The Fifty-Second Annual Mark Twain Old Threshers’ Show will take place July 8-10, at the Paris Fairgrounds. The show will feature John Deere Tractor, Chevrolet Automobile, and John Deere Gas Engine All Makes and Models are welcome. The show will be hosting the Vintage Green Club of Missouri.
A $5 Admission Button will be good for all shows and events, with children 12 years old and under being admitted free with an adult. Ages 16 and Under must have parental supervision. Program Books will be available for the event.
On Friday, July 9, breakfast will again be served from 7 to 9 a.m.
The Baby Show will begin at 6 p.m. It is open to all babies and they do not have to be Monroe County residents. A button will be required for accompanying adults. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. Boys and Girls Divisions are: 0-6 months, 7-12 months, 13-18 months, 19-24 months, and 25-35 months. There will be an Overall Grand Champion and Lil’ Mr. and Miss Contest Ages 3-5. Contact Claudia Lynch, Chairman at 573-864-9466 for questions concerning the baby show.
Tractor Games will be held at 6 p.m. There will be a Miniature Draft/Pony Pull at 6:30 p.m. with Weigh-In at 3:30 p.m. It will be held at the south end in the Arena. Contact Joe White 660-651-3921 or Jerry Kindhart 573-629-5289.
The Corn Hole Tournament will start at 6:30 p.m. under the New Pavilion (South end). Contact Darin Maupin 660-833-7962 or Jacob Allison 660-269-6677. The Clay Clear Band will start playing at 8 p.m. Be there to enjoy some good music.
Breakfast will again be served from 7 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 10. The Parade will start at 10 a.m. with Line Up behind the Grandstands at 9 a.m. Registration from 8 to 9 a.m.
The Jack Beamer Memorial Antique Car and Truck Show will be held after the Parade from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. under the Shelter. Parking and Registration will be on West Side of the Fairgrounds. Vehicles must be 25 years or older. Contact Gabe Duncan at 573-721-3015 for more information.
Tractor Games will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Larry Parrott Memorial Washers Tournament will start at 2 p.m. under the New Pavilion (South end). Contact Darin Maupin 660-833-7962 or Jacob Allison 660-269-6677.
The Garden Tractor Pull will start at 4 p.m. on the Pulling Track. The Richard Mills Memorial Antique Classic Tractor Pull Registration will start at 2 p.m. and will be begin around 3 p.m. The chairman is Mark Sprock 573-470-5389.
The Ed Schulte Memorial Tractor Show will begin at 3 p.m. There will be a Best Restored Tractor Presentation.
New this year will be Draft Horse Games starting at 5 p.m. These will include Log Skid, Feed Team Race, Obstacle Course, and Gambler’s Choice. Come cheer on your favorite team and drivers. Also new this year will be Show Me Dulcimer Club performances throughout the day. Come enjoy some really good music.
The Clay Clear Band will again wind up the evening starting at 8 p.m.
There will be no need to be hungry, as the Mark Twain Old Threshers’ Food Booth will be serving Brisket and BBQ Pork Steak Meals, Hamburgers, Brats, Hot Dogs, and Walking Tacos. Cold Soda Pop, Tea, Bottled Water, Gatorade, Lemonade, and bags of ice will also be available.
The speed limit on the Grounds is 5 mph and there is a $5 fee for all personal transportation vehicles. They must be registered at Headquarters Tent and display assigned numbers at all times. No ATVs allowed and you must be 16 or older to drive any transportation vehicle and Mark Twain Old Threshers’ is not responsible for accidents, injuries, or theft.
No Fireworks, Water Pistols, Dart Guns, Marshmallow Guns, or Ball Games of any type will be allowed at the Mark Twain Old Threshers’.
Camping is available for the weekend and includes electrical hookups. Call 573-721-5705 for reservations. Handicapped transportation will be available.
Contacts are Angela Fields is the Mark Twain Old Threshers’ President 573-721-5705; Mary Curtwright-Gas Engine Chair 573-473-5487; Tractor Chair-Bill Griffin 573-721-3691; Gabe Duncan-Car Show Chair 573-721-3015; Amanda Lehenbauer-Vendor Chair 573-406-4487.
No alcohol is allowed, patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Program may vary due to unforeseen circumstances. Check Facebook at Mark Twain Old Threshers and Mark Twain Old Threshers, Inc. is a non-profit organization.