Stan Rauch, Manager

With two major events at the village this past weekend, to say it was busy would certainly be an understatement.

According to the many comments that we have received from attendees, the Buddy Holly and Beyond Review with Johnny Rogers was exceptionally outstanding entertainment. It was the quality of a Branson or Las Vegas show because it was exactly the type of show Johnny Rogers puts on at those venues and others. It was quite the night for those who experienced Johnny Rogers and for the Prairie Village opera house.

There were 92 vehicles at the 21st Annual Madison Car Show last Saturday, the largest number in many years. It seems that all of our events have been bigger and better this year, and we have had more of them..

Now we move right on to our premier event of the year – the August 22-24 Steam Threshing Jamboree featuring the Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors Association National Show. It promises to be a big one considering that it is a national show. The complete schedule of events and other related information can be found on our website at, or it can be picked up at the gift shop, or mailed upon request.

Jamboree daily admission is $10 for adults, $2 age 6-12. Three-day adult wristbands are $27 and three-day passes for age 6-12 is $5. Age 5 and under free. Season passes are of course accepted for obtaining the three-day wristbands. For those who would like to get their three-day admission wristbands and/or register their golf cart or side by side prior to the event, that can be done now at the village gift shop.

The Jamboree kicks off on Thursday the 21st with the board of directors appreciation supper for the exhibitors, volunteers, vendors, and those with associate member season passes. New this year is that the stock, classic and open tractor pull will be that Thursday evening at 5:30. Although this is technically outside the three-day Jamboree dates, the three-day wristbands are good for that event. Otherwise the $10 admission fee will apply on Thursday with one-day wristbands being available at the exhibitors gate.

We will once again have our dinner train on the Friday and Saturday evenings of the Jamboree. Reservations can be made by calling the office at 256-3644 or stopping in at the gift shop. Tickets are $25 single or $40 a couple, age 12 and under $14.

We are looking forward to an excellent Jamboree. Ken and Karen Becker are this year’s Jamboree King and Queen. Galen Crosby is the Parade Marshall.