Lake Region Threshers Show

September 9-11, 2022

The Lake Region Pioneer Thresherman's Show is held annually in Dalton, MN with entertainment for the whole family!

Steam Engines

The Lake Region Threshers Show features one of the country's finest collections of steam traction engines. Many of these steam engines join a "Parade of Giants" through the grounds at 1:00PM each day of the show.

Historic displays

There are many historic buildings on the grounds, filled with antique displays of all types, such as military, music, printing, and more. Many of the buildings are from the period of the settlers and include log houses, a one-room schoolhouse, and a church among others.

Free Train Rides

Take a ride on a World War I era French steam locomotive.

Tractor raffle results:

Raffle drawing Sunday, September 12 at 5 p.m. for
1st Prize, Larry Simonson: 1963 Minneapolis-Moline Jet Star Two Tractor or $2,500.
2nd Prize, Bob Rabenberg: Custom made MM 1/3 scale Model G1000 with front loader or $250 Cash.
3rd Prize, Roger Vanhorn: Collectible Toy Tractor.


Blue Ox Tractor Pull

Watch as drivers test the abilities of their tractors!


Friday - Bean Bag Tournament, Live Music, Beer and Pizza
Sat - Music by Confusion, Beer and Pizza

Stationary Engines

A wide variety of stationary engines, including the massive 110 ton Wheelock.

Antique Tractors

Hundreds of antique tractors of every type.


Choose from home style meals, lunch stands, fast food stands.

Steam-powered crane & saw mill

See how logs were cut before gasoline engines were common.

Flea Market

Come get a deal!

Antique Woodwork Shop


Campsites are available very close to the show grounds.

Dalton Queen of Steam

Pageant held each year.

Kid's Pedal Pull

Free fun for the kids!

Photo credits: David Hanson, Jeff Terry