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Our Roots

In 1974, local individuals who liked to tinker with old machinery began getting together once a year to "play" with their collections. The collection of old machinery needed a home and the group needed a name. It was then that the South Central Threshing Association was formed. Through the hard work of the organization's founding fathers and their spouses, the association has grown and collected a massive amount of history. The Threshers are now a 501 3 (c) non-profit.

Tractors in a Row at South Central Threshing Grounds in Braddock North Dakota
Country Field

48th Annual South
Central Threshing Bee

September 9th & 10th, 2023

Camping is available. Call 701-391-4500 to reserve.

The South Central Threshing Association's main event is our Annual Threshing Bee.  Not only is there threshing, but also a village of buildings preserved from the past to display unique items.  The event features a blacksmith shop, church, stationary engine display, horse drawn rake, saw mill, and shingle mill as well as corn chopping, baling, rock crushing and other demonstrations.

2023 Highlights



This year we are celebrating 100 years of International Farmall. These tractors will be featured in our tractor trek and the annual parade. You won't want to miss these relics of the past!

Rock and Roll


Mylo Hatzenbuhler, the Original Rock & Roll Farmboy, will be performing on Saturday from after the parade until 4pm.  Learn more about this "man of the soil transformed into a rock music icon" who lives on a fictional farm "eight miles east of Strasburg and a half." Learn more about his music here.



On Sunday, we will feature Clyde Bauman and his wife with gospel favorites following the parade. Come sing along with all your favorites while you enjoy the remainder of the festivities and views the South Central Threshing Grounds have to offer!


The South Central Threshing Association's mission is "To Preserve Machinery and Traditions of the Past." Each event we host is designed to support our mission though fundraising, promoting membership or continuing traditions. The success of our events are only possible with your support!


Johnny Holm Band

June 1st, 2024 at 9pm

South Central Threshing Grounds

Join us for an evening of music and fun with the Johnny Holm Band! Brought to you by the South Central Threshing Association, Farmers Union, Xcel Ag Solutions, and Climax Concrete, this is a concert you won't want to miss! Cost to attend is $30. Cost to camp is $60 for electrical sites and $20 primitive sites. Miss Kitty's will be open both Friday and Saturday.

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