Manager, Prairie Village
With the 51st Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree featuring International Harvester coming up soon on August 23-25, it seems to be an appropriate time to take a look at a few of the various aspects pertaining to it. With International Harvester being the feature this year we expect that the Jamboree will be another big one.
Major new entertainment this year is the Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pulling Association event on the Saturday evening of the Jamboree. This is a big sanctioned pull where the members are competing for point standings. This “Thunder In The Village” is no doubt going to be a well attended event. The admission price is definitely inexpensive as the gate admission to the Jamboree entitles everyone to attend all of the events on the grounds free of charge.
Due to the Outlaw”s pull being on Saturday evening, the Great Plains pull has been moved up to start at 1:00 p.m. that day. This is always a big event in its own right and as such we expect that mid-day Saturday will produce a large number of vehicles coming into our parking area and hopefully we will be able to accomodate everyone.
To help alleviate the traffic situation we will have the school bus shuttle service again from the Gehl parking lot to the admission gates. Coming in and exiting by way of the south gate, there will be three buses on Friday running continuously from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and four buses on the same schedule on Saturday.
Golf carts and side by sides are again permitted with a $10 registration fee. ATVs are strictly prohibited. Golf carts can be rented from NB Golf Carts in Hendricks, MN by calling them at 507-275-3564.
Extensive details on the Jamboree can be seen on our website at prairievillage.org/jamboree.
In the meantime, we have an excellent event coming right up as our 20th Annual Madison Car Show will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 4th. This is a fun one as it gives everyone the opportunity to think about vehicles from yesteryear and see some of them in their nicely preserved and restored conditions.