We are now only ONE MONTH away from the start of the 2021 Montgomery County Old Threshers Show! Time to get your exhibits all finished up and reserve your camper and flea market spots.

When: August 20-22, 2021
Location: Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Featured Tractor: Minneapolis-Moline & Oddballs
Featured Gas Engine: Fuller Johnson

Overview: Experience the “Way it Was” with antique farm machinery, flea market, arts & crafts, kids games, tractor games, Dutch-oven cooking, antique cars and trucks, cross-cut saw contest, great music, fiddle contest and much, much more. Food stand available on the grounds. Admission buttons cost $8 and are good for all three days. Children under 12 get in free!

New events this year:

Dutch oven cooking contest. Due to space constraints we are limiting this event to just 10 teams.
Here’s the information for those interested: General Information, Rules, Entry Form

Who doesn’t love looking back at old photos? We are adding a photo contest, specifically with photos from past Montgomery County Old Threshers Shows. See attached information and be sure to call Jane at 573-684-2645 if you have any questions. General Information & Rules

Additional show information can be found on our events page.

Additional printables: 2021 Show Flyer, 2021 Show Schedule, 2021 Fiddle Contest Info

June 19, 2021 fast approaches. It is time to get your registrations in for the 2021 Tractor Cruise. $35 registers ONE tractor and ONE driver and includes a single meal ticket for lunch. Additional meal tickets can be purchased for $10 each, but if you do not do this in advance your plate is not guaranteed. When the meal tickets run out there will be no extra food, so REGISTER IN ADVANCE.

The cruise departs at 9am sharp from Howard’s Welding Shop in Montgomery City (next to MFA where there is trailer parking). The route will proceed left down HWY 161, turn right at HWY V, and will pause at the Bellflower fire department for a restroom break. Afterward, the route will depart on HWY E, turn right onto Melvin Road, proceed and turn left to 7UP Road, turn left onto Prices Branch Road, then turn right at HWY JJ, finally turning left onto HWY F and going into High Hill. Lunch will be served at the church. The return route will be left on HWY F, left onto HWY V then left onto HWY 161 and returning to the start point where there will be a drawing for door prizes to end the event.

Refer to the events page or contact Howard Hollensteiner if you need more information.

It’s Toy Show time again!

Please adhere to COVID19 preventive guidelines if you attend: wear face masks, use hand sanitizer, and keep 6 feet apart from others.

When: March 6, 2021
Location: Merchants building at Montgomery County Fairgrounds (click here for map)

Buy, sell, trade, or just look around. Come see antiques, classics, and even new toys of all kinds; enough to thrill both children and all those young at heart. Don’t have a collection yet? This is a great opportunity to start! General admission is only $3, and children under 12 get in free. Food will be available on site. Have questions? Just call Howard or Karen Hollensteiner at (573)564-2979.

Printables: Flyer

The events page has been updated with information for the upcoming 2021 show season.

  • Toy Show: March 6, 2021
  • Tractor Cruise: June 2021 (specific date to be determined later)
  • Old Threshers Show: August 20-22, 2021 (features same as 2020)

Please be advised that all events are pending the COVID19 situation. We are proceeding with planning while assuming everything will take place. Any changes or cancellations will be posted on this site and our facebook page.

This is additional information to supplement our earlier post about the cancellation of the 2020 show.

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that due to the Coronavirus Social Distancing guidelines, all 2020 activities – Annual Tractor Cruise, Annual Threshers Show, meetings and our Annual Appreciation Dinner have been cancelled. This decision didn’t come easily, but when it all comes down to the bottom line, the most important thing is the health and well-being of our spectators, exhibitors, volunteers and our community. Recently, the Montgomery County Fair Board had to make the same decision, and we know first hand the intense struggle of balancing between “trying to do the right thing” vs “The Show Must Go On”. We hope that 2021 will bring the steadfast support for both the Montgomery County Fair and The Montgomery County Old Threshers that our small community has always provided. It is also our prayer that 2021 will be free of this virus that has caused so many adjustments to our every day lives. The Montgomery County Old Threshers members will be working hard to make 2021 our best show yet and look forward to seeing you the first Saturday in March for the Toy Show. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at 573-999-5741 or vrj91@earthlink.net – Valerie Johnson.

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