The 47th annual Nowthen Threshing Show brought visitors back in time 200 years with various demonstrations Aug. 18-20.
Susan Bisila and Jesi Goetze showed families what life was like in the 1800s as they cooked corn chowder over a wood stove and helped children do laundry with a washboard.
Goetze has participated in the Threshing Show since she was a child, and now she takes her daughter to the festival annually.
“It’s kind of a family tradition,” she said.
Many demonstrations, including blacksmithing, grain threshing, oxen plowing and more enticed families. A tractor pull attracted large crowds Friday and Saturday.
A daily highlight of the Threshing Show, put on by the Nowthen Historical Power Association, is the Parade of Power where hundreds of machines, many tractors, drive down the grounds’ Main Street.
The 2017 show featured Caterpillar machines and Ingeco Engines.
A pancake breakfast opened the show each morning, and many food options were available throughout the day from various vendors.
The main pavilion played host to live music, square dancing and more.