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Steam Thresher Reunion

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Steam Thresher Reunion
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

There's a weekend dedicated to steam and other old-time engines -- Labor Day weekend in Rollag, for the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion.

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Daily pass for the reunion is $12, the season pass is $20, primitive camping for all four days is $35 and kids age 14 and under have free admission.

Gates open at 6 a.m., and breakfast is available at 6:30 a.m. at church stands.

Included in the admission are evening programs and musical entertain-ment; rides on the full size train, which runs one mile around the show grounds; rides on the little train, Ortner Railroad; rides on the vintage merry-go-round; and shuttle wagons to ride around the large show area.

In past years, some of the entertainment has included parades, a vin-tage style show, steam and gas threshing demonstrations, ladies' activities, square dancing, live music and more.

There are also food stands selling "thresher-man's homestyle meals" and many other things, from apples to ice cream.

An Honorary Steam Queen will be named during the weekend as well, and there's a "Spark Show" where steam engines are made to give off showers of sparks.

There's also Catholic mass and an all-faith worship service.

No unauthorized vehicles are allowed on the show grounds, including ATVs and golf carts. Dogs are also prohibited unless they are required for medical reasons.

For more information on the Steam Threshers Reunion, visit www.rollag.com.

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