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Bird City antique, thresher show marks 60 years

Special to The Hays Daily News

BIRD CITY -- Ten working steam engines and more than 200 antique tractors will be highlighted during the 60th annual Tri-State Antique Engine and Thresher Show from July 25 to 27 at the show grounds in Bird City.

Seventeen buildings will be filled with antiques.

Beginning with a patriot flag raising at 10 a.m., daily events include corn shelling, blacksmithing, printing and sawmill demonstrations, a quilt show, wheat threshing, player piano concerts, old schoolhouse presentations, tug-of-war (kids vs. steam engine), and a parade at 1:30 p.m. each day.

Events include a community yard sale and swap meet, concerts, children's events, stagecoach rides and more.

For information, call Rod Klepper at (785) 734-7369 or Darci Schields at (785) 734-7172 or visit atwww.threshershow.org or threshershow.blog.com.