Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion Returns to Steamer Hill in Rollag this Labor Day Weekend
Rollag, MN — The steam will once again be rolling on top of the hill in Rollag, Minnesota this Labor Day weekend. The Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion returns after a one year hiatus due to the pandemic. Every Labor Day weekend since 1954, generations of thresherman and women from all across the nation get together to recreate the past with hundreds of agricultural, industrial, and pioneer demonstrations and exhibits spread across more than 200 acres in Rollag. Kee Groshong of Columbia, Missouri has been an active volunteer for more than four decades and says last year the grounds were locked down during Labor Day weekend, but they were able to spend some time before and afterwards doing maintenance on the equipment and grounds.
Each year the Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion features a specific brand or type or engine on the top of Steamer Hill. This year, Groshong says they are showcasing both Oliver & Hart Parr engines along with Otto gas engines.
Throughout the 210 acres on the grounds, visitors can take in a number of real-life, working displays that includes steam engines, sawmills, pioneer village, construction equipment, miniature engines, blacksmiths, farm equipment, and more.
Music will take place throughout the grounds all four days and there are various food options. The gate fee is $14 per day or $25 for the season pass. Parking is free. Find out more information by going online to www.rollag.com or listen to the full interview with Key Groshong during the Kaleidoscope program today at 9am or listen below,
We’ll have live interviews from Steamer Hill at the Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion this Friday morning on 106.5 KRJB.