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Music big part of threshing show

Published 12:30pm Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Three groups will bring their unique blend of gospel, bluegrass and country during the Lake Region Pioneer Thresherman’s Association’s Threshing Days Friday and Saturday in Dalton.

This year’s entertainment, which will perform at the Agricultural Museum Building on the Dalton Threshing Grounds, on Friday includes the Knudtson Family from Swanville, MN at 7 p.m., and the Haining Family from Branson, Mo. at 8 p.m. On Saturday, the Fraser Family from Puposky, MN will take the stage at 7 p.m., followed by “Courier” from Blaine.

The concerts are free. There is also an open stage during the 3 day festival, featuring local musical talent, For more information, contact 218-731-8166.

This year’s threshing show, held Sept. 6-8, will feature Minneapolis-Moline equipment. The event will kick off Friday with events including the Parade of Giants at 1:30 p.m., an antique car and truck parade, lumber sawing, chain saw carving and blacksmith shop demonstrations.

Saturday will also feature the Parade of Giants as well as the downtown parade at 11 a.m. with the tractor pull to follow

The show will wrap up on Sunday with a church service from 9 to 10 a.m., one last Parade of Giants at 1 p.m. and a garden tractor pull. A group will bring in their tuned up, hotrod lawnmowers and put on a pulling demonstration.

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