Attractions & Displays
There is a lot to see at the Almelund Threshing Show; way more than just classic tractors! Make sure to check out these historic and fascinating attractions.
Old (1865) Chisago County Courthouse: Quilt raffle, American Flag display, Antique radios, Carvings of miniature farm implements & wooden toys, Law library & manual typewriter display, Old time photographer with character costumes available, Post card sales, Showcase “collections” display, Story telling, and “Favorite grandmother’s table setting” contest! If you would like to reserve one of our locked display cabinets to show off your antique collection or to participate in the “Grandmother’s Table” vintage dish display, contact Marge at MargeStrand@yahoo.com.
Fun for Kids: Playground with new equipment, Ring toss game, FFA farm animal pens, Pedal tractor pull (Saturday only), and Sawdust pit coin toss (Sunday only). Be sure they visit Carlsted’s Kids Corner by the log house. New this year, classes in Clover Blossom schoolhouse from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.
Log House, Duplex, Dairy Barn & SmokeHouse: The showgrounds are home to a wide variety of log structures which have been moved here to preserve them. Walk through them and imagine living there instead of your current home. Master Gardeners are available in the Duplex house to answer your garden and weed questions.
Pioneer Building: Yarn spinning, Sock knitting, Rug making, Butter churning, other crafts and everyday skills.
Fairbanks Morse Engine: This is an incredible four cylinder machine. Wander around the area to see lots of smaller engines and pop-pop machines.
Poik’s Barber Shop: Sit in an old fashion barber chair and get your hair cut while visiting us.
Blacksmith Shop: Watch how horseshoes, nails and door hardware are made using hot coals and a hammer.
Sawmill and Shingle & Lathe Mills: Watch huge logs being cut into lumber for building. Pick up a shingle branded with this year’s logo.
Clover Blossom School: See what it was like to go to a rural school with all the students in one room. This year, Gammelgarden will be having classes for youth from 10:00 am until 3:30 pm each day. Opening exercises will begin with Pledge of Allegiance and a daily poem and followed by a Spelling Bee. At 11:00 am, there will be a Trivia Bee (topic – St. Croix Watershed) and then it’s time for lunch and outdoor playground games. Indoor activities will resume at 1:00 pm with an arts/craft project and some language learning. The day will end with a sing-a-long that starts at about 2:45 pm. No fee to participate. Folks are invited to watch the activities.
Sunrise Shell Gas Station: Operated for many years in downtown Sunrise. Closed in 1962. Board the stage coach with its team of exceptional horses at this stop and take a ride. Doug’s golf cart rental is also located here.
Train Depot: See vintage train displays and talk with local railroad enthusiasts.
T-shirt Shack: Want a souvenir? Purchase t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats celebrating this year’s event. Look for new location.