Judging by the steady stream of campers, tractors and implements moving onto the grounds, as well as the upbeat faces of the folks piloting them in here, I’d say the excitement is on.
Much equipment is already in place, with rows of tractors growing steadily by the hour. During this event you’ll see equipment from decades of the past displayed and demonstrated. Take in a bit of what it was like to thresh grain, put logs through a saw mill, or plow by means of the truest, original form of horsepower: horses.
And if you’d rather sit back and watch it all go by, enjoy several daily parades down our historic Main Street.
Our railroad will be running steadily, including under steam power Friday and Saturday, allowing passengers a circumferential view of the whole exposition throughout each day. Railroad equipment demonstrations and tours will offer an insider’s view of the mode of transportation which chiefly caused the settlement of villages such as ours.
You can ride the carousel, browse a massive flea market and munch on food as you take in your favorite event. Or simply spend the day wandering the village, watching others watch the action and the resulting delight on their faces, both young and old.
No matter how you choose to experience it all, or what your preferred angle might be, there’s much fun to be had for hours on end. All of the details are available at prairievillage.org.
Come on out and experience with us South Dakota’s colorful agricultural heritage during Jamboree 2016. We look forward to having you with us!