Kiester to host Farming of Yesteryear event

Published 10:00 pm Monday, September 3, 2018

There will be many new and fun events this year at the threshing show in Kiester, according to a press release. The events will be planned around the features of the year, including lawn mowers and lesser known tractors. There might even be an original “Wompus Cat” with Walnut Lake History on display, along with other unique tractors and machinery. All tractors, machinery and lawn mowers are welcome to come and be displayed. The gates open at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

Among the many events will be the first ever lawn mower pull and horseshoe tournament. The lawn mower pull is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon east of the big barn. All stock class mowers and garden tractors are welcome for no fee. There will be a lawn mower fun run along with various lawn mower games throughout the weekend. The horseshoe tournament will be Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The tournament will take place by the arena with provided horseshoes. 

There will be both new and returning artists during the festival. Gary Tison from Mankato will share his stand-up, musical, and magic comedy at 11 a.m. Saturday. Also on Saturday, the Nords from Titonka will present a variety of musical selections at 2 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., Sunrise from the surrounding area will share contemporary Christian and folk music. After the soup supper, local favorites Something Country will play, so grab your dancing shoes and get ready to listen to some great music.

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Sunday morning another local favorite, Dunnell Lenort, will perform a variety of musical selections starting at 11 a.m. The Goodtime Dale Show from Albert Lea will display a collection of musical presentations at 3:30 p.m. There will be a drawing at 4 p.m. Sunday. Some prizes include a framed print, Farming of Yesteryear jacket, $750 and more.

All of the regular demonstrations and activities will take place over the weekend, including the big engines, saw mill, threshing machine, plowing, corn shelling and much more. Explore and shop in the country store and flea market while visiting the house, church and school. You don’t want to miss a fun couple of days when the old farm comes to life again, the release said.