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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. The South Central Threshing Assoc. was formed. Through the hard work of the "Founding Fathers" and their spouses, this association has grown and collected a massive amount of History. The traditions of the past come alive on the first weekend after Labor Day each year on the Threshing Grounds. The Threshers are now a 501 3 (c) non-profit.

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


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!

Core Piston of Old Tractor or Machinery at South Central Threshing in Braddock North Dakota

48th Annual Threshing Bee

September 9th &10th, 2023

Featuring International Tractors

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.

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