About Us


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The James Valley Pioneer Threshermen’s Association was founded in 1974. The purpose of the association is to preserve and demonstrate the methods of farming in bygone days, and to restore and preserve the equipment that was used. Each year the Association hosts the James Valley Threshers Show at Threshermen’s Park in Andover, South Dakota, the weekend following Labor Day. It is a three day show, from Friday through Sunday.

While visiting the show you can see steam engines, antique tractors, cars, and trucks. Daily you can find Sawing, the 1:30pm Parade, Threshing, Plowing, and Blacksmithing.

Don’t forget to check out the Souvenir Shop, 150 Case Exhibit, Heritage Quilt Show, Toy Chest, Feedbin, Turtlebacks, Small Engines, School House, Church, and so much more!

There are extras happening each day. Friday evening everyone is welcome to join the Moonlight Steam Ride. On Saturday you can enjoy the Antique Tractor Pull, Heritage Quilt/Craft Show, Kiddie Tractor Pull, and Spark Show after dusk. Sunday morning all are welcome to participate in services at the Community Church on the grounds.


The James Valley Pioneer Threshermen’s Association is a non-profit organization with no compensation paid to members. All net proceeds are reinvested in the development of the organization. Over the years we have added more activities, buildings to the grounds, and expanded the acreage of the grounds. Each year we host the largest demonstration of plowing in South Dakota, and one of the largest in the country.

Memberships are available to anyone interested in joining. Meetings are held monthly, except during September, January, and February. Contact us for more information!


The James Valley Tractor Club is a separate non-profit organization whose members share an interest in farming  and antique equipment. The local chapter was founded one year at the James Valley Threshing Show, and continues to be a major part of the Show. The members have constructed a facsimile of an old John Deere Store in Thresherman’s Park and a Blacksmith Shop like the one that John Deere himself would have used. They have also constructed several bleachers and sidewalks on the grounds. Each year the James Valley Tractor Club has a tractor give away, with the name of the winner being drawn on Sunday afternoon during the show.

Admission to the James Valley Threshing Show is $10 daily
or get a 3-day pass for $25!

Children 12 and under are free!

See you at the Show!