Discover the rich history of agriculture, threshing, and handcrafted hobbies at the Huron Pioneer Thresher & Hobby Show event series, offering excitement, learning, and fun for the whole family.
Established in 1962 by steam engine and threshing machine enthusiasts, the Huron Pioneer Thresher & Hobby Show has expanded over the years, adding new exhibits, enhancing facilities, and inviting collectors to share their prized possessions and stories. The event now features a wide range of attractions for all ages:
- Antique Tractors: Marvel at rows of meticulously restored tractors from various brands, and catch thrilling tractor pulls on the track.
- Antique Vehicles: Explore a collection of vintage cars and trucks, and meet their proud owners and drivers.
- Indoor Vendors: Shop for homemade, handcrafted, and direct sales items, as well as event souvenirs, inside the arena.
- Flea Market: Discover unique treasures, equipment, parts, signs, toys, and memorabilia at the antique flea market.
- Special Events: Compete in daily 2-person log sawing, bag tying, and belt setting contests.
- Outdoor Vendors: Sample homemade treats, unique items, and fresh produce from outdoor vendor spaces.
- Fiddle & Step Dance Competitions: Enjoy lively fiddle and step dance performances that are fan favorites.
- Live Music: Experience old-time country music on stages, join jam sessions, or dance with your partner.
- Lifestyles Tent: Attend guest speaker talks, educational seminars, interactive demos, Bingo, live music, and more.
- Log Cabin: Tour the 2-storey log cabin featuring artifacts and live quilting demonstrations.
- Petting Zoo: Children can meet farm animals like miniature ponies, sheep, pigs, calves, rabbits, ducks, chickens, and roosters, hosted by the Perth County Junior Farmers.
- Steam Engines: Admire various steam engines, learn about their operation, and enjoy the daily steam whistle show at noon.
- Horse & Grain/Corn Binder Demonstrations: Observe horses performing different farming tasks.
- Live Threshing: Watch live threshing and hay press demonstrations using antique equipment and tools.
- Children’s Activities: Entertain kids with pedal tractor pulls, pioneer games, crafts, face painting, and more!
Join us at the Huron Pioneer Thresher & Hobby Show event series and share in the fascinating history with your family.