Every third weekend in July for more than 40 years, Crosby’s Pioneer Village has come alive with the
sights and sounds of an era long past.
Saturday and Sunday tractor and antique car parades are the highlight each year, along with
continuous self-tours of more than 20 historic buildings furnished to their original use including a
post office, bank, dental office, church and school. Horse-drawn wagon rides,
a working saw mill, old-time threshing, and a toy tractor show are some of the other staples.
The Threshing Bee is also renowned for its food, from the thresher’s breakfasts each
morning to the many tasty concessions on the village Main Street, including fresh baked
goods in the old time bakery.
The village is home to one of the largest, if not the
largest, collection of running steam engines and
antique threshing machines assembled anywhere
in the world. The three day festival honors
the homestead era by recreating life on the
prairie nearly 100 years ago.