Greatest steam, gas engine and antique farm show returns to Denton

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 06:55 PM

For the 44th year, the Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion returns July 1-5 to the 170-acre park in southern Davidson County owned by Brown Loflin and the Loflin family.

This year, the reunion features all things I-H with the addition of Chapter 42 of the International Harvester Collector’s extravaganza. I-H collectors from around the country will bring their wares – collectable items made by International Harvester - to buy sell or trade.

As always, the Threshers’ Reunion will display several rows of antique farm equipment amid the 15 restored buildings that Loflin salvaged from neighboring communities. The Handy Dandy Railroad will provide rides for children and adults alike around the park. Vendors will be on hand to offer crafts – everything from handmade jewelry to knives. There are also plenty of food vendors on hand with popular delicacies like funnel cakes, pinto beans, chicken pies and the most popular Poppin’ John Homemade Ice Cream – ice cream churned by a hit-and-miss engine.

Donald Thomas’ Famous Border Collies will perform the sheep herding farm demonstrations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day. United Country auction house will take in antiques for selling from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 30 to July 2. Then, at 9 a.m. on July 3, an antique consignment auction will take place. Pedal Pull contests for children will take place at 10 and 11 a.m. for adults on July 5.

Other fun events – the Denton Swim Club is sponsoring a Cow Bingo each day of the Threshers’ Reunion. Tickets are $10 for a chance to win $500. And while at the Denton FarmPark, get the 2014 Threshers’ Reunion Post Office Cancellation at the General Store.

On the music front, each day provide news sights and sounds. Tuesday, July 1, it’s the Idle Time Bluegrass Band at 3 p.m. followed by the Threshers’ Queen Pageant at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, July 2, it’s Jerry Butler and the Blu-Js at 2 and 7 p.m., followed by Flatt Lonesome at 3 and 8 p.m. On Thursday, July 3 The Cook Family performs at 1 and 6 p.m., the Gospel Plowboys are on at 2 and 7 p.m. and The McKameys are on at 3 and 8 p.m. On Friday, July 4, it’s Britishmania – the Beatles Tribute at 3 and 8 p.m. and Rich in Tradition at 2 and 7 p.m. And then on Saturday, July 5, it’s Michael Cosner at 3 and 8 p.m. with Up & Coming Bluegrass at 2 and 7 p.m.

Also on Saturday, July 5, at 9 p.m., it’s time for the fireworks!

Tickets are $14 for adults, $6 for children younger than 12 and pre-school age children are free. Visitors can receive $1 off admission if purchasing at least a 2-day ticket. Inquire at the admission gate for more information. Parking at the Denton FarmPark is free and camping is available. Call the Denton FarmPark office for site availability.

During the Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion the Denton FarmPark hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information call 336-859-2755 or go online to Denton FarmPark is located at 1072 Cranford Road, Denton.  Call 336-859-2755 or email

Lawnmower Pull:

July 1 at  5 p.m.

South Atlantic Woodsmen Association Lumber Jack Sports Competition:

July 2 at 5 p.m.


July 3 at 9 a.m.

Tractor pulls:

Stock Tractor Pull - July 3 at 4:45 p.m.

Super Tractor pull - July 4 at 4:45 p.m.

Horse pull:

July 5 at  5 p.m.

Kiddie pull:

July 5 at 10 a.m.

Adult Pedal Pull:

July 5 at 11 a.m.