with us, you can pick up the phone or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!

· Exhibitors must read, sign and follow      safety rules as well as any instructions given to them by MLRI members in orange safety vests.

· Exhibitors may begin to set-up on Friday, September 9 after 8 am.

For more exhibitor information please contact:
Steve Kress
(920) 946-0706


Earlier Event: August 19
Tram Tour
Later Event: September 19
History Happy Hour: Meat's Opera Haus