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Join us for our 55th Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree
featuring Allis-Chalmers August 24, 25, 26 & 27, 2017

 
2017 Jamboree Schedule of Events and 2017 Jamboree Poster. Make plans now to attend and be part of this huge Prairie Village event. It’s three big days featuring parades, the largest flea market in the area, steam and horse threshing, machinery demonstrations, truck and tractor pulls, train and carousel rides, free musical entertainment, exhibits, food and family fun.

Jamboree Admission: Adults $10 daily except $12 Saturday, age 6-12 – $2, age 5 and under free. Jamboree 4-day pass – $30 or free with Prairie Village season pass. Exhibitors and vendors Jamboree 4-day pass – $7 or free with season pass. Age 6-12 4-day pass $7.

All electrical camp sites for the 55th Annual Jamboree have been reserved, but you may contact us to be placed on a standby list. We accommodate all additional campers if they desire to camp without electricity (dry lot). No reservations are required for the dry lot area and generators are welcome in that area only. Last year 169 campers took advantage of this opportunity. Click here to see details of camping and lodging options.

Golf cart rentals will be available during Jamboree until the supply is exhausted, beginning at noon on Thursday. Payment for rentals must be cash or check only – no credit cards. A $20 Prairie Village registration fee will be payable separately at the gate with admission. For information regarding rental reservations, call Brian at 605-595-8985.

Thursday, August 24 at 4:30: Board of Directors Appreciation Supper free for all Jamboree exhibitors, vendors and volunteers. Judging of the pie contest will take place prior to the appreciation dinner.

For information on being a Jamboree flea market vendor or food vendor click here.

Our dinner train will be serving a four course meal on Friday evening, August 25, leaving the depot at 6 pm. Reservations are required – $25 single, $40 a couple, $14 age 12 and under. Call the Prairie Village office at 605-256-3644 or 800-693-3644 to make reservations.

No person under the age of 16 is permitted to drive a motor vehicle on the Prairie Village grounds, with only one exception: Young driver’s training will be conducted at 9:00 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday of the Jamboree. The completion of this training allows young persons under 16 to drive tractors during the Jamboree parades and tractor pulls ONLY. The training location is just south of the Electric Museum on the east end of machinery row.

VEHICLE TRAFFIC. During the Jamboree, the highest density of vehicle traffic on SD Hwy 34 coming into the Prairie Village parking area will likely be between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the Saturday of the Jamboree.

DURING THE JAMBOREE ALL ATVs ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED, as are dirt bikes and motor scooters. Medical scooters are ok. GOLF CARTS AND SIDE BY SIDES ARE ALLOWED WTIH A REGISTRATION FEE OF $20.

Our priority is to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for our visitors. To directly assist in accomplishing that, the following Vehicle & Safety Rules and Exhibitor Show Rules apply.

All entertainment in the Lawrence Welk Opera House is FREE to all Jamboree attendees:
Friday Aug. 25, 2017:
1:30 p.m. Living the Pioneer Life by Crystal Nelson
7:30 p.m. Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboys
Saturday Aug. 26, 2017:
1:30 p.m. Living the Pioneer Life by Crystal Nelson
3:00 p.m. Maplewood Men singing group
4:30 p.m. SD Old Time Fiddlers
7:30 p.m. Larry Olsen Polka Band
Sunday Aug. 27, 2017:
9:00 a.m. Happy Memories Gospel Band Community Church Service

Brad Hodne with his chain saw art will be with us again at the Jamboree.