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Feature Information

In 2014, we are showcasing our construction area of the show grounds. Home to possibly the largest collection of steam operated shovels in one location, and a number of other steam and gas powered construction equipment, you won't want to miss this show this year! Join us August 29th ~ September 1st at Steamer Hill!

Don't miss the Marion-Osgood steam shovel in action!


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Attractions

From music, to parades, steam engines, crafts, construction area and dozens of other exhibits, you simply cannot take in all we have to offer in a single day!

From the time our gates open in the morning, until the last fiddle plays in one of many music venues on the grounds, there is always an activity or exhibit underway. It doesn't matter your interest in history, we have something for everyone!

Click the button below for more details on everything Rollag has to offer!

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Sights and Sounds at Rollag

Ride The Train

The 353 is an icon of the Rollag show. Serving out its working years as a switching engine, the Alco locomotive now resides at Rollag. It provides rides around our showgrounds for our visitors, and is a beloved by kids of all ages, 1 to 101.

While riding the rails at Rollag, the 353 will take you around our course on a roughly 2 mile loop, and also provides scenic transportation around the back-side of Gunderson Pond if you are looking to traverse the show grounds and get a different view.

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The 353 is an icon of the Rollag show. Serving out its working years as a switching engine, the Alco locomotive now resides at Rollag. It provides rides around our showgrounds for our visitors, and is a beloved by kids of all ages, 1 to 101.

While riding the rails at Rollag, the 353 will take you around our course on a roughly 2 mile loop, and also provides scenic transportation around the back-side of Gunderson Pond if you are looking to traverse the show grounds and get a different view.

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Welcome to Western Minnesota Steam Threshers

Intro

Every Labor Day weekend since 1954, generations of threshermen & women get together to relive the tradition of the good ol’ days and bring the past to life for the enjoyment of young and old alike. Stop by Labor Day and check out the show. We’ll see you at the Hill, ‘Where the Sun Always Shines in Your Heart!’.

Our 2014 show is featuring Construction Equipment.  Come join us for an exciting and fun filled weekend for the whole family!

If you have questions, please give us a call: 701-212-2034. - Personal Vehicles Rules

Get your 2014 Show Posters Here!

Camping, Show and General Information
Check out our daily schedule of events!
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Quick History

It all started in 1940 with a little idea sparked from the soul of some local thresherman over supper. The Nelson boys fired up the old Garr-Scott engine to thresh with steam again for old time sake with family & friends. The event continued once a year until 1954, when Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion met formally for the first time and invited the public. Today the show has grown to include hundreds of demonstrations and exhibits spread over 210 beautiful acres. The show attracts thousands of spectators and volunteers every Labor Day weekend.

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WMSTR is a 501c(3) organization. There is no selling of products or merchandise on the showgrounds from outside vendors. All receipts are used for the growth and development of the show.

All of our workers are volunteers and receive no compensation for working at WMSTR.

Pets are not allowed on the showgrounds, with the exception of service dogs.

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2014 Expo

If you have questions about our 2014 Construction Expo, please contact our Expo Chairs. We will have some of the largest steam powered construction equipment in operation in our sandbox!

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We are currently planning out 2015 feature of Blacksmithing history! Check back soon!

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2016 Expo

We are featuring the Great Minneapolis Line in 2016. Steam Engines, Gas Tractors, Threshing, you name it! We are hoping to assemble one of the largest MM we've seen.