2019 General Rules and Policies
The policies that have been adopted by the membership of the Almelund Threshing Company have been put into place to insure the safety and enjoyment of spectators, exhibitors, and members of the Almelund Threshing Show. These policies are subject to change by Board of Directors.
- One complimentary admission is offered to each tractor exhibitor. Family members/extra staff must purchase wristbands.
- Spectators must wear the wristband purchased from the ticket shacks on the show grounds at all times.
- The fees for the 2019 Almelund Threshing Show are: $20 for all three days/$10 per day (MN sales tax included in price). Children under 12 are free.
- Camping is $10/night from the time you mark off or put your camping unit on the grounds. Campgrounds open on Sunday, August 4 and close on Sunday, August 11.
- No ATV’s or UTV’s are allowed on showgrounds except for Sheriff’s office and designated workers. For those needing mobility assistance, golf carts are available for rent or you may bring your own and REGISTER it.
Warning – Inherent Risks of Agritourism
Under Minnesota law, a provider of agritourism activities is not liable for injury, damage, or death of a participant resulting from an inherent risk of agritourism. Inherent risks include: natural hazards and conditions of land, water, and vegetation; behavior of wild, domestic, and farm animals; ordinary dangers of farm, ranch, processing, and other machinery, equipment, and structures; and, other dangers or conditions integral to an agritourism activity. Participants assume the inherent risks of agritourism activities. Minnesota Statute 604A.40 (2016)
To protect all spectators and visitors to the Almelund Threshing Show, we must ask that everyone follow our vehicle policies closely. See the vehicle policy: Vehicle Movement Policy(PDF). All vehicles entering the showgrounds from the parking lots must be registered and permit must be displayed at all times. Speed limit for all vehicles on the show grounds is 5 mph (about the speed of a fast walk).
If you are driving your vehicle on the grounds unregistered, you will be asked to immediately register it in the Information building or park it and not use it during the show. The only person to be driving is the registered drivers with proof of insurance.. (Sorry no friends, children, grandchildren etc.)
Doug’s Golf Cars will be on-site with rental carts. He will be located next the the Sunrise Gas Station behind the Clover Blossom School. Handicap parking is available in that area. Call 612-964-4653 for further information or to reserve a cart.
State law dictates how much room is needed for vehicle traffic entering and leaving our lots. There are mowed strips in the East and West parking lots to help keep parking orderly. Parking for trailers and trucks and overflow cars is available on south side of Highway 95. Please use that space if you have a trailer! Trailer may be left in that area overnight. Do not park on the side of Highway 95 as your vehicle will be subject to towing. Maximizing space is easier if this policy is followed. The alternative is to have your vehicle towed if not parked correctly.
Any and all vendor/advertisers must adhere to the advertising rules, set by the Almelund Threshing Show advertising committee. See the advertising policy (pdf).
Exhibits are defined as vintage machinery and displays related to our rural heritage – such as tractors, small engines, and other farm equipment. Automobiles that are 1957 or older are welcome. Car clubs should make advance arrangements for entering and parking on the grounds. Snowmobiles that are 1980 or older are also welcome.
Flea Market Policies
The Almelund Threshing Company has one of largest flea markets in the area. We work hard to accommodate the vendors that pay for a vending spot by making sure that they will have a fair chance to display and sell their items. When an exhibitor has 10% or more of their display that is actively advertising items for sale, they will have to move to the flea market area and pay for the vending space. Exhibitors not wanting to comply with this policy will be asked to leave or stop selling their items and just display them. Flea market spaces are 20 ft x 40 ft and cost $60 per space nonrefundable. All spaces in the Flea Market are currently reserved. Vendors are responsible for their own safety and merchandise; ATC is not responsible for any personal injury or loss or damage to vendor’s wares or equipment.
Almelund Threshing Company (ATC) has adopted a camping policy for spectators and exhibitors who wish to camp on ATC property during the annual threshing show. Camping is $10/night from the time you mark off or put your camping unit on the grounds. For more information, see the Camping page.
Parking areas are off limits to camping! Violators will be asked to move to an open site or leave.
Tractor Pull Rules
Anyone interested in participating in any of the Almelund Threshing Show’s tractor pulls must be aware of all regulations and rules. For information about the tractor pulls, see the Tractor Pull page.
Contact 911 for all emergency assistance required on our show grounds. Almost all of the volunteer firemen staffing the food booths are trained Emergency First Responders. First aid kits are available at the Information Center, Sawmill, and Tractor Pull area. AED devices are located on fire trucks and at the tractor pull announcers building. Deputies from the Chisago County Sheriff’s department are on site. A land line telephone is located in our Information Building.