5855 16th Ave SE, Braddock, ND 58524, USA




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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.



South Central Threshing Association's Mission it "To Preserve Machinery and Traditions of the Past". 
Each event that we have is to support our mission.  Either by fundraising, promoting membership or continuing traditions.


Annual Threshing Bee

45th Annual 2019
Sept. 7th and 8th

South Central Threshing Association's Mission it "To Preserve Machinery and Traditions of the Past". 
Our main event is an our Annual Threshing Bee each year.  Not only to is there threshing, but also a "village" of buildings preserved from the past to display unique items.  There is a blacksmith shop, Church, stationary engine display, corn chopping, baling, rock crushing, horse drawn rake, saw mill, shingle mill and many other demonstrations and displays.


The South Central Threshing Grounds

The South Central Threshing Grounds are located just north of Braddock, ND. The grounds host many events yearly, but none as large or spectacular as the Annual Threshing Bee.  It is always amazing to see the event and grounds from the air.  
Thank you Duane Grensteiner for the footage.


Monthly Meeting third Wednesday of every Month 8pm Miss Kitty's on the Threshing Grounds Braddock 

(subject to change in cold weather)


Dues are minimal

Benefits: dirty hands, dirty close, friendship, hard work, restoring and preserving history

Membership Information

Annual Meeting Third Wednesday of October, 8pm Miss Kitty's on the Threshing Grounds Braddock



Annual Threshing Bee

Each year, the first weekend after Labor Day, the grounds come to life.

More than Farming Equipment

At South Central Threshing Association, we are dedicated to preserving and restoring more than just farm equipment.  This 1950 era Parsons trencher was donated as a none-working piece of equipment.  Many hours were spent bringing it back to life.  It is amazing to see in action.



The "Nebraska" Corliss Steam Engine Project

Your support is important to our work at South Central Threshing Association. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, one of those ways is with monetary donations to our "Nebraska" Corliss Steam Engine Restoration.  We received a complete Corliss Steam Engine (in many parts) from a Nebraska Sugar Mill.  We are looking to restore this Corliss Engine to working condition.

 Learn more about how you can get involved, either by manual labor, knowledge or monetary donations to this project.  

Contact Tracy at 701-391-4500



Partner with Us

This is a HUGE project, and we need your help.

The Braddock News

Here at South Central Threshing Association, we have our own print shop.  This is a unique collection of retired printing equipment from various print shops around the country.  We have a few "one of a kind" relics from the days of manual typesetting and mass copy productions.
Several Books have been printed from our Presses.  Each year students from various colleges and local schools come to the Threshing Grounds to relive the early years of newspaper and mass production of type.
Follow this link for the PBS documentary on the Braddock News


The Blacksmith Shop


Custom Items for Sale

Grave Marker

Learning a Trade

The Master and the apprentice


Contact South Central Threshing Association