‘Embracing Our Heritage’ will be theme of Goessel Threshing Days

Folks in Goessel are gearing up for the town’s 32nd annual Threshing Days, slated for Aug. 5, 6 and 7. Events will center on this year’s theme, “Embracing Our Heritage.”

An annual feature throughout the weekend are the steam engine and garden tractors. A variety of activities and events for all ages are being readied for the weekend.

At 7 p.m. Friday, the Wilbert Bartel family will perform “Farma Broon,” a Low German program.

Saturday begins at 10 a.m. with the parade on Main Street, followed later by the children’s pedal tractor pull at 1 p.m.

Included in the list of afternoon entertainment under the big tent are the Kansas Prairie Strings, banjo playing by Jonathan Goering, bluegrass music by Hadley & Friends and storytelling by John Hybsha.

Threshing Day visitors can also take wagon rides and attend plowing and other demonstrations that use horses.

Saturday evening’s entertainment at 7 will feature Ken Rodgers.

On Sunday, the day begins with worship at 10:30 a.m. under the big tent and all of the same demonstrations as Saturday. At 2 p.m., there will be an antique tractor pull.

For a small admission fee, visitors will have access to the Mennonite Heritage Museum complex and all festival events.

For more information, call the Mennonite Heritage Museum at 620-367-8200 or the city office at 620-367-8111.

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