Frobisher is ready to celebrate farming traditions

Once again the Frobisher community will come together to celebrate farming history and traditions. The 47th annual Frobisher Threshermen’s Day will take place on Sunday, Aug.18.

The day of activities will begin with a pancake breakfast at the museum. Among many other highlights, activities will include a trade show, baling and threshing demos and an antique tractor show.

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The preparations are almost completed and the organizing committee is putting last touches on the event.

“We are ready to go for the weekend. Hopefully, it will be a beautiful sunny day, and lots of people come out to have a look at everything that’s going on,” said Fran Folkerts, a volunteer committee member with Frobisher Threshermen’s Day.

Threshermen’s celebration started back in the 1970s. Back in days, the event used to be called Threshermen’s Reunion. Then the celebration usually took the entire weekend. But then it turned into a one-day event and changed the name to Threshermen’s Day.

It’s shorter now, but the day still has a lot to offer for all ages.

One of the key attractions, the parade, will start at the museum grounds and will roll through Frobisher at 1 p.m.

“It will be on our main street. It’s usually quite a nice parade of old tractors and steam engines. Everybody who is out of town is more than welcome to put their floats in the parade if they would like,” said Folkerts.

There is no registration fee. People willing to join the parade will just need to sign up at the museum grounds prior to the parade.

Another big attraction of the year is Regina’s Curbside Games and Laser Tag.

“They bring a big trailer. It’s got theatre-like seats inside and kids can go in and play different video games… They also do laser tag… for adults and children,” said Folkerts.

To make sure that kids have a variety of activities to stay occupied throughout the day, the committee also booked the rock-climbing wall from Estevan and organized sand pile mining, bouncy castles and children’s tractor pull.

The museum that will be hosting the trade show will stay open all day.

With all the attractions, Folkerts hopes to see good attendance.

“We’ve got a lot of attractions. And just the simple fact that there is going to be the old-time threshing which goes on every year. People are really coming back to watch that kind of stuff,” said Folkerts.

Buff’s Smokin BBQ will be at the grounds providing delicious food for the day. The Frobisher fire brigade will put on some refreshments. The pulled pork supper will start at 5 p.m.

The entrance tickets are $5, and that wristband will get guests into everything.

For the full schedule see the Frobisher Threshermen’s Facebook page.

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