History Comes Alive at Lakehead Harvest Show

August 25, 2017 08:56 AM

Butter-churning, grain-threshing, shingle-making and more will be on tap this weekend at the 56th annual Lakehead Harvest Show. The event allows a way to bring back memories while also teaching younger generations about how things get done. The show is put on by Lakehead Harvest Reunion, Inc. Club President Gary Ganser joined us for a preview.

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Ganser explains that the club is made up of members that own antique tractors and farm equipment. The tractors owned can range from 30 to 40 years old. However, one member owns a steam engine tractor built in 1903. Many of these tractors will be on display this weekend.

Current farming uses more machines and less handy work.

"A lot of the younger generation, you see the big farm equipment that they do several hundred acres in a day with a thrasher..." Ganser says.

The show gives a chance for those who weren't a part of that time, to be immersed into how farming used to be.

The Lakehead Harvest Show runs August 25 - August 27 in Esko. Parades run 4 P.M daily, rain or shine.

Ganser explains there are so many activities running throughout the day, that it can be chaotic at points.

"It's constantly going. We've got more things going than we do members sometimes " he said.

Tickets are $7 each day, or $13 for the whole weekend. Children ages 11 and under get free admission.

Click here for a full schedule of events. 


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