Farming of Yesteryear to be held Sept. 10-11
Farming of Yesteryear, rural Kiester, Minn., will host their 39th Annual Farming of Yesteryear Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11. The event will take place at 1736 600th St., rural Kiester (two miles east on Hwy. 2 then two miles south on gravel road #121.) The gates open at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
Bring your family for a fun-filled outdoor event. All attendees are encouraged to bring their tractors and machinery. Featured this year is the Olive and Minneapolis-Moline Equipment. Sign up to win a riding lawn mower, Yeti bottles, and FOY apparel.
A scavenger hunt is planned for Saturday, Sept. 10. Pick up cards with clues at the Main office. Other events planned for Saturday are: 1 p.m. parade, followed by BK’s Classic Country; 2 p.m. horseshoe tournament with a payout to the top three. To sign up you may call Jim at 507-606-1691. A soup supper will be served at 5 p.m.and “Somethin; Country” will perform at 6 p.m. at the Barn Dance to be held in the Community Center.
Sunday, Sept. 11, events include a 7 a.m. church service, scavenger hunt, pancake breakfast, gospel group “The Nords” will perform, a children’s pedal pull contest, parade at 1:30 p.m, followed by a lawn mower pull, Guss and Julie Courier performing, and a raffle drawing with winners being announced.
The Farming of Yesteryear has many events for families to enjoy both days—Kee Town Painters demonstrations, antique farm equipment, Barrel Train, Country Store, quilt tying; steam and horse power demonstrations, blacksmith demos, sorghum making, candle making, threshing, plowing, corn shelling, wood sawing, children’s barnyard, horsedrawn rides, and rug weaving.
A Craft and Flea Market will also be held both days. For more information, you may contact Melissa at 406-393-2077.
There is an admittance of $10, with children 12 and under being free. Primitive camping is available.
For questions about the event you may call 507-525-2345 or email email@example.com or go to their Facebook page.
Mark your calendars, and be sure to bring the whole family for a fun-filled weekend.